Martin Stadtfeld - Deutsche Volkslieder

Album cover art for upc 194399340226
Label: SONY CLASSICAL
Catalog: 19439934022
Format: CD

Martin Stadtfeld has already received extremely positive feedback for his successful album "Händel-Variations" with piano arrangements of arias and popular works by the famous baroque composer. And because he is also a fan of German folk songs, he has selected 30 of the most beautiful German folk songs for his new album, arranged them for piano and recorded them anew Included are many exceedingly well-known folk songs such as "Die Gedanken sind frei...."Es waren zwei Königskinder", "Wenn alle Brünnlein fließen", "Der Mai ist gekommen", "In einem kühlen Grunde", "Ännchen von Tharau" or "Bald gras ich am Neckar", beautiful evening songs like "Schlafe, mein Prinzchen", "Der Mond ist aufgegangen", "Weißt Du, wieviel Sternlein stehen", but also lesser known folk song treasures like "Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal", "Kein Feuer, keine Kohle", "An der Saale hellem Strand" and others. stadtfeld arranged the beautiful good-night song "Guter Mond, du gehst so stille" for piano four hands and recorded it with his student Bela Pflicht In addition, Stadtfeld expressed his personal feelings about the theme of the song in his preludes and postludes to individual songs. "Folk songs seem to correspond to a kind of primal tone of the human soul," Stadtfeld finds. In some of his arrangements, one can also see the closeness to the music of well-known classical composers, who were also inspired by folk songs. Thus Stadtfeld has also interwoven melodies by Mozart and Beethoven in some songs. An album to rediscover well-known, timeless songs. Reviews

Price: $27.98