David Nice, The Arts Desk’s classical music writer, sums up, on Dec 26 what he considers his top classical concert experiences of 2015. Along with a collection of great performers and a repertoire spanning from symphonic to chamber music, we are happy to find Barokksolistene’s September performance at the Wanamaker’s playhouse: ‘…but the year’s wildest revelry, and one which should be on DVD so everyone can watch it at this time of year and, if they so feel, dance along, was the “Alehouse Concert” of Bjarte Eike and his Barokksolistene plus friends.’. Read his full article here.
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The press on “The Image of Melancholy”What Bjarte Eike has created «[…]by his programming, together with the overall tenor of the performances, is of the kind that suggests a strong personal involvement. The core of its 20 tracks is a tapestry of Nordic folk melancholy and the complex, doleful lyricism of 17th century England […] These varied items are brought together in convincingly sequenced groups in which the spirit of improvisation runs high and the differing styles meet on friendly terms, even while each track retains its own integrity and character […] With its authenticity of atmosphere and quiet ability to move, it is one to lose yourself in on long winter nights.» - Read more