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Stories of the Danube
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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The Crowning Achievement in a Remarkable Career
Mr. Richard D. Coreno | Berea, Ohio USA | 04/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the crowning achievement in the incredible career of one of the most influential jazz artists ever.
Recorded in November 1995 and February 1996 - and released in 1996 - Joe Zawinul composed and orchestrated the sweeping musical journey, which was commissioned by the Brucknerhaus, Linz, and initially performed at the 1993 Bruckner Festival.
Zawinul chronicles the history of Austria - with the river Danube driving the central theme - with Voice of the Danube, Unknown Soldier, Intoduction - Sultan and Finale flowing with the majesty and power of the river.
Featuring the Czech State Philharmonic Orchestra Brno - conducted by Casper Richter - and several soloists, Zawinul performs on keyboards on Gypsy and the musically ambitious Unknown Soldier. Finale is subtitled, The nations of the Danube celebrate peace....and Zawinul captures this long sojourn in an inspirational 63:23 of artistic genuius."