Petra Woisetschlaeger and Udo Betz chose a minimalstic approach for their stunning project fragile. All it takes to catch the magic of great songs is her wonderful voice, her performance on the piano, him playing the double bass and their brilliant arrangements. Their first album "fragile" is being celebrated by the German and international press. The magazine "Audio" made the album its "Audiophile Pop-CD Of The Month" (May of 2004), other publications are just as fascinated.
The international magazine "double bassist" in his summer issue 2004:
"...the duo succeed in making each song their own..."
"... this is a convincing and enjoyable disc....."
The duet definitely picked great hits released in the past three decades. Among them are "Light My Fire" by The Doors, "Crazy" by Seal, "Certainly" by Erykah Badu and several tunes by Sting.
In the "Audio" magazine it says, "Only the essence and the soul of the songs remain. (...) Petra Woisetschlaeger has a powerful voice the dynamics of which unfold in their entirety." Also the instrumental performances by the Duet members are being praised. One of the largest newspapers in Germany, the "Frankfurter Rundschau", even compared vocalist and pianist Petra to her Canadian colleague Diana Krall.
In an other paper you can read:
".. the voice of Petra Woisetschläger is like a drug"
Both are very well trained musicians. Petra Woisetschläger is a classical trained pianist, whereas
Udo Betz studied jazz with some of Europe's finest bass players such as Vitold Rek and Thomas Heidepriem.