Tanzbrunnen Cologne Germany
“I had not been too optimistic about this concert: Last year's KC Duesseldorf concert had been somewhat frustrating for me - although everything was perfect, I wasn't very thrilled for some reason. Now, reviews of the Thrakattak tour said that there were no new pieces, so of course I expected something like last year's concert to happen more or less again. I actually thought, why bother going there at all only to see the same old stuff?
Well, I went there anyway and I was thrilled to hear, yes, nothing but pieces that I already knew - but with an *amazing* amount of newness to them in arrangement and interpretation. All pieces had been worked on, not only the obvious classics like "Schizoid Man". The pieces were arranged in a much more interesting way and played with even more vigor, virtuosity, preciseness, and fun. (Sound and mix were also very good.)
The very same pieces that had left me (and many others), well, not very much impressed last year really blew my mind this time. Several times, I found myself crying at the sheer intensity of pieces I had never especially liked.”