After more than 30 years of successful collaboration and concerts around the world we move on to the next stage in our musical career. Finally we realized the dream of arranging our original music with its power, its complex compositions and uncompromising arrangements for symphonic orchestra. We mastered the challenge of transferring our duo identity to symphonic works.In April 2021 we recorded our compositions and arrangements of Overture and Majoh at Roxy Ulm, due to Corona with a smaller orchestra line-up. These originals are parts of our Symphonic Works.
A big thank you to all contributors:
Conductor Michael Weiger
Violin 1 Tamás Füzesi · Violin 2 Kojima Yuki · Viola Maria Braun · Violoncello Karl-Heinz Gudat · Contrabass Yannick Sartorelli
Flute Vanessa Brenzinger-Schüz · Oboe Satoshi Hidaka · Clarinet Jochen Anger · Bassoon Lukas Gruber · French Horn 1 Adriano Orlandi · French Horn 2 Achim Schmid-Egger
Audio-Recording Martin Armbruster, Matthias Mezger, Daniel Konold
Camera Rob Stirner, Jens Schalle
Mix Jens Schalle
Mastering Hans-Philipp Graf (HP Mastering)
Light- and Stagedesign Patrick Rabus, Svenja Zielenda
Video-Editing Wolfram Högerle
Musical Directors Manne Schlaier, Thomas Hirt, Michael Weiger
Compositions Schlaier Hirt
Arrangements Schlaier Hirt
Projekt Management Michael Mutschler and Daniel Konold
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How do the last 118 seconds in the life of Mungo Park, the protagonist from T.C. Boyle's masterpiece Water Music sound? Staying with T.C. Boyle: how does the musical psychogram of the sign-speaking chimpanzee Sam from his current novel Talk To Me sound? How does my tax identification number sound like? And is there a possibility that Falafel is a Swabian dish? We answer these and other questions with our timeless compositions and extraordinary arrangements – profound, congenial, complex, humorous.
6 strings · 7 strings
Tenor Sax · Soprano Sax · Bass Clarinet · Flute
Audio excerpts: John Mills, director of Jazz Studies at the Southwest Texas State University and legendary radio host John Aielli in his radio show Eklektikos at Radio KUT - FM 90.5 Austin/Texas
— Claude Nobs · Producer Montreux Jazz Festival
— John Mills · Director of Jazz Studies · Southwest Texas State University
— Goethe Centre Nicosia
— John Aielli, radio kut- fm 90.5 Austin/Texas
— Westfälische Nachrichten
All CDs recorded live at Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg. Produced, composed and arranged by Manne Schlaier and Thomas Hirt. Available on CD Baby and iTunes.
2022 Schlaier Hirt