Michael Cretu
Musician
Michael Cretu
Michael Cretu is a Romanian musician. He is known also as Curly, MC or Curly M.C. because of his fair curled hair. His peak musical activity was with the Enigma project, which was mainly based in Germany. He worked with many musicians along his career. The first one to mention is his future wife Sandra Lauer (Sandra Cretu from marriage in 1988), musician Peter Cornelius, guitar player Manfred Thiers and Jens Gad, Frank Peterson, David Fairstein, D.
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Επιφανείς καβαλιέροι - επιδέξιες ντάμες - Ελευθεροτυπία
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... Dias Festival 2011 της Καρύστου παρουσιάζει απόψε τους «Prestige band», ένα από τα καλύτερα γκρουπ 80s στην Ελλάδα, που έχει πραγματοποιήσει μια σειρά από εμφανίσεις δίπλα σε μεγάλα ονόματα της εποχής, όπως Samantha Fox, Sandra, Michael Cretu κ.λπ
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Jürgen Smutek auf Pokerfirma.de - PokerFirma - Die ganze Welt ist Poker
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4 Enigma / Michael Cretu (das Musikprojekt, nicht die Entziffermaschine aus dem 2. WK) Tilt? Enigma an und wieder fit! Entspannung benötigt? Enigma an und entspannt! Musik für sinnliche Stunden benötigt? Enigma an und nichts kann mehr schiefgehen!
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Tin Girl Story Review - EdinburghGuide.com
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This tale of magical realism is told partly in song and verse and is accompanied by live music provided by Michael Cretu on double bass. This ranges from the melodic to near trip-hop, drum and bass (without the drum). Some of the lines are evocative of
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«Ses Variades es de propiedad privada y hay que respetar la voluntad del ... - Diario de Ibiza
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—El equipo de gobierno ha afirmado que en octubre piensa tener resuelto el expediente de infracción urbanística de Michael Cretu... —Sí. Se había prorrogado seis meses y tenemos hasta octubre. —¿Pero cómo es que se está tardando tanto en resolverlo?
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ED2011 Theatre Review: Tin Girl Story (Don't Look Up Theatre Company) - ThreeWeeks News
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Michael Cretu's fantastical timbres created some interest in what could have been an otherwise tedious performance, and his longer melodic passages wove a beautiful yet tragic aesthetic. That said, the production was almost comically over-sensualised
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Victoriah's Music - fairaudio
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Sein Beitrag Boom Boom enerviert als Collage aus überdeutlich-lauter Sprache und seltsamen Enigma-Chören à la Michael Cretu. Muss nicht sein. Filmmusikalisch getragen schließt die erste CD mit Atlan Chills September, inklusive Pseudo-Operngesang
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Sant Antoni dice que aún tiene dos meses para cerrar el expediente de Cretu - Diario de Ibiza
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... sancionador abierto contra los responsables del exceso de edificación de la desaparecida mansión ilegal de Michael Cretu, a pesar de que dicho procedimiento lleva ya un año y medio instruyéndose sin que se haya llegado a la propuesta de resolución
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Sandra annonce son retour pour octobre - Charts in France
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Cela dit, force est de constater que Sandra a beaucoup de mal à réaliser un come-back retentissant dans les charts - il faut dire aussi qu'aucun de ses nouveaux titres n'est à la hauteur de ses hits 80's concoctés par son mari de Michael Cretu
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Usedom Kurier - Insel-Zeitung - Usedom Kurier
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Gemeinsam mit Michael Cretu und auch allein schrieb und produzierte Kemmler Titel für andere Interpreten, darunter Blue Night Shadow von Two of Us (& Ulrich Herter), Dancing Into Danger von Inker & Hamilton, Liebe auf den ersten Blick von der Band
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Coming Soon: 'Gregorian Concert', Budapest Congress Center, 2 November - XpatLoop.com
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That experiment came to life in 1990 with the global phenomenon Enigma, which Frank Peterson was co-creator and credited as »F. Gregorian« (with Michael Cretu a/k/a MC Curly). The recording of the first Enigma album, »MCMXC AD«, sold over 16 million
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„Ich war immer so drauf“ - Neues Volksblatt
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Er hat mit Michael Cretu gearbeitet und war für den Grammy nominiert. Philipp Wagenhofer hat dem 60-jährigen Cornelius, der am Freitag ein Open-Air-Konzert in Grieskirchen auf Schloss Parz gibt und einen Mix aus alten und neuen Sachen spielen wird,
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"Ich möchte ein Klein-Wacken auf hohem Niveau machen" - Harburger
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An seinem ersten Arbeitsplatz, den "Europasounds Studios" in Offenbach, arbeitete er mit "Boney M.", Michael Cretu und anderen Künstlern zusammen. "Der Erfolgsproduzent Frank Farian war ein guter Lehrmeister für mich", so Jost
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A Gregorian Budapesten - Kultúra.hu
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Ebben az együttesben Frank Peterson F. Gregorian néven MC Curly-vel, azaz Michael Cretu-val zenélt együtt. Az első MCMXC AD című Enigma album több mint 16 millió példányban kelt el. Ezen a lemezen több számban is felcsendültek gregorián motívumok,
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Constantin Silvestri, dirijor roman omagiat in Anglia - Cronica Română
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... London Schubert Players, concert alcatuit, fireste, din piese de Constantin Silvestri (“Six Songs to poems by Heinrich Heine” - prima auditie britanica), dar si compozitii ale lui Peter Nickol, Philip Cashian si Michael Cretu, in premiera mondiala
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FOTO Le mai stii pe divele anilor 90? Cum crezi ca arata acum? - ProFM
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De origine germana, Sandra a fost casatorita pana in 2007 cu romanul Michael Cretu, care ia compus mare parte dintre melodii. In anii '90, Sandra a fost si vocea celebrei trupei Enigma. In ultimii ani, Sandra, acum in varsta de 49 de ani,
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Cântăreaţa Sandra vine în România - Romania Libera
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Sandra sa căsătorit cu un compatriot, Michael Cretu, cu care a şi colaborat, devenind, împreună, o fabrică de hituri. La ÎnTrecerea anilor, telespectatorii vor afla ce-i plăcea cel mai mult Sandrei din perioada anilor '80, pe lângă reacţia fanilor la
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ÎnTrecerea anilor – cu Mircea Radu, sâmbătă 18 iunie, ora 21.00, la TVR 1 - TVR
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Sa căsătorit cu un compatriot de-al nostru, coleg de breaslă (Michael Cretu), cu care a şi colaborat, devenind, împreună, o fabrică de hituri. La ÎnTrecerea anilor, telespectatorii vor afla ce-i plăcea cel mai mult Sandrei din perioada anilor '80,
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    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 58
    By the year 2016, Michael Cretu's Enigma project had sold over 70 million studio albums.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 49
    He and Sandra divorced in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Cretu currently lives in Ibiza, Spain. Cretu was born to a Romanian father and an Austrian mother in Bucharest. His uncle, Ion Voicu, a Romanian violin-player and former director of the Bucharest Philarmonic, told Michael's parents that he had talent in music and as such, he studied classical music at Liceul Nr. 2 in Bucharest in 1965 and in Paris, France, in 1968.
  • 2003
    Age 45
    He continued the Enigma project, and in 2003 he came up with Voyageur album.
    More Details Hide Details Familiar sounds of the Shakuhachi flute, tribal, or Gregorian chants were replaced with more commercially-friendly tunes and beat. In March 2006, a new single called "Hello and Welcome" was released in anticipation of another album, A Posteriori. A Posteriori is the sixth Enigma studio album. It was released on 22 September 2006. Seven Lives Many Faces became the seventh Enigma studio album. It was released on 19 September 2008. Michael Cretu worked as writer, producer and background vocalist for Sandra's albums:
  • 1999
    Age 41
    In 1999 Cretu steered the project in another direction by using samples of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana for the fourth album The Screen Behind the Mirror, released in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Andru Donalds and Ruth-Ann Boyle first appeared as features on this Enigma project. Although Jens Gad had been working with Cretu on the earlier albums, this was the first time that he had been given actual credits. Deciding that the first chapter for Enigma was closed under the Virgin Records label, Cretu releases a set of compilations: Love Sensuality Devotion: The Greatest Hits and Love Sensuality Devotion: The Remix Collection that include credits to ATB.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 37
    He has collaborated with many musicians along his career, including his ex-wife Sandra Lauer (Sandra Cretu from marriage in 1988), musician Peter Cornelius, guitarists Manfred Thiers and Jens Gad, Frank Peterson, David Fairstein (Fabrice Guitad), D.J. André Tanneberger (better known as A. T. B.), Peter Ries, Bernt Moehrle, singer Ruth-Ann Boyle, and Andru Donalds, who produced the single Mishale in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002, Crocodile-Music, Cretu's management company, stated that 100 million Cretu-produced records had been sold worldwide.
  • 1993
    Age 35
    Cretu was approached by Paramount Pictures to write the soundtrack of the movie Sliver and he came up with another 1993 single "Carly's Song" after the main female character's name.
    More Details Hide Details In 1996 Enigma's third album Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi! was released. Stylistically, it sounded like a combination of the first and second albums. It did not achieve the same level of success of them, but sold over 1 million copies in the United States and received a Gold certificate in the United Kingdom nonetheless.
  • 1991
    Age 33
    Prior to this, Frank Peterson had disagreements with Cretu and left the project in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Cretu changed Enigma's direction from Gregorian chants to tribal chants for its second album, and this led to the single "Return to Innocence" with Peter Cornelius, which became a worldwide hit.
  • 1988
    Age 30
    After Cretu's marriage to Sandra in 1988, he had an idea for a musical new-age dance project under the name of Enigma, presented by Fairstein.
    More Details Hide Details Cretu worked with Frank Peterson and David Fairstein to create their ground-breaking first single "Sadeness (Part I)", which became a surprise hit. MCMXC a.D., the album, which was released in 1990, was hugely successful. The second album, The Cross of Changes, was released in 1993.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 27
    Cretu's third solo album was titled Die Chinesische Mauer and was released in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details The literal English translation is The Chinese Wall. It had, like its predecessor, German-language lyrics, was sung by Michael and co-produced by Armand Volker and Michael Cretu. This album was also released as a separate album with English-language lyrics and a different track listing under the name The Invisible Man. Several of the tracks on The Invisible Man were edited slightly and, therefore, had different lengths than the German-language versions on Die Chinesische Mauer. This featured the song "Samurai", which became a hit.
  • 1983
    Age 25
    Cretu's second solo album, titled Legionäre, was released in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details It featured German-language lyrics and was sung by Michael. It was co-produced and supervised by Harald Steinhauer and mastered by Armand Volker.
  • 1979
    Age 21
    His first solo album was released in 1979, entitled Moon, Light & Flowers.
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  • 1978
    Age 20
    Cretu's first solo release was the single Wild River in 1978.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 17
    He later attended the Academy of Music in Frankfurt, Germany, from 1975 to 1978, attaining a degree in music.
    More Details Hide Details Cretu was taken on as a keyboard player and producer for Frank Farian. In the 1980s, Cretu took over production for the pop quartet Hubert Kah and started writing songs with the band leader Hubert Kemmler, achieving a number of hits. Among his other work, Cretu was also one of the producers of Mike Oldfield's 1987 album Islands and the producer of Peter Schilling's 1989 The Different Story (World of Lust and Crime) album. In 1992 Cretu worked with Peter Cornelius on Return to Innocence, to provide the guitar riffs. For the third album, Cretu teamed up with Jens Gad to work together on Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! and launched in 1999 a new trance project Trance Atlantic Air Waves and the album The Energy of Sound. Another band of Cretu's was called Moti Special ("Cold Days, Hot Nights"), which Cretu produced and performed with in the mid-1980s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on May 18, 1957.
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