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Franz Koglmann: Let's Make Love. An Imaginary Play in 12 Scenes

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Franz Koglmann: Let's Make Love. An Imaginary Play in 12 Scenes
Chi ha visto Let’s Make Love di George Cukor (con la sfolgorante coppia Marilyn Monroe e Yves Montand), ricorderà la grazia, il divertimento, il felice mix di ingenuità e erotismo sprigionati dalla storia.

A quel film frizzante si è ispirato Franz Koglmann per una serie di quadretti orchestrali in cinque parti e dodici scene, con arrangiamenti di gran pregio che fan svettare strumenti come oboe, corni, tuba, glockenspiel.

E’ una operazione a metà tra il carattere della “third stream” anni ’60 e la morbidezza di uno swing saggio, privo di percussioni.

Il tema che ogni tanto ritorna è quello di “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” (Cole Porter), dapprima soltanto evocato, infine scandito con chiarezza (“A Hero”).

L’organico piuttosto serioso, comprendente anche violino, trombone, tromba, flicorno, piano e contrabbasso, diretto con fermezza da Gustav Bauer, non impedisce ai solisti di graffiare spesso con arguzia. Notevoli, nell’insieme, Mario Arcari, Tony Coe, Rudolf Ruschel.

Track Listing

01. Beverly Hills Hotel (Franz Koglmann); 02. A Light Out of Control (Koglmann); 03. A Steak (Koglmann); 04. A Tub Full of Ice (Koglmann); 05. The Other (Koglmann); 06. A Hurricane (Koglmann); 07. A Hero (My Heart Belongs to Daddy) (Cole Porter); 08. Make her Laugh (Koglmann); 09. Scoops (Koglmann); 10. The Art of Saying Good Bye (Koglmann); 11. Labyrinth (Dedicated to Hans Dupal) (Koglmann); 12. Les Feuilles Mortes (Joseph Kosma).

Personnel

Gert Schubert (violino), Mario Arcari (oboe, corno), Tony Coe (clarinetto, sax tenore), Franz Koglmann (tromba, flicorno), Tom Varner (corno francese), Rudolf Ruschel (trombone), Raoul Herget (tuba), Robert Michael Weiss (piano, glockenspiel), Peter Herbert (contrabbasso), Gustav Bauer (conduzione)

Album information

Title: Let's Make Love. An Imaginary Play in 12 Scenes | Year Released: 2007 | Record Label: Between the Lines

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