Zwischen Jazz und Klassik: Beeindruckende Variationen von Verdis Meisteroper "Otello" durch Deutschlands führenden Bassisten Dieter Ilg. Im Trio mit Rainer Böhm (Piano) und Patrice Heral (Schlagzeug).
In the fourth act of Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Otello’ the story culminates with Othello, frantic with jealousy, planning to murder his wife Desdemona. At this point you hear Verdi’s stroke of genius – a powerful bass line that goes right through you, and for bass players this line has been one of the highlights of classical music ever since. Dieter Ilg discovered it early in his career and it has been the initial part of his daily practice ever since.Nevertheless, the road to Ilg’s first album on ACT, ‘Otello live at Schloss Elmau’, was a long one; an internationally famous bass player, he has had a remarkable 20-year career outside classical music. After having tried recorder, violin and viola, as a 13-year-old from Offenburg he eventually discovered the upright bass. Although he started studying classical music in Freiburg in 1981, the cour...line up
Produced by Dieter Ilg
Recorded February 3 - 4, 2011 at Schloss Elmau by Florian H. Oestreicher.
Mixed by Florian H. Oestreicher & Dieter Ilg.
Mastering: F. H. Oestreicher.
Cover art: © Georg Baselitz, “Volk Ding Zero - Folk Thing Zero”, 2009