Goldberg Variations And Topelius Variations

Henning Kraggerud & Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

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Classical, Chamber Music
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Simax
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October 26, 2018

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Henning Kraggerud and the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra present Bach's immortal Goldberg Variations in a brand-new version for chamber orchestra coupled with a new set of variations by Kraggerud: Topelius.

Zachris Topelius (1818-1898) wrote essays, poems, fairytales and children's stories but also helped forge a pictorial idea of his native Finland in the eyes of his countrymen. Kraggerud wrote his Topelius Variations in 2017 following a commission from the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in Finland. He describes his 15-minute score as inspired by Topelius's life and works; like Edvard Grieg in his own famous musical commemoration of the writer Ludvig Holberg, Kraggerud sought to capture Topelius's time by recalling the sort of musical language that proliferated during it, seen through the filter of the intervening years.

'All the notes and pitches are Bach's', Kraggerud says. Together with Bernt Simen Lund in the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra he has arranged Bach`s Goldberg Variations for chamber orchestra. In their work they`ve used Bach`s own corrections and additions from his first edition, ignoring additions of supplementary notes and the simplification of certain passages found in other arrangements. Kraggerud describes his decision to juxtapose Bach's Goldberg Variations with his own Topelius Variations on this recording as 'a little?cheeky' but reflects on how one listens to Goldberg when juxtaposed with another set of variations. The variations in Topelius derives from two themes and it is the tension between these moods that drives Kraggerud`s work forward. Like Bach's Goldberg Variations ? albeit not occupying the same clear, classical structure ? the piece is propelled by contrast, opposition and dancing energy following a slow preamble in the form of a musical 'Once Upon a Time'.

Henning Kraggerud is a leading solo violinist who is becoming more and more relevant as a composer. This is the third release on Simax Classics where he is working with the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. The release of Between The Seasons (2017) with Vivaldi`s four seasons interspersed with Kraggerud`s own compositions received excellent acclaims. Henning is Artistic Director of the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, who under his leadership has made themselves noted as an energetic orchestra ? more than happy to challenge tradition, to national and international acclaim.

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Catalogue number PSC1353
Barcode 7033662013531
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Aria -
2. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variaiton 1 -
3. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variaiton 2 -
4. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 3 -
5. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 5 -
6. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 5 -
7. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 6. Canone alla Seconda -
8. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 7. Al Tempo di Giga -
9. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 8 -
10. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 9. Canone alla Terza -
11. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 10. Fugetta -
12. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 11. -
13. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 12. Canone alla Quarta (in moto contrario) -
14. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 13 -
15. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 14 -
16. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 15. Canone all Quinta. Andante (in moto contrario) -
17. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 16 Overture -
18. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 17 -
19. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 18. Canone alla Sesta -
20. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 19 -
21. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 20 -
22. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 21. Canone alla Settima -
23. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 22. Alla breve -
24. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 23 -
25. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 24. Canone all'Ottava -
26. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 25. Adagio -
27. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 26 -
28. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 27. Canone alla Nona -
29. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 28 -
30. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 29 -
31. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Variation 30. Quodlibet -
32. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Aria da capo -
33. Kraggerund: Topelius Variaitons -