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Martin Lutz (b. 1974) is an artist of bold strokes in both style and genre. While his intimate and hauntingly beautiful Stabat Mater (2007) and reflective Two Marian Motets (1998) are musical settings of much-loved religious poetry, the accompanying works are devoted to earthly love in its most spellbinding form. Presented for the first time on CD, the choral compositions of Martin Lutz show the otherwise jazz-oriented composer from a more classical side.
Lutz Rahn was born on October 11th 1951 in Hamburg, Germany. He played in the jazzrock band Capricorn before joining the known German progrock band Novalis in 1971 until 1985 when Novalis disbanded. Between 1973 (LP Banished Bridge) and 1983 (Sternentaucher) Lutz Rahn made 10 album with Novalis. In 1978 Lutz Rahn delivered a solo album entitled Solo Trip featuring 8 pleasant, light-weighted symphonic/electronic/pop songs. Solo Trip is a pleasant effort that evokes JM Jarre and features wonderful, varied work on keyboards, from sparkling Fender Rhodes piano and soaring string-ensemble to majestic Mellotron and fine synthesizer flights.
In the 1920s and 1930s, he [Ringelnatz] worked as a Kabarettist, i.e., a kind of satirical stand-up comedian. He is best known for his wry poems, often using word play and sometimes bordering on nonsense poetry. Some of these are similar to Christian Morgenstern's, but often more satirical in tone and occasionally subversive. His most popular creation is the anarchic sailor Kuddel Daddeldu with his drunken antics and disdain for authority.
Lutz Kirchhof is a German lutenist, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1953. In 1996 he founded the Deutsche Lautengesellschaft (German Association for Lute). He performs in festivals all over the world, giving about a hundred concerts a year since 2002. He performs regularly with vocalists such as Max van Egmond and Derek Lee Ragin, and numerous instrumentalists. Numerous recordings have appeared and he has recorded for Sony Classical.
The mellow German lutenist Lutz Kirchhof advises listeners not to turn the volume up too high on his latest Sony solo disc. The delicate lute tone charmed 16th- and 17th-century listeners by its simple acoustic beauty. The gentle plucked notes could affect the mood, altering one's emotional state. Kirchhof suggests that such potential made music invaluable to witches and alchemists, who were held in high regard in the irrational centuries before the Age of Enlightenment. This theory enables Kirchhof to make an eclectic selection of 30 short pieces covering 200 years and four different lutes–renaissance lute, vihuela, baroque lute, and theorbo. He does not claim that any of the items were actually put to any alchemical or satanic use, but he does not need to. The Presto and Galanterie by S. L. Weiss speak for themselves. Dufaut's Suite in A minor might not otherwise have reached the public; Hagen's Sonata in C minor would have remained obscure; and Holborne's The Fairy Round Galliard waited in vain for the revival of alchemy as a science. An eccentric disc all-round. –Rick Jones