|Tine Kindermann: schamlos schön|
13 alte Lieder aus Deutschland
Songs of love and bygone ages
Tine Kindermann sings German folk songs accompanied by American rock musicians and arranged by Frank London, best known for combining klezmer and jazz. The result is astonishingly natural.
German folk songs - along with the epic ballad of the Nibelungen, the word “Heimat” (“homeland”), and the joy and pleasure of the woods and forest - have been tainted by the hand of the Nazis. Too many sang along and marched in step. Later, the poor German folk song was reduced to little more than oom-pah beer-hall entertainment. But there was something in these five centuries old songs that resisted. Mothers preserved them in secret; grandmothers and kindergarten teachers sang and sing to their children the songs of their own childhoods.
As in most countries, German folk songs were passed down, changed, and varied from generation to generation. Tine Kindermann offers us her interpretation. She sings these songs with complete sincerity; songs of desperate lovers, of royal children, of the passing nature of the little flower and the hard dreams of dying. Spaces open therein like the ones we entered as children, when we listened, entranced, to the fairy tales woven from the same cloth.
She offers them to us, tenderly and unabashedly, songs of love and – in the words of Heine’s “Loreley” – bygone ages.
Tine Kindermann, a visual artist born 1962 in West-Berlin, has been living in New York since 1993. Since 2001 she has been working increasingly with themes of German folklore, including a concert program with German Folk songs.
01. Frau Wirtin 3:50
02. Sterben ist ein schwere Buß 4:20
03. Der Winter ist vergangen 4:18
04. Es waren zwei Königskinder 5:39
05. Schwesterlein 3:37
06. Es ist ein Schnitter 4:38
07. Maria durch ein Dornwald ging 2:59
08. Wach auf meins Herzens Schöne 3:54
09. Klage & Trost 4:38
10. Es geht eine dunkle Wolk herein 2:52
11. Es freit ein wilder Wassermann 2:59
12. Ich hab die Nacht geträumet 3:52
13. Frau Haselin 2:56
Tine Kindermann - voice
Mathias Kunzli - Schlagzeug und Perkussion / drums & percussion (track 1, 5)
Recorded and mixed by: Scott Lehrer at Scott Lehrer Sound Design, New York [www.scottlehrersound.com]