The Vienna Berlin Music Club (Vol. 2) Philharmonix

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  • Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991):
  • 1Don't Stop Me Now (Philharmonix Version)04:01
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):
  • 2Swing On Beethoven02:19
  • Sebastian Gürtler:
  • 3Babarababa04:36
  • Marcus Davy:
  • 4My Spanish Liver05:24
  • Valery Gavrilin (1939 - 1999):
  • 5Anyuta03:33
  • Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899) & Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) & Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868):
  • 6Overture To „Die Fledermaus“08:40
  • Sebastian Gürtler & Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883):
  • 7Tristan's Tango06:59
  • Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962):
  • 8Tambourin Chinois03:55
  • Stephan Koncz (b. 1984):
  • 9Dances From Transylvania06:36
  • George Gershwin (1898 - 1937):
  • 10Summertime03:21
  • Henry Mancini (1924 - 1994):
  • 11Theme From The Pink Panther04:17
  • Stephan Koncz:
  • 12Csárdás01:46
  • Total Runtime55:27

Info for The Vienna Berlin Music Club (Vol. 2)

Philharmonix mix classical, jazz, folk, Latin, and pop music – with a dash of pure musical passion.

On Philharmonix new album The Vienna Berlin Music Club Vol. 2 is the (almost programmatically to be understood) Queen anthem "Do not stop me now" next walzerseligem Johann Strauss, the swinging Beethoven next to the jazzy Gershwin - and a dancing Bartók sees himself confronted by the creeping Pink Panther theme of Henry Mancini.

Classical music is not supposed to be fun, right? And yet, every concert of the Philharmonix is a living, grooving, finger-snapping testament to the contrary. And who exactly is having fun here? Is it the seven world-class musicians who get to play the kind of repertoire one would never see on the playbill of their legendary orchestras? Or is it the audience, whose eyes light up at their sparkling display of virtuosity and passion? The Philharmonix’ sophisticated sense of humor allows them to move seamlessly from the sublime to the ridiculous and back, taking their audience along for a madcap roller-coaster ride… Surprise!! Classical music at its most refined can be a jolly good time. This unique ensemble brings together three members of the Vienna Philharmonic, two Berlin Philharmonic soloists, one of the most versatile Austrian pianists and an improvising and singing violinist for a deliciously heady cocktail of classical, jazz, klezmer, Latin, even pop music… and yes, good old fun. With their signature blend of the “highest philharmonic quality and unrestrained joy of music-making” (Kurier, Austria) Philharmonix are synonymous with “entertainment”. And what is the secret ingredient to the ensemble’s runaway success? What mysterious essence binds together these virtuosos of independent artistic pursuits and individual achievements and awards that are too numerous to mention? That’s right: the Philharmonix come together only if and when they are inspired by a new musical idea. There is not an ounce of routine or obligation in anything they do, and this is how they capture the elusive Holy Grail of today’s classical performance: the “you had to have been there” effect, which turns a casual audience member into a passionate fan. So… who gets to have the most fun? It seems to be everyone within an earshot of this musical feast, which isn’t necessarily classical but has a lot of class.

The Philharmonix

Wien – New York: Den musikalischen Spagat zwischen der Wiener Vorstadt und der Metropole jenseits des «großen Teichs» bewältigen die Philharmonix mit Leichtigkeit. Auch in neuer Besetzung schreibt das siebenköpfige Ensemble seine Erfolgsgeschichte nahtlos fort. Mit seinen populären Arrangements und unterhaltsamen Ausflügen in die Welt des «bewegten Bildes» spielt es sich direkt in die Herzen des Publikums. Wer vom Reisen nicht genug hat, kann – im Rahmen eines optionalen Zusatzkonzerts – mit Simon Keenlyside ein zweites Mal gen Amerika aufbrechen.

Die Philharmonix spielen alles, worauf sie schon immer Lust hatten. Ihre Musik ist geprägt von der Klangästhetik und Tradition der Spitzenorchester, für die sie sonst tätig sind (Wiener Philharmoniker und Berliner Philharmoniker). Was sie verbindet, ist die reine Freude an der klassischen Musik. Aber ihr Programm reicht weit darüber hinaus. In ihren brillanten Neufassungen bearbeiten sie auch Jazz und Latin, jüdische Volksmusik, Hollywood-Melodien und Pop. Sie gewinnen allen Kompositionen noch nie gehörte, originelle Seiten ab – und fügen gekonnt zusammen, was sonst nicht zusammengehört. Ob die Philharmonix nun Popsong oder Wienerlied bearbeiten, Prokofjew oder Tschaikowsky, Gershwin oder Piazzolla: Kurzweiliger, unterhaltsamer und cleverer kann Klassik nicht sein.

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