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The Frankfurt Opera Concert 1975

Cover: CD - front  /  back  /  booklet  /  disc  /  matrix (Germany)
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  1. Valsa De Euridice
  2. Preludio
  3. Asa Branca
  4. A Lenda Do Abaete
  5. Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce
  6. Samba Triste
  7. Petite Valse
  8. Imagens
  9. Pescador
  10. Valse No.1 (Valsa numero um)
  11. Acalanto Das Nonas (titled as Berceuse)
  12. Variacoes Sobre "Canto De Ossanha"
  13. Coisa No.1
  14. Marcha Escocesa
Group: Baden Powell and his trio
Musicians: Baden Powell (git, vcl)
Guy Pedersen (b)
Jorge Arena, Coaty de Oliveira (dr, perc)
Guitar Model: "Virtuoso" Guitar by luthier Dieter Hopf
Year of performance: On Friday, 9 May, 1975
Frankfurt Opera, Frankfurt, Germany
Producer & Crew: Producing: Claus Schreiner
Recording Engineer: Hans G. Pfeiffer
Linernotes: Claus Schreiner (in English)
Fotos: Claus Schreiner, Jagues Verrier
Cover Design: atelier niedernjesa
Total Time 74:35 min.
Label: Tropical Music (Germany)
Nippon Crown (Japan)
CD number: 68.958 (Germany)
CRCL-8548 (Japan)
UPC / EAN number: 4007198838961 (Germany)
4988007154185 (Japan)
Release Year: CD: 10 August 1992, Germany, Promo Ad here
CD: 26 May 1999, Japan
Description: 4-page booklet with words by Claus Schreiner. The Japanese Edtion has
the same booklet in English and also an insert with words in Japanese
by Jin Nakahara.
Last page update: April 2020

BrazilOnGuitar says: The release of The Frankfurt Opera Concert in 1992 was a big surprise for listeners and long-time collectors, those who attended the concert in Frankfurt but as well for a new generation of listeners. In 1996, another live recording was released as well: Baden Powell a Paris from May 12th, 1974. Both recordings provide an insight in his repertoire during the European tour of the mid-seventies. Listening many times to the Frankfurt Concert we got aware of the high tempi in the combo pieces, especially when one compares all available and early live versions of Samba Triste, that were played in Berlin, Japan and Paris. The more quiet solo pieces amplify this contrast.

Probably, this concert is a document of the high level in solistic expression that Baden had reached after numerous concerts and his great success in Europe and Japan. Regarding his health, he reached a low point, weighing only 43 kg at some point. In 1975 he recorded three records, two more in 1977. With the birth of his first son, Philippe Baden, on April 15th 1978 he found his balance again and recovered as a father of a family.

We thank Robert G. (Germany) for his translation.

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