Symphonic Colours

Jazz meets Symphony – Markus Stockhausen is one of the most versatile musicians of our time, being equally at home as trumpeter, improviser and composer, in jazz, contemporary and classical music. Here is a cross-section of his work from the years 2001-2007, as presented by the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie under its chief conductor Christoph Poppen, in a concert at the Saarland Radio’s Großen Sendesaal in Saarbrücken on 4th April 2008.

On the program were works by Markus Stockhausen for solo-instrument or jazz trio with orchestra.

Fascinated by the border between improvisation and through-composed score, Markus Stockhausen leaves the soloist much room for improvisation. The guest performers were Arild Andersen (bass), Patrice Héral (percussion), Tara Bouman (basset-horn) and Markus Stockhausen himself (trumpets and flugelhorn).

This doube album presents the following works from the concert performance: MINIATUR EINER SEELENREISE for trumpet and string orchestra, SONNENAUFGANG, CHORAL und SEHNSUCHT for jazz trio and orchestra, and PORTRAIT FOR TARA for basset-horn and small orchestra.

TANZENDES LICHT for trumpet, big band and string orchestra rounds off this presentation of works by Markus Stockhausen. This recording is of a live performance by the Swiss Jazz Orchestra and the Camerata Bern at the BeJazz Festival in Bern on 20.1.2008.

We are very happy now to be able to present you these compositions, which have been recorded under excellent professional conditions. When you hear this music, you will understand why it “…tore the completely ecstatic audience from its seats, with enthusiastic bravos and joyful shouts in ovations which lasted ten minutes.” (Remscheider Generalanzeiger after the first performance of CHORAL und SEHNSUCHT). “A real treat for classic and jazz fans.”


Markus Stockhausen
Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tara Bouman
Basset Horn
Arild Andersen
Patrice Héral
Deutsche Radiophilharmonie conducted by Christoph Poppen
Swiss Jazz Orchestra und Camerata Bern

Miniatur einer Seelenreise 11:09
Sonnenaufgang 22:10
Choral 09:55
Sehnsucht 13:36
MAP Encore 04:11

Portrait for Tara I 03:22
Portrait for Tara II 02:14
Portrait for Tara III 02:02
Portrait for Tara IV 03:52
Portrait for Tara V 03:36
Portrait for Tara VI 02:45
Portrait for Tara VII 0:37
Tanzendes Licht A 04:34
Tanzendes Licht B 05:22
Tanzendes Licht C 05:11
Tanzendes Licht D 04:28
Tanzendes Licht E 03:35
Tanzendes Licht F 06:41

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Jazz meets Symphony

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