Das Monumentale wird sinnlich, das Sinnliche monumental: Richard Wagners Musikdrama als kammermusikalisches Improvisations-Meisterwerk.
Jazz and classical, Dieter Ilg knows both worlds well. Partly to learn about the history of music, he studied classical double bass at the Freiburg music academy though he had decided to become a jazz bass player at the age of 16.Now one of the leading jazz bassists in Europe, Ilg has occupied himself for years with Guiseppe Verdi, a contemporary and Italian Counterpart of that most formidable, gigantic, and definitely most German of all opera composers, Richard Wagner. In a trio with pianist Rainer Böhm and drummer Patrice Héral, his subtle and unique interpretation of the famed Verdi opera "Otello" in a studio recording and in the ACT live version "Otello live at Schloss Elmau", Ilg elicited rave reviews from critics and audiences alike: "It has been a long time since a trio has seemed as intertwined with eac...line up
Variations by Dieter Ilg after Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal,
except “Sehnsucht” by Dieter Ilg after Ludwig van Beethoven
Produced by Dieter Ilg
Executive Producer: Siggi Loch
Cover art: © Georg Baselitz used with permission of the artist