Customer Reviews for: Nordic Violin Favourites / Kraggerud, Engeset, Dalasinfoniettan

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 7 Northern Gems- Fabulous! May 19, 2013
By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) -- See All My Reviews
This stunning new disk is Naxos at its best, certainly one of the highest quality recordings issued by Naxos in 2012. Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerut delivers a gorgeous performance of seven great pieces for violin and orchestra by various Scandinavian composers- some well known (Wilhelm Stenhammar, Johan Halvorsen, Christian Sinding, Jean Sibelius) and others who should be (Carl Olsen, Ole Bull, Kurt Atterberg). With one exception, all the selections are quite short, ranging from 5 to 11 minutes. The exception is Jean Sibelius' 20 minute-long Six Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra, a phenomenally virtuosic work demanding the highest technical standards of the soloist. The entire program is refreshing, intriguing, and an absolute delight to hear. The excellence of soloist Kraggerut's playing is one major reason for this, but another is the ideal balance achieved by Naxos' engineeering team between soloist and the excellent Swedish Chamber Orchestra Dalasinfoniettan under the direction of Bjarte Engeset. I immediately fell in love with this recording, and I think you will as well. Don't miss this superb music! Highest recommendations!! Report Abuse

 Recommended -- Beautiful Music February 13, 2013
By W. Wilborn (Richwood, TX) -- See All My Reviews
Playing and sound are of high order, and the selections are beautiful music. Prior to buying this CD, I was concerned that it might be too similar to a previous CD, --Norwegian Violin Favorites-- 8.554497, from NAXOS already in my collection. There is no reppetition. A really good buy at the low Naxos price. Recommended. Report Abuse

 No Grieg in sight January 26, 2013
By Patricia W. (Big Arm, MT) -- See All My Reviews
Hard to believe that you could produce a wonderful disc of Nordic music without any by Grieg, but this music proves that he was not the only one in that northern area who could compose wonderful music. Very listenable. Report Abuse

 Stirring Strings December 31, 2012
By Richard Young (Sandy, UT) -- See All My Reviews
These are so overwhelmingly beautiful I cannot restrian the tears of micical joy. Report Abuse

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