Between The Seasons
Label: Simax Classics
Bilsbak, Håvard; Kraggerud, Henning; Kawami, Yuko; Schulerud, Brynjar Lien; Schulerud Bilsbak, Heidi; Johannessen, Knut; Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Henning Kraggerud brings The Seasons from the top of the world. This is as fresh and bold a performance of Vivaldi's Seasons as you could wish for. The Seasons as experienced in the North is something quite different from what we find in any other part of the world. 'Extreme' is the key word when Kraggerud brings us The Seasons together with his Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra – as if directly out of the arctic nature: wind, snow, cold, rainfall, thaw and heat… Kraggerud is as relentless as nature itself here. And between the Seasons we find the premiere recordings of Kraggerud's own works, originally premiered by such artists as The Brodsky Quartet and Britten Sinfonia. Both in complement and contrast to Vivaldi’s moods – positioned as they are between the seasons – Kraggerud's works take a special position. The pieces evoke different connotations and new angles through which the listener experiences the world’s most popular classical work.