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  • Vinyl (10 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ACT Music
  • ASIN: B00H7N8NMU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,429 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Wollny s new trio recording Weltentraum is a stunning example of contemporary interpretation in the hands of a unique, fluidly virtuoso artist. Wollny, with both elegance and wit, explores the connection between songs that are worlds apart in terms of both centuries and cultures on Weltentraum. But in the pianist s hands, the combination of interpretations of God is a DJ by the riot girl power pop star Pink and the piece Lasse! by Guiliaume de Machaut (the French Medieval composer and poet) gets to feel entirely natural. With the resourcefulness of a world class contemporary jazz improviser, Wollny finds common value in the songs starkly haunting melodies in spite of arriving from hugely diverse sources. Says Wollny, The basic idea for the whole album was to collect songs . The first thing I realised was that I needed to look for music not so much in traditional jazz or contemporary pop and rock, but also in the 'lied' and 'kunstlied' tradition, which brought me to Alban Berg, Gustav Mahler, Paul Hindemith etc. Also at one point I really got into the idea of doing a night album, so this is how David Lynch, Nietzsche and Charlie Kaufman suddenly were in there as well. Some of the themes that were important to me for this album: tonality and atonality; fragility and force, melodic purity, romantic totalism, endless melodies, dark abysses, angels, dream logic, light darkness, gothic beauty. Welcome to the unique world of Michael Wolllny.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith M on 11 May 2014
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I'm not a Jazz fan, but this stopped me in my tracks. I can only describe his style as foreplay; he teases you with the melody and builds gradually towards it, ever changing and exploring all angles until it reaches a crescendo. Generally that sort of musical style is too high brow and inaccessible for anyone without a degree in music, but not so with Wollny. This is a pure joy to listen to all the way through. Superb double bass and drums as well. Even my teenage kids were impressed, which I guess says it all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By david walls on 21 April 2014
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This is a fine album - contemporary piano trio jazz at its best - inventive and as good as his previous works
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This new recording surpassed any of my expectations both on content and pressing. A superb trio stunningly recorded to give the effect of an intimate meeting between the artist and the listener.
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Weltentraum Michael Wollny Trio 23 May 2014
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An excellent recording from innovative German pianist Michael Wollny. With this album, Wollny enters the ranks of Bobo Stenson as an interpreter of "Classical Works" rich in contrapuntal density, expressionism, and atonality. One of the most thoughtful and moving keyboard players to emerge in the 21st century!
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