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Aki Takase, Ayumi Paul: Hotel Zauberberg

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Ascoltare la pianista nipponica Aki Takase è sempre una esperienza foriera di sorprese, grazie ad una creatività e disposizione al rischio davvero rare. Lo spirito avventuroso della sua composita cifra artistica ben si sposa con lo spirito esplorativo della label che ha prodotto questo sinestetico progetto, fra suggestioni sonore e letterarie.

L'idea è quella di trasporre sul piano musicale la storia ed i personaggi del massimo capolavoro di Thomas Mann, "La montagna incantata." Aleggia così sul progetto l'aura musicale austro-germanica tanto amata dallo scrittore ed in particolare il riadattamento per pianoforte di temi bachiani e mozartiani. Il tutto viene intriso non di estetica jazzistica, ma di retaggio classico euro colto contemporaneo.

Piano e violino eseguono per lo più rigorosamente parti scritte, debitamente soggette a variazioni estemporanee. Il duo dà così vita ad un percorso musicale ispirato, suggestivo e coinvolgente per esaltare tutta la ricchezza timbrica degli strumenti impiegati. I lettori si chiederanno a questo punto cosa c'è di jazzistico in questo CD. La risposta risiede nella variazione continua della spazialità, del colore e della dinamica sonora da parte della Takase.

Track Listing: Ankunft; Der Schnee; Analyse; Was ist die Zeit? (1); Hans; Ewigkeitssupp; Eulenspiegel; Menuett,-KV 1, G-Dur; Peerperkor; Partita Nr. 3, BWV 1006, Preludio; Veränderung; Donnerschlag; Was ist die Zeit? (2); Frau Chauchat; Vetter J.; Zauberlied; Was ist die Zeit? (3); Finis Operis.

Personnel: Aki Takase: pianoforte; Ayumi Paul: violino.

Title: Hotel Zauberberg | Year Released: 2016 | Record Label: Intakt Records

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