Category: Music

“Swing-virus” infects kronacher

His clarinet solos are legendary, his performances with max greger and bill ramsey cult. With his dance orchestra, he achieved worldwide fame in the 1950s: we’re talking about hugo strasser. The old master embodies the german swing-ara like no one else. He arranged and composed numerous melodies.
Also marco plitzner, bandleader of the award-winning "blue moon orchestra, couldn’t get around the old master of the singing and swinging clarinet. The weibenbrunner arranged strasser’s "manhattan jive" for his orchestra new. That was four years ago. The two musicians have been friends ever since.
Since october 2011, the "king of dance music" has been in a new home, who celebrates his 90th birthday in april. Celebrates his 50th birthday with the "blue moon orchestra on rough germany tour. On the first two days of the new year they performed in kronach. Strasser stood like one with the orchestra musicians and vocal performers on the stage of the kreiskulturraum, where he "belted out" one hit after another on his clarinet.

"Call me hugo!"

"If you want to rearrange an artist’s piece, it’s only good manners to ask them. So i tracked down hugo strasser’s cell phone number. I was really excited when I called him", plitzner remembers the first contact. Strasser was very friendly and was pleased with the interest shown. The weibenbrunner tells: "hugo strasser gave my orchestra ten wonderful arrangements of sheet music to rehearse. He wanted to listen to it himself at one of our concerts."
Hugo strasser is a complete stranger to rigid structures, plitzner explains. He immediately said: "call me hugo"!" And the bandleader is happy: "although we are separated by almost 50 years, we have a good friendship. We learned a lot from hugo during our joint performances."

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New music from avicii: album of the dead dj in june

new music from avicii: album of the dead dj in june

Fans of the dj avicii get to hear new music of the swedish almost a year after his death. On 6. June, the swedish national holiday, a new avicii album titled "TIM" will be released, the musician’s spokeswoman ebba lindqvist announced on friday.

Already next wednesday the single "SOS" will be published. The proceeds from the sale went to the tim bergling foundation, named after the artist.

At the time of his death, bergling was about to finish a new album, lindqvist explained. The songs were more or less finished. The songwriters with whom the disc jockey had collaborated on the album had set about completing the songs, coming as close as possible to bergling’s vision.

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Image film is extended

On the homepage of vestenbergsgreuth, an image film – with music – shows the market town with its 14 districts from its most beautiful side. Youth camps and recreational facilities, sports clubs, music and singing groups, church fairs and beer tastings all feature in the film to promote the community. Picturesquely embedded in the forest and pond landscape, the center of frankens is pointed out. But the globally active tea company martin bauer, agriculture and young people are also featured in the film.

Backed by language

"In the meantime, however, our desires have increased", stated mayor helmut lottes (CSU/UB) in the youngest meeting of the municipal council. A longer version with a running time of about eleven minutes is to be added to the already existing short film and backed up with speech. The production of both versions cost the municipality a total of 4879 euros. According to the mayor, the long version should be available in about four weeks. At the meeting, lottes now proposed to overcome the language barriers and to invest another 1700 euro for soundtracks in english and polish. English mainly because of the tea manufacturer, whose visitors and employees come from many countries and are partly ignorant of the german language. Polish to call for relations with partner municipality nowe miasto nad warta. "This was a good sign for our partnership", so lottes. The rate found the same and approved the issue without exception.

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Legends of cuban music in bad kissingen

legends of cuban music in bad kissingen

Cuban joie de vivre was promised by the music and dance formation "pasion de buena vista" in the regentenbau in bad kissing. The special musical style of cuba is essentially influenced by wim wenders’ film "buena vista social club" embossed.

With the promising program title, the nearly 20 actors drew a parallel to the well-known role model, and even the decoration with a huge canvas, which presented the ramshackle charm of a street scene with the typical oldtimers in havana, referred to the latin american origin of the show. Before that, the instrumental line-up presented itself with drums, wind set, guitar, electric bass and keyboard. Bongos and various timbres provide the typical sound that is reflected in music and dance styles. So the formation started full of verve and very swinging into the evening, which went through the whole bandwidth with salsa, mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha, but also presented the typical music styles like son and danzon.

The 90-minute performance lived from the staging of rhythmic dance elements, which immediately went into the legs, from melancholic solo parts and from the typical alternating singing between soloist and choir. Flexibility was expected from the audience in the moderation, which was sometimes in german, sometimes in spanish and sometimes in english – but that was no problem, because the focus was on the music, which had its basis in the excellent quality of the musicians in the background.

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