New CDs in "Lockdown-November": just released & just recorded


Just in time for Christmas presents the label 'Ambiente Audio' released the CD "JUBILISSIMO - BRASS & ORGAN AT ESSEN CATHEDRAL"... with seven works by Enjott Schneider, - virtuosic and highly emotional performed by Reinhold Friedrich/Hannes Läubin (trumpets), David Friedrich/Brandt Attema (trombones) and the Essen cathedral organist Sebastian Küchler-Blessing. It is exciting to see how five soloists swing each other up to technical perfection and expressive musicality.... With the website-link (in english) can listen to a few audio samples... and then order this CD

 as quickly as possible and listen to it in its entirety: there is rejoicing in the highest tones, but also - for example in "Golgotha" and "Gethsemane" - sadness and pain, captured and sound-preserved in a very appealing way by the sound engineer Toms Spogis!


       From 2nd to 8th November - in the middle of the Corona lockdown - a very special CD (a long cherished desire of Enjott Schneider) was recorded in the large concert hall of the Munich University of Music & Theatre. Although the planned live concert fell victim to the general ban on events, the sound recordings for the 'Ambiente Audio' label were able to take place - in compliance with all hygiene regulations and distance rules. BEETHOVENS SEHNSUCHT is the name of this project: eight composers have set metamorphoses and paraphrases to the fantastically touching Goethe song "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt" (which Beethoven set to music four times!) as premieresand ‘New Music’ for the Beethoven Year. The composing section were five women and two men: Martina Eisenreich, Konstantia Gourzi, Dorothea Hofmann, Evelyn Huber, Birgit Stolzenburg, as well as Marco Hertenstein and (represented with two works) Enjott Schneider. Konstantia Gourzi conducts the ENSEMBLE "OCTOPUS" FOR MODERN MUSIC, which is joined by excellent soloists: Julia Sophie Wagner (soprano), Jelena Stojkovic (piano), Birgit Stolzenburg (dulcimer), Evelyn Huber (harp), Kai Rapsch (Englishhorn), Christian Benning (vibraphone), Wolfgang Lohmeier (percussive sound installation), Stefan Schneider (clarinet), Carlos Vera Larrucea (percussion), Slava Cernavka (clarinet). Sound engeneer: Klaus Strazicky.



THE LONGING mit Julia Sophie Wagner (Sopran), Stefan Schneider (Kl) und Jelena Stojkovic (Pno)
Diskussion von Dorothea Hofmanns SEHNSUCHT mit Vibraphonsolist Christian Benning
Kai Rapsch (Englischhorn), Wolfgang Lohmeier (Klanginstallation), Evelyn Huber (Harfe) mit Enjott
Konstantia Gourzi dirigiert ENSEMBLE OKTOPUS / Birgit Stolzenburg mit Hackbrett