The Recording (also available as CD) sheds light on the genre of songlike solo piano pieces founded by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847), which capture the songful poetic moment of piano playing in musical miniatures. Marie-Luise Alcántara devotes herself to classical piano composition and juxtaposes works by Mendelssohn with those of selected contemporaries. Through pieces by Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) and Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) she builds a bridge to the 20th century, to which Victor Alcántara dedicates himself from the perspective of jazz. Here he improvises on pieces of the jazz piano tradition such as Horace Silver’s (1928-2014) “Song for My Father” or Fred Hersch’s (*1955) “Heartsong”.
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Solamente Nosotros – Composed by Victor AlcántaraFormación Alcántara & Dominique Lacasa2:44
Die Schöne Nacht – Orchestral Poem – Composed by Victor AlcántaraEffi Rabsilber (voc), Kathrin Pechlof (harp), Greenhouse Studio Orchestra2:28
Fantasy for Piano Trio – Composed by Victor AlcántaraDimitrio - Christof Sowieja (vl), Margit Pertler (vlc), Angelika Winkler (p)5:58
Just a Simple Melody (S. Cahn) – Arranged by Victor AlcántaraRafael Alcántara (voc), Leipzig Bigband3:22
Stabat Mater (G. B. Pergolesi) – Arranged by Victor AlcántaraVictor Alcántara (p), Thomas Stabenow (b), Bastian Jütte (dr)2:46
Les Vieuxs Amants (J. Brel) – Arranged by Victor AlcántaraSofranie Trencia (voc), Rolf Langhans (p), Martin Lillich (b), Pavel Rendzov (dr), Florentin Duna (vl), Martin Auer (tr), Florian Trübsbach (sax)4:17