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Manuel Perovic arranges the story of Narcissus and Echo, as told by Ovid for saxophonist Jurg Wickihalder and a theatrical band including Michael Jaeger, Damian Zangger, Chris Wiesendanger, &c.

Wickihalder, Jurg
Narziss And Echo

Wickihalder, Jurg: Narziss And Echo (Intakt)
Label: Intakt    
Released in: Switzerland    

"The story of Narcissus and Echo, as told by Ovid, demands music of uncharacteristic directness. It is about the call which waits for resonance, for instance, but also about the life-giving principle of mutation, of constant, startling change. And of course it is about eroticism in all its forms.

A genuinely theatrical music is being played out here: the stylistic uniformity is of less interest than the colouration. Or, to put it better; the music gains its unique character through diversity and contradiction. And the text, stringently orientated toward music, acquires a theatrical presence. Manuel Perovic's precisely coloured orchestration and the exquisite performances of all involved created a seductive, erotic atmosphere and contribute to the game of stimulating, astonishing dramatically tension here too a surprising range of stops are pulled out."-Intakt

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Product Information:

UPC: 7640120192099

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT209
Squidco Product Code: 16389

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in September 2011 by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen at Hard Studios Winterhur.


Jurg Wickihalder-compostion, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone

Tim Krohn-narrator, text

Jeannine Hirzel-soprano

Sonoe Kato-mezzosoprano

Mia Lindblom-violin

Frantz Loriot-viola

Seth Woods-cello

Florian Egli-alto saxophone, flute

Michael Jaeger-tenor saxophone, clarinet

Damian Zangger-trumpet, tenor horn

Bernhard Bamert-trombone

Manuel Perovic-arrangement

Chris Wiesendanger-piano

Daniel Studer-double bass

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Track Listing:

1. Die Sage Von Narziss 5:48

2. Ouverture 4:17

3. Saturnia, Ach, Bist Du Suss 2:07

4. Ach, Saturnia, Jetzt Wird's Mir Doch Zu Blod 6:20

5. Ich Macht' Noch In Die Windeln 6:00

6. Schwere Nacht, Starre Nacht 8:33

7. Ist Da Jemand 4:54

8. Wie Krank Sind Doch Die Menschen 4:37

9. Nein Doch, Was Ist Dies Licht 3:29

10. Doch Warum Kann Ich Nicht 3:00

11. Da Liegt Narziss 6:24