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Kriikku: Bizarre Bazaar / Tapiola Sinfonietta


Release Date: 04/28/2009 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1140  
Composer:  Astor PiazzollaLászló DraskóczyHelmut EiselOra Bat Chaim,   ... 
Performer:  Kari Kriikku
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Kari Kriikku's passion for traditional folk music shines through his new album 'Bizarre Bazaar'. The eclectic programme showcases the use of the clarinet in Jewish klezmer, Portuguese fado, Argentinean tango and Arab music. "I have followed my instincts in gradually bringing together works from various cultures that have impressed me on my travels and then unabashedly adapted those works for concert use," says Kari Kriikku who performs here with the chamber orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta and additional oud, qanun and laud players. The Finnish press praised their live performances as "vibrantly energetic and entertaining" (Helsingin Sanomat).

Hailed by press and public as one of the world's foremost
Read more clarinettists, Kari Kriikku is celebrated for his musical inventiveness and fresh attitude towards traditional performance. His versatility covers numerous periods, ranging from Mozart to contemporary music - he has been a muse to living composers such as Magnus Lindberg, Jukka Tiensuu and Kimmo Hakola.
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Works on This Recording

1. History of the Tango: Café 1930 by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
2. History of the Tango: Bordel 1900 by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
3. Dances from Korand by László Draskóczy
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
4. Babsi's Decision by Helmut Eisel
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
5. May your sons be blessed by Ora Bat Chaim
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
6. A second glass of wine by Traditional
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
7. Dance of Joy by Roberto Pansera
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
8. Wedding Waltz by Traditional
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
9. Mashaal by Hani Mehanna
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
10. Longa by Riad Al-Sumbati
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
11. Dhikrayat by Muhammad Al-Qasabgi
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
12. Menino do Bairro Negro by José Alfonso
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
13. Feira de Castro by Paula Abreu Lima
Performer:  Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 

Sound Samples

Dances from Korand (arr. Y. Hjelt)
Babsi's Decision (arr. Y. Hjelt)
Deine Sohne seien gesegnet (May your sons be blessed) (arr. R. Niemi)
Nokh a glezl vayn (A second glass of wine)
Dance of Joy: (arr. T. Hietala)
Wedding Waltz (arr. T. Hietala)
Histoire du Tango (History of the Tango) (arr. Y. Hjelt): II. Cafe 1930
Histoire du Tango (History of the Tango) (arr. Y. Hjelt): I. Bordel 1900
Mashaal (arr. L. Karlson)
Longa (arr. L. Karlson)
Dhikrayat (arr. L. Karlson)
Menino do Bairro Negro (arr. J. Morelenbaum and Y. Hjelt)
Feira de Castro (arr. R. Veloso and Y. Hjelt)

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