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Electra – Adaptionen

Amiga, GDR, 1976

Tracklist :

A1 – Borodin suite (Alexander Borodin) – 13:20
A2 – Bach ‘75 (Johann Sebastian Bach) – 6:25 (snippet)

B1 – Säbeltanz (Sabledance, Aram Chatschaturjan) – 6.05
B2 – Prelude cis-moll op3. Nr.2 (Sergej Rachmaninov) – 4:40 (snippet)
B3 – In der Halle des Bergkönigs (In the Hall of the Mountain King, Edvard Grieg) – 3:05
B4 – Türkischer Marsch (Turkish March, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – 3:53

(play all tracks)

Rainer Uebel (synthesizer, hammond), Wolfgang Riedel (bassguitar), Peter Ludewig (drums), Gisbert Koreng (guitar), Bernd Aust (sax, flute)

Cover of Electra - AdaptionenBackside of Electra - Adaptionen
Label Side A of Electra - AdaptionenLabel Side B of Electra - Adaptionen

Electra was one of the major rockbands in the GDR, playing jazz-influenced rockmusic mostly. They released several records with german lyrics and had quite some success. This is their second which I wasn’t aware of until I found it at a backyard sale. It’s filled with jazz-adaptions of classical pieces from Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninov aswell as my favourate piece of music : B3 – “In der Halle des Bergkönigs” (“In the hall of the mountain king” by Edvard Grieg). I have to say that “Peer Gynt” by Grieg really started my interest in music. Someone played it for me at the age of eight and I remember that I was totally stunned by the sound of all those instruments playing the same melody. Before that I never cared much about music, but this opened my eyes and ears. And 14 years later I discovered this version by Electra.
This record means really much to me.

I also found a video on youtube which features the Turkish March played by Electra at a concert in 1999, have fun. Unfortunately Embedding is disabled, so click here to watch it.

This record is avaiable as Cd-ReIssue (together with “Sixtinische Madonna”, another Electra Record) on Amazon.de, unfortunately not on Amazon.co.uk or .com. But you can try to look on gemm.com for this record or look on google for more information.

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{ 7 } Comments

  1. greeneyes | 25. Juli 2006 at 01:53 | Permalink

    wie all die andern Beispiele auch sehr interessant
    Erinnert mich ein bischen an die holländische(?) Formation Ekseption, die in den 70ern einigen Erfolg hatte mit einem sehr ähnlichen Stil: aufgejazzte Klassiker

  2. Looza | 21. Oktober 2007 at 08:33 | Permalink

    Von Ekseption habe ich inzwischen auch drei Platten, sehr interessant. Ich finde die Versionen von Elektra aber wesentlich roher und jazziger :)

  3. 01097 DD | 17. Mai 2010 at 16:08 | Permalink

    hallo,
    erstmal glückwunsch zu dieser wunderbaren seite.
    bei der electra-besetzung ist Dir aber ein fehler unterlaufen, der gute mann heißt Bernd Aust, wenn mich nicht alles täuscht, und ist heutzutage Dresdens führender Konzertveranstalter.
    beste grüße.
    malle

  4. Looza | 17. Mai 2010 at 17:05 | Permalink

    Richtig, mein Fehler. ;)

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