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A release created by Josef-Stefan Kindler and Andreas Otto Grimminger in direct-2-track-stereo-digital


Opera without Voices
Bizet ~ Carmen
Mozart ~ Don Giovanni
A concert with opera highlights
selected by Arte Ensemble
in cooperation with Herbert Feuerstein

Kathrin Rabus & Birte Paeplow ~ Violin
Christian Pohl ~ Viola · Ute Sommer ~ Violon Cello
Albert Sommer ~ Double Bass
Guido Schaefer ~ Clarinet · Theodor Wiemes ~ French Horn
Uwe Grothaus ~ Bassoon

A concert in the layrefectory of the
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Maulbronn Monastery in Germany,
June 6th 2009.

Released & created
by Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler
in cooperation with Jürgen Budday.
Sound & Recording Engineer: Andreas Otto Grimminger.
Mastering: Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler.
Photography: Josef-Stefan Kindler .
Artwork & Coverdesign: Josef-Stefan Kindler.

CD Audio, Duration: ca. 56 minutes, DDD
KuK 93, ISBN 978-3-930643-93-6, EAN 42 6000591 072 8
Copyright by K&K Verlagsanstalt anno 2010

Creations & Tracklist

Carmen Suite
Excerpts from the opera "Carmen"
by Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

1. Overture - Prélude 2:15
2. Mélodrame 0:50
3. Introduction & Habanera 3:54
4. Chanson and Mélodrame 2:27
5. Séguidille 2:04
6. Prelude to the 2nd Act (Les dragons) ~ Entr`acte 1:35
7. Blumenarie / Flower Aria 3:08
8. Prelude to the 3rd Act (Pastorale) ~ Entr`acte 2:14
9. Kartenarie / Card Aria 2:38
10. Prelude to the 4th Act ~ Aragonaise 2:38
11. Torero Song 3:48

Don Giovanni Suite
Excerpts from the opera "Don Giovanni"
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

12. Overture 6:07
13. Notte e giorno faticar (Leporello) 1:23
14. Madamina (Leporello) 3:22
15. Là ci darem la mano 2:52
16. Dalla sua pace (Don Ottavio) 3:52
17. Fin ch`an dal vino 1:27
18. Vedrai, carino 2:57
19. Mi tradi quell `alma ingrata 2:42
20. Don Giovanni!
A cenar teco / Da qual tremore 3:54

View more of our movies, impressions and clips at: The K&K Movie Channel.

The Arte Ensemble, founded in 1993 from soloists of the NDR Radiophilharmonie, is playing in various sections from quintet to nonett under the artistically guide of the famous concert-master Kathrin Rabus - musically partner by example of Gideon Kremer or Andras Schiff and violinplayer in the Kandinsky Streichtrio. Some of the musicians also are members of other wellknown chambermusic groups like the Ma`alot Bläserquintett or Klavierduo "Reine Elisabeth" (Wolfgang Manz - Rolf Plagge).

The Arte Ensemble is a very welcome guest in the big concert-halls and festivals and refers to a lot of recordings of german broadcast transmitters like NDR Hamburg, BR München, HR Frankfurt and Deutschland Radio Berlin. The Arte Ensemble has published two CDs in co-operation with NDR and the labels CPO and NOMOS. Special attention by the press and the audience was given to the songs after compositions of Giuseppe Verdi: Verdiana - Composizioni da camera.

Kathrin Rabus & Birte Paeplow ~ Violin
Christian Pohl ~ Viola · Ute Sommer ~ Violon Cello
Albert Sommer ~ Double Bass
Guido Schaefer ~ Clarinet · Theodor Wiemes ~ French Horn
Uwe Grothaus ~ Bassoon

Publishing Authentic Classical Concerts entails for us capturing and recording for posterity outstanding performances and concerts. The performers, audience, opus and room enter into an intimate dialogue that in its form and expression, its atmosphere, is unique and unrepeatable. It is our aim, the philosophy of our house, to enable the listener to acutely experience every facet of this symbiosis, the intensity of the performance, so we record the concerts in direct 2-Track Stereo digital. The results are unparalleled interpretations of musical and literary works, simply - audiophile snapshots of permanent value. Flourishing culture, enthralling the audience and last but not least also you the listener, are the values we endeavor to document in our editions and series.

The concerts in the UNESCO World Heritage Maulbronn Monastery, supply the ideal conditions for our aspirations. It is, above all, the atmosphere of the romantic, candle-lit arches, the magic of the monastery in its unadulterated sublime presence and tranquillity that impresses itself upon the performers and audience of these concerts. Renowned soloists and ensembles from the international arena repeatedly welcome the opportunity to appear here - enjoying the unparalleled acoustic and architectural beauty of this World Heritage Site, providing exquisite performances of secular and sacred music, documented by us in our Maulbronn Monastery Edition.

Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler
K&K Verlagsanstalt