Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Email from Intakt Records and an album with the late Fredy Studer

I have a subscription with Zurich jazz label Intakt Records, so every few months I get an email with music to download. The last one came on 12 August, but I only downloaded the two albums today: a solo-piano recording by Katharina Weber, "In Márta's Garden" (with music by and for György and Márta Kurtág), and "50" by the Swiss quartet OM. Since Intakt sent me the email, OM's drummer Fredy Studer died on 22 August, so the album suddenly sounds quite melancholy. I never saw OM, but I did see Studer several times over the years in explosive concerts by the "Hardcore Chambermusic" trio with Hans Koch and Martin Schütz. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 13 September 2022)

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