When we presented the eastPLUGGED® concert of MOTION TRIO with Leszek Możdżer in February 2019, the piece "Sounds of War" by Janusz Wojtarowicz, which musically symbolizes the terrible events during World War II, was one of the most emotional pieces of the program. It became the starting point for the project "P75®".
With P75® we would like to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II and pay a musical tribute to the positive developments over the last 75 years in Europe up to a European Union. To this end, we were able to acquire the 3 Polish accordionists of MOTION TRIO [Janusz Wojtarowicz, Paweł Baranek and Marcin Gałażyn] for a musical collaboration with the RATINGER KAMMERCHOR under the conductorship of Dominikus Burghardt.
The program, conceived as a concert project in spring 2020, combines compositions and arrangements of different styles, presented instrumentally, a cappella and - as a musical novelty - by 3 accordions and 20 choir voices. Starting with the aforementioned "Sounds of War", pieces such as "If" [from the Anne Frank film] by Michael Nyman are followed by dynamic grooves ["Helicopter"], all of them inspired by the positive developments of the past 75 years in Europe and our current lifestyle in the European Union with peace, freedom, democracy and a widespread prosperity.
While the concerts scheduled for spring 2020 had to be cancelled, essential work for the parallel CD could still be carried out in the Friedenskirche in Ratingen before the pandemic stopped us. We are pleased to be able to present and offer you now, one year after the originally planned date, the CD of P75® as "P75+1". Your will find some "appetizers" below to listen to.
The CD may be purchased online at 15€/each [incl. postage] via the following purchase button: