CD Duration: 53.19 / Year: 2016
September 2016 release featuring music from two of her biggest influences; James Last and Udo Jürgens, all played on the new Wersi Pergamon OAX1000.
James Last needs little introduction, he was a German bandleader and composer who sold 200 million albums. Udo Jürgens was a German composer and singer who sold over 100 million albums during a fifty year career. He became the most successful entertainment musician in Germany with 110 of his albums making it into the German charts which gave him the world record as the artist with the longest presence in the charts ever… more than 57 years from 1958 until 2015.
Ich Will, ich Kann (I Can, I Will)
Udo Jürgens Party Medley: Sag’ ihr, ich lass sie grüßen / Ein ehrenwertes Haus / Paris – einfach nur so zum Spaß / Ich weiß, was ich will / Siebzehn Jahr’, blondes Haar / Sag’ ihr, ich lass sie grüßen
A Morning In Cornwall
Vielen Dank für die Blumen (Tom & Jerry Theme)
Games That Lovers Play
Schenk mir noch eine Stunde
Too Fat Polka
Ich war noch niemals in New York
Paradiesvogel (Blue Bird)
Liebe ohne Leiden
Mit 66 Jahren
The Last Guest Is Gone
My Heroes / Meine Helden
If CLAUDIA HIRSCHFELD is asked to name two musicians which have fascinated her from her childhood and influenced her immensely in her musical development these are without any doubt JAMES LAST and UDO JÜRGENS.
Both artists have written music history. In 1966 Udo Jürgens was the first Austrian to win the Eurovision Song Contest and having sold more than 100 million records he is the most successful entertainment musician in the German speaking countries. James last reached in his career 17 Platinum, 208 Gold and 11 Silver records. No less than 110 of his recordings reached the German album charts – which remains to this day as an unbroken record.
Claudia had the chance to meet both artists personally, and with James Last she combined a short but heartfelt friendship, to the extent that he wrote the official greeting words to her book “Alle Tasten im Schrank” which was released in 2014. Claudia was deeply shocked when her two idols passed away shortly after each other (Udo Jürgens on December 21st 2014 and James Last on June 9th 2015) but their music, compositions and arrangements will never die. To this end she has now put together a few of her personal favourites recorded by Udo Jürgens and James Last: tunes that pay tribute and unite her musical heroes on one album. These songs are on this, the first recording ever performed by her on the new WERSI Pergamon organ.