The Stube is the parlor in a farmhouse, usually paneled in wood, where people go to rest, to
celebrate, to mourn, and to make music. Alexandra Dienz, Christof Dienz, Barbara Romen, and
Gunter Schneider guide us into a friendly and sophisticated version of this multi-purpose meeting
place. The first CD comprises song-like pieces in various interpretations, while on the second CD the
focus is skillfully shifted from structures to sounds. The musicians delve deep into the nature of their
instruments, exploring their potential as sound-generating bodies, leading us from seemingly familiar
models to free musical moods. Deep-reaching roots are carefully unearthed, grafted, and propagated
with great intelligence and devotion, and the result is pure delight.