Dream a Little Dream

ISBN: 3298498305111 Categorii: Naïve. An apariție: 2014 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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At the time of Dream a Little Dream's release, the von Trapp family was more newsworthy than it had been in a while: The Sound of Music Live!, a television adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical, was a ratings success when it aired in December 2013. More poignantly, Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member of the original Trapp Family Singers, passed in February 2014 at age 99. On this collaboration with Pink Martini, Sofie, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp -- the great-grandchildren of the von Trapps immortalized in The Sound of Music -- continue the family tradition with beautifully harmonized versions of songs ranging from Johannes Brahms' "In Stiller Nacht" to the national anthem of Rwanda, "Rwanda Nziza." Working with Pink Martini was an inspired choice, as they almost always bring out the best in their collaborators -- along with the unexpected, like "Kuroneko No Tango," a version of the Italian song "Black Cat Tango" inspired by Japanese singer Osamu Minagawa's 1969 rendition. The group sounds just as natural backing the von Trapps as they do working with their usual vocalists, and Dream a Little Dream bears the same mix of kitsch and sublime beauty as one of Pink Martini's own albums. "Die Dorfmusik" sounds like it could have strolled in from The Lawrence Welk Show, while the version of ABBA's "Fernando" sounds like it came from a Swedish Carnaval parade thanks to the involvement of the Lions of Batucada. The inevitable Sound of Music inclusions are handled in a similarly playful fashion, with Wayne Newton taking the lead on "The Lonely Goatherd" and Charmian Carr (who portrayed Liesl in the film of the musical) joining the von Trapps for a sweet version of "Edelweiss" that recalls Pink Martini's work with Phyllis Diller on their previous album, Get Happy. The von Trapps balance Dream a Little Dream's quaint and quirky moments with more contemporary-sounding tracks, three of which were penned by August. "Storm" and "Friend" recall '60s folk in their acoustic earnestness, and the Chieftains give the closing track, "Thunder," a pretty, if somewhat out of place, Celtic twist. As is often the case with Pink Martini's albums, the most intimate moments here are among the best. A softer-than-soft rendition of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's "Hushabye Mountain" captures the exquisite poignancy of vintage children's music, while the delicate "Le Premier Bonheur du Jour" and a starlit version of the album's title track cast a similar spell. Ultimately, Dream a Little Dream is an entertaining blend of both parties' strengths, showcasing Pink Martini's globetrotting pop and introducing the next generation of von Trapp music. (www.allmusic.com)

Artist
Pink Martini, The Von Trapps
Casa Discuri
Naive
Data Publicarii
2014
Numar Discuri
1
Suport
CD
Format Audio
Stereo
Piese

1. Storm
2. Kuroneko no tango
3. Dream a Little Dream
4. Fernando
5. Hayaldah hachi yafa bagan
6. Friend
7. Die Dorfmusik
8. In stiller Nacht
9. Le Premier bonheur du jour
10. Rwanda nziza
11. Gongxi
12. Hushabye Mountain
13. Lonely Goatherd
14. Edelweiss
15. Thunder

Cod
3298498305111
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