Eckart Runge – Revolutionary Icons (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 59:41 minutes | 529 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Berlin Classics
From rebellious hero: inside, subversive restless spirits and living Legend: inside education – Eckart Runge and Jacques Ammon celebrate their 25th anniversary as a duo in 2021 and the release of their debut album on Berlin Classics. On the one hand,” Revolutionary Icons ” is a bold, cross-genre album concept full of energetic music by the classical border crosser Beethoven paired with the Ikon:inside of rock-pop-jazz. At the same time, it is testimony to the collaboration of two curious and insatiable music explorers.
The track listing reads as if you jump back and forth between classic station and rock radio with the frequency control on the car radio. The starting point for contemplating the duo is the master Beethoven and his Cello Sonata No. 4, Op. 102 No. 1.) [to] understand, ” wrote a contemporary in 1815 after the premiere. The work is revolutionary in its formal layout, yet strictly in counterpoint. After decades of dealing with Beethoven (for example as a member of the world-famous Artemis Quartet, of which he was a co-founder), Eckart Runge is now looking for bridges into recent music history together with Jacques Ammon and is finding them with well-known names such as Amy Winehouse, with her probably most successful hit Back to Black, Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie’s Warszawa, the Be-bop Tango by Frank Zappa and finally Don’t You Worry’bout a Thing by Stevie Wonder. All of these counterparts are united by their outstanding position within their genre, their courage to cross borders and, last but not least, their legendary status and their influence on subsequent generations of musicians.
1. Eckart Runge – Cello Sonata No. 4, Op. 102/1: I. Andante – Allegro vivace
2. Eckart Runge – Cello Sonata No. 4, Op. 102/1: II. Adagio – Allegro vivace
3. Eckart Runge – Back to Black (Arr. for Cello and Piano)
4. Eckart Runge – Adelaide (From Lieder, Op. 46) (Arr. for Cello and Piano)
5. Eckart Runge – Purple Haze (Arr. for Cello and Piano)
6. Eckart Runge – Adagio ma non troppo et Fugue (From Piano Sonata, Op. 110) (Arr. for Cello and Piano)
7. Eckart Runge – Warszawa (Arr. for Cello and Piano)
8. Eckart Runge – Cavatina (From String Quartet, Op. 130) (Arr. for Cello and Piano)
9. Eckart Runge – Bebop Tango (Arr. for Cello and Piano)
10. Eckart Runge – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing (Arr. for Cello and Piano)