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Wintermusik
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
With little more than a piano and some minor but
highly atmospheric augmentation from a celeste
and reed organ, German-born composer Nils Frahm
spins a diaphanous and enchanting web of sound.

There are three compositions in the collection.

The first, 'Ambre' is an elegant, gently rolling piece,
whose piano part is an exquisite autumnal melody subtly
enhanced with half-heard overtones from the celeste. Magical.

The second 'Nue', after a shimmering opening we encounter
the reed organ for the first time. Its plaintive song is not unlike
an old weatherbeaten voice from the sea; the accompaniment
perhaps the sun reflecting on the turning waves.
Two thirds of the way in and the organ strikes up a half-hearted
attempt at a spirited dance. Left to its own devices it eventually
spirals away into oblivion. A perfectly constructed little drama.

The third and longest piece 'Tristana' is a laconic series of
variations for all three instruments; rising and falling so
delicately, both in tempo and dynamic structure, that its gentle
forward movement would be unlikely to lift a leaf from the ground.
The reed organ occasionally delivers a statement of deep foreboding,
like a dark cloud passing over the landscape.
A beautifully sustained vision.

'Wintermusik' is a simply stunning listening experience.

Essential.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 18 October 2013
An appropriately named album, evoking the feeling of winter perfectly with beautiful and ethereal soundscapes. This pieces of music deserves to be listened to properly and not just used as background filler sounds.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 July 2014
As would expect from Nils a beautiful ethereal collection of pieces . Unfortunately there are only 3 pieces of music on the cd which was a little disappointing for the price.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 November 2014
Sometimes I am watching a film or TV programme and the music is startling captivating. There are elements of Nils Frahm's Wintermusik which are a little bit like film programme music, but I have to say I love it and am pursuing others of his discs, as I also had Spaces which i liked very much
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2014
When I want to relax and listen to some beautiful soothing music for a half hour I put this on and it helps me do exactly that. Gorgeous stuff for those ambient moments.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 8 December 2013
I love Nils Frahm's enchanting music and this cd didn't disappoint. I have played it over and over again and notice something newly delightful each time.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 9 October 2013
recommended as bedtime listening, it works in a meditative setting, but will do for any moment when you want a sense of calm and beauty
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 October 2013
3 absolutely gorgeous pieces of music and well worth paying for the mp3 download as you won't find this album on any torrent site!
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 1 April 2011
this is music you can listen to endlessly, never bores, always soothes. all piano tracks fall in the category new and eternal. amazing music.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 11 December 2013
I purchased this follow hearing a track on Radio 6 at first I was disappointed as it seemed to be going no where but I could feel the winter in all the tracks. As I have listened again and again it has grown on me but I am not quite there however I am in no doubt this Nils Frahm is talented.
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