Novalis is the nom de plume of the early romantic poet, Karl Friedrich von Hardenberg, and inspired the Hamburg musicians Heino Schünzel (bass), Jürgen Wenzel (vocals, guitar), Lutz Rahn (keyboards) and Hartwig Biereichel (drums) when they set about looking for a band name in autumn 1971. May 1973 saw the release of their debut, Banished Bridge, which had been recorded in English. Starting with the arrival of their second album, released in April 1975, their use of German lyrics ensured the band's constantly growing popularity.
Novalis was a 1970s Krautrock group formed in Germany. Their best-known albums include Sommerabend and Wer Schmetterlinge lachen hört.
"Patricia Pagny's profound understanding and masterful command of the music by Robert and Clara Schumann, including frequent performances of their piano concertos, forms one of the pillars of her artistic repertoire…"
During the mid-seventies, the Hamburg-based band Novalis established themselves as leaders in the field of German-language romantic rock. The quartet called itself Novalis after the most important German poet of early romanticism. They created a rock music of poetic, lyrical with german lyrics and instrumental beauty. Their music, a heavy organ rock, was compared to the sounds of bands such King Crimson and Pink Floyd. They released a few albums of lush, keyboard-dominant prog rock during the seventies. The keyboards created majestic layers on which the guitar builds airy melodies…
"Located in Bern, Switzerland, the Camerata Bern was founded in 1963 by musicians as a flexible chamber orchestra without a conductor. The Camerata Bern performs early Baroque to contemporary classical music. The group tours extensively worldwide and has released several CDs." ~wikipedia
The Clown was Charles Mingus' second masterpiece in a row, upping the already intense emotional commitment of Pithecanthropus Erectus and burning with righteous anger and frustration. With Pithecanthropus, Mingus displayed a gift for airtight, focused arrangements that nonetheless allowed his players great freedom to add to the established mood of each piece. The Clown refines and heightens that gift; instead of just writing heads that provide launch points for solos, Mingus tries to evoke something specific with every piece, and even his most impressionistic forays have a strong storytelling quality.