Label: Simax Classics
Format: COMPACT DISC
KRAGGERUD CALLOW ARCTIC PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Alongside a distinguished career as a soloist with some of the world's greatest orchestras, Norwegian star violinist Henning Kraggerud is also a composer. Together with Jostein Gaarder, author of 'Sophie's World', he has created the magical world of Equinox! The renowned actor, author and director Simon Callow narrates the Complete Equinox Odyssey. Well known from movies including ‘Amadeus’, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, ‘Shakespeare in Love’, music is Callow’s great passion. Callow has made many appearances with the LPO, the LSO and the London Mozart Players. The story of Equinox starts London, where our protagonist finds himself in a difficult situation‚ awaiting a neurological diagnose. He stumbles out into Greenwich Park, where he is catapulted on a kaleidoscopic journey to all 24 time zones, one for each fifteen degrees. The journey follows the circle of fifths from C major through the flat keys, and when the geographical odyssey crosses the date line, we move musically from 6 flats to 6 sharps. In the footsteps of great masters of the violin, such as Fritz Kreisler and Eugène Ysaÿe, Henning’s approach enables performative and creative processes to develop hand in hand. In Equinox, Kraggerud has written beautiful, mournful, bubbly and heart-breaking music.