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Volkslieder 2.0
1 CD | 47min | Nr. SWR19011CD
CD 1: » Ralf Schmid: no(r)way no why (after Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt - Bruderovet)
» Ralf Schmid: toast på coast (after Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt - Morgenstemning)
» Ralf Schmid: verleiht flügel (after Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt - Arabic Dance, Anitra's Dance)
» Ralf Schmid: solveigssong (after Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt - Solveigs Sang)
» Trad.: Schlafliedchen (German Folk Song; Arr.: Helge Sunde)
» Trad.: Auf einem Baum (German Folk Song, Arr.: Helge Sunde)
» Trad.: Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär’ (German Folk Song; Arr.: Helge Sunde)
» Trad.: Lore-Ley (German Folk Song; Arr.: Helge Sunde)
» Ralf Schmid: Celebrating Beauty in Slow Motion

Well-known German folk songs and Edvard Grieg's immortal melodies are given resounding performances by a line-up of choir and big band – and it all adds up to much more than mere arrangements. Well-known jazz musicians and arrangers took up the challenge to make a unique blend of two completely different ensembles in unusual pieces. The result is more than crossover: the big band's special, rhythmic energy unites with soaring folk song melodies, resulting in a completely new sound and highlighting the outstanding abilities of both ensembles.