Aragats. The Arrival

Jivan Gasparyan jr., duduk
Armen Hyusnunts, sax.
Vahagn Hayrapetian, piano
Alex Baboian, guitar

catalog number: 21096

Finest Jazz from Armenia!

live recorded at
Yerevan Jazz Night / Morgenland Festival Osnabrück
by Walter Quintus

 

Johannes Brahms
Symphonies 3 & 4

Bremen Philharmonic
Markus Poschner

Catalog number 21064

“… As with the Third Symphony, audiences for the most part greeted the Fourth “with exceptional applause”. Whether this was due to or in spite of the high degree of artificiality is a matter for conjecture. Brahms’ achievement of realizing the ideals of chamber music-like structure in the monumental framework of the genre symphony was something which was upheld by future composers. When asked what had been able to learn from Brahms, the composer Arnold Schoenberg answered: “Economy, and yet richness”.
Alexander Butz

Live recording
A co-production with Radio Bremen

 
Treatises

TREATISES
on Trans-Traditional Aesthetics
Ensemble Extrakte
Sandeep Bhagwati

Sören Birke - Ravi Srinivasan
Cathy Milliken - Deniza Popova
Wu Wei - Ji-eun Kang
Hoo Yong - Farhan Sabbagh
Gregor Schulenburg - Klaus Janek
Sandeep Bhagwati

catalog number: 21104 

"Ensemble Extrakte – this name outlines a musical program. The thirteen treatises in this album are seismographic soundscapes of uncommon encounters. When we brought together the eleven musical polyglots of Ensemble Extrakte in music, they came from widely different musical backgrounds and cultures; some were virtuosos in more than one genre or tradition. To each of us, music meant something else, they made their music for different communities and contexts. But they all lived in Berlin – and our idea was to create a music that would truly reflect this new ensemble, its roots and its global aspirations." Sandeep Bhagwati

 
Von Müttern und Töchtern

VON MÜTTERN UND TÖCHTERN

Dorothe Ingenfeld, Mezzosopran
Anita Keller, Klavier
Katrin Dasch, Klavier

catalog number: 21103

"How did I come to make a CD just with songs about mothers and daughters? My daughter was away for three weeks during the summer holidays and I wanted to use the creatively to record a CD. I looked at my favourite songs and discovered that three of them had this thematic connection. The obvious thing to do was to take this as a theme, so I sat down with both of my pianists and we looked for other such songs. We found over thirty of them, from which we chose the most beautiful songs and those we thought the most fitting. It was to be the most poetic summer of my life! I devoured books on the subject, watched films and talked to mothers and daughters about this most enthralling of all relationships. It was a source of infinite joy for me to slip into the roles of all these mothers and daughters and I wish you just as much joy while listening!" Dorothe Ingenfeld