The song called “Die Zigarre und der Genießer” (“The Cigar and the Bon Vivant”) is part of the song cycle “Reise in die Welt der Genüsse” ("Travel into the World of Pleasures”), which I wrote in 2018/19. Other songs from the cycle are: Freundschaft (Friendship), Champagner (Champagne), Verführung (Seduction), Schokolade (Chocolate) and Waldesrausch (Murmur from the Forest).

With the song “Die Zigarre und der Genießer”, I would like to show how a cigar-lover celebrates the taste diversity and the long-lasting pleasure given by a good cigar as one of the overwhelming experiences of the day. In this way, life becomes for him like a big party, over and over again.

Urs Brodmann

 

THE CIGAR AND THE BON VIVANT

Text and music: Urs Brodmann