I had high hopes for Bernward Koch's new album, Silent Star, after thoroughly enjoying the magnificent Montagnola album (released by Erdenklang in 2008). I am pleased to report I was not to be disappointed. Silent Star is Bernward's fifth release for Real Music. The quality of the recording is, as is synonymous with Real Music, top-notch. The album, running to almost an hour in duration, is dedicated to the 19th century pioneer and visionary aviator Otto Lilienthal, the legendary figure behind the development of the hand-glider.