St Mark Passion

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Bach’s Markus-passion

Photo: Barokksolistene in concert

From Barokksolistene’s performance of St Mark passion (Bach/Bruno) in Bergen Domkirke, 2012.

Barokksolistene and Bergen National Opera present
J.S. Bach’s St. Mark Passion
first performances of the completed reconstruction by Malcolm Bruno

Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene present the premiere performances of J.S.Bach’s rarely performed St. Mark Passion in a special reconstruction recently completed by musicologist Malcolm Bruno.
Taking the lead role as Evangelist, celebrated Norwegian actor Svein
Tindberg is joined on stage by an outstanding team of international soloists for performances in Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen (see event column right for details). Continue reading

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International Recording of the year: ‘The Image of Melancholy’

Image of Melancholy, prize winner at DR P2The highly praised and well received CD ‘The Image of Melancholy’ with Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene achieved the prize International Recording of the Year at Danish RadioP2‘s awards show on Jan. 10. From the group of nominated recordings, the album which investigates the melancholic expression through several centuries, according to DR’s website.

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The Image of Melancoly – album

The Image of Melancoly CD is nominated to best international album 2014 in DR P2 i Denmark.

http://www.dr.dk/Temaer/P2_Prisen_2015/2014/1211101515.htm

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Julekonsert med Bjarte Eike, Tine Thing Helseth, Isa Katharina Gericke og Barokksolistene

Under ledelse av Bjarte Eike vil trompetisten Tine Thing Helseth og sopranen Isa Katharina Gericke sammen med Barokksolistene glede publikum med barokkens klassiske mesterverk. Det blir vakkert, jublende og stemningsfullt. Programmet inneholder verk av Händel, Corelli og Bach, samt noen julemusikalske gaver.

Hjertelig velkommen til konserter i Bølgen Kulturhus 17.desember, Stavanger Konserthus 18.desember og Bærum Kulturhus 19.desember.

En riktig God Jul ønskes fra Barokksolistene!

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An Alehouse Session – tour

Don`t miss the Alehouse near you!

We are touring with the Alehouse Sessin in the Netherlands and in Norway. You are very welcome to enjoy us, check the links at youtube below, and our calendar for dates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGQZj_rU2Cc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF-wAuQFir0

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If you are in Copenhagen on Friday 12

NYT Uddrag af filmen “Oh Purity in Watching Landscapes”
Hvor og Hvornår: Cinemateket viser filmen på fredag d. 12 kl. 19.00
I filmhusets program beskriver de filmen sådan: Som tilhører/betragter kommer man helt ind i en blåtonet anden verden; en verden, hvor man bliver båret på ryggen af melankolske træblæsere og uforudsigelige rytmiske twists fra legesyge kammerater og ind i en hule, der rummer musikkens svar på nordisk gran og stille vand.
Denne offentlig Københavnerpremiere er arrangeret i samarbejde med WUNDERGRUND og DJBFA, der byder på et glas vin efter filmen. Ligesom både Trinelise Væring, Jonas Berg og instruktør Frigge Fri vil være tilstede til en gang Q & A.
Køb billetter  
Politiken : “Sugende smukt og innovativt genre møde”
Gaffa: “Kombinationen af de dybt fascinerende kompositioner/sange og den autoritative fremførelse gør Oh Purity til en i dansk sammenhæng unik udgivelse”

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Litteraturdagane i Vinje

Barokksolistene besøker Litteraturdagane i Vinje, 29.-31.august.

Odd Nordstoga inviterer til konsert på fredagen i Vinjehuset. Her blir det sanger fra Odd sitt rikholdige repertoar, om både Frøken Franzen og farfedre,  i god blanding med fortidas popmusikk fra Europa. En unik konsertopplevelse, spesialarrang­ert for denne kvelden i Vinje. Søndagen presenterer Barokksolistene konserten “Melankoli under Ånondskarnuten”.  Dette vil du ikke gå glipp av!

Hele festivalprogrammet finner du her.

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Reviews this summer

Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene were happy to receive more great feedback on our playing this summer. On July 26 Ionarts (Washington D.C.) republished Jens F. Laurson’s (first published in Auditorium) review on the CD The Image of Melancholy. He writes “…the result … is genre overlapping in a way that is bound to involve, not scare off the lovers of each genre into which Eike crosses over … a musical entrée arises that causes the gently stringed music lover much rejoicing.”

In June Barokksolistene took part in a highly creative production by Thomas Guthrie at Spitalfields Music Summer Festival in London, combining Schubert songs and Bach motets around the theme ‘Death’. Read David Nice’s comment on Spitalfields in The Arts Desk.

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The Image of Melancholy – OFFICIAL PROMO VIDEO

This is a film made on the basis of the recording “The image of melancholy” released for Bis records in 2014. It has received fantastic reviews throughout the world, and is a personal portrait of melancholic music, not belonging to any particular time of age, made by the violinist Bjarte Eike together with his ensemble Barokksolistene. Featuring the soprano Berit Norbakken Solset and the composer/organist Jon Balke. Film made by Frigge Fri.

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