This is the heart of my albums so far. I wanted to express deep, complex feelings while being playful and full of life. It was my dream to explore how my piano compositions would sound with multiple cellos. The bass clarinet also gets a guest part in this album.
That’s what you can read in the booklet:
A musical fairy tale of fire and flames – PHOENIX, the third studio release by German pianist Beatrix Becker, sees her rising to unknown heights and summits. Recorded in Berlin at the legendary Hansa studios, her compositions for grand piano, bass clarinet and three(!) cellos tell of life passages and transformations, of endings and new beginnings, of dreams, courage, and hope. Playing with fire, Beatrix and her companions Gregor Fuhrmann, Daniel Hoffmann, Sebastian Selke (cellos) and special guest Cora Venus Lunny (violin) of Ireland, span a shining rainbow with tango, klezmer, flamenco and jazz vignettes. Bridges are built and burnt to ashes, as the PHOENIX rises in the air with an epic widescreen sound.
“A wonderful score for a movie yet to be made“ (Ronald Klein, Tip Berlin).
Quotes From Others
Your music gives me joy of life, it touches me, and inner strings start to vibrate. It is like an invigorating breath of air that makes life more worth living and more beautiful. Listening to your music is like a place of power and makes me marvel at your creativity. Pure fascination.
When I listen to your music... it suddenly smells like curry and coriander, I feel world-weariness, nostalgia and devotion, I feel melancholy and wanderlust, I see pictures of beloved places, my heart carries a complicated kind of feelings.
Your music is my little "gas station" in the stressful everyday life. Sometimes it corresponds with my melancholy, sometimes it elicits a laugh from me. There is a lot of lightness in it for me and at the same time a pleasant depth.
With your music I like to go on journeys in my mind - be it to distant countries, be it to my own inner worlds.
Sometimes it seems to remind me of my hidden parts and to bring out long lost moments.
This sometimes feels painful, but also relieving, and very often my heart just becomes very soft, light, and free.