Michael Riessler

Ahi Vita - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9417-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94172 5
  • German Release: 01/02/2004
  • Genre: Crossover

Dem Grenzgänger zwischen klassischer Musik sowie Jazz und Avantgarde gelingt ein intellektuell anspruchsvoller und klanglich ungemein reizvoller Dialog mit der Musik der Renaissance

No longer available – out of print

For a long time the German clarinettist and composer Michael Riessler has been known for musical projects where the term "jazz" is quite inappropriate.  Riessler has broken down a variety of boundaries between jazz and theatre, jazz and classical European music as well as jazz and serious avant-garde music, all with the same feature in common: that it would always be inappropriate to put them in that category which has the simple, fashionable title "crossover". Equally ambitious, while being exceptionally attractive technically and aurally, are the pieces for his latest CD "Ahi Vita".With a title that could best be translated as "That’s Life", Michael Riessler presents 14 pieces which all can be described by the generic term "laments". He has assembled an unusual team. On the one h...

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Michael Riessler - clarinet & bass-clarinet
Vincent Courtois - cello

Claudia Reinhard – Sopran
Klaus Wenk – Tenor
Markus Zapp - Tenor
Andreas Hirtreiter – Tenor
Guido Heidloff – Bariton
Marcus Schmidl – Bass

Recording Information

Recorded by Brigitte Angerhausen at Propstei St. Gerold, Austria on April 22 - 27, 2003
Mastered by Brigitte Angerhausen
Produced by Michael Riessler