Bjarte Eike – The Playhouse Sessions – Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

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Bjarte Eike – The Playhouse Sessions – Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:06:55 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Classical
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“There are some things you just can’t fake. The chemistry of a group is one of those – the sparks of musical energy that fly when certain artists collide. Bjarte Eike’s Barokksolistene is an alchemical miracle of an ensemble… pure musical gold”, wrote Gramophone for the album entitled “The Alehouse Sessions”.Since the release of these Alehouse Sessions in 2017, and a world wide tour, Bjarte and the boys and girls have been busy on this new album which moves the alehouse project on from dour Puritanism of Cromwell’s Commonwealth, to the hedonistic Restoration of Charles II, and the Glorious Revolution that saw William III and Mary II replace the unpopular James II. The alehouse musical culture developed into playhouses, and music halls, selling tickets and subscriptions. Operas, masques, dance, jesting (the first stand-up comedians maybe?) , all this prepared the way for the first public concert hall to be established. Nights in these places though would still be bawdy – stage fights, cross dressing, elements of pantomime, songs sung to popular tunes of the day, satire – always a good draw, and a good number of rustic clowns, bawdy wenches and fools thrown in for good measure! Think of these back rooms as a very English mix of Shakespeare, commedia dell arte, juggling with music by Purcell, folk tunes, and sea shanties. After the misery of the Commonwealth and Cromwell’s dictatorship, the public were in the mood to party! Playhouse is your invitation to the party – enjoy!

Tracklist:

1. Barokksolistene – Jenny Loves, and She Confessed Too (Arr. for String Ensemble by Bjarte Eike) (05:13)
2. Barokksolistene – The Washerwoman Set (Arr. for String Ensemble by Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene) (05:55)
3. Barokksolistene – Oft She Visits This Lone Mountain (Arr. for String Ensemble by Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene) (02:58)
4. Barokksolistene – Over Hill, Over Dale (03:00)
5. Barokksolistene – Adagio and Glittering Queen (06:26)
6. Barokksolistene – The Three Ravens (Arr. for String Ensemble by Bjarte Eike) (03:28)
7. Barokksolistene – The Fairy Shuffle (Arr. for String Ensemble by Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene) (03:45)
8. Barokksolistene – You Spotted Snakes; Hush No More (05:41)
9. Barokksolistene – Music For a While (03:57)
10. Barokksolistene – The Newcastle Set (06:53)
11. Barokksolistene – The Jolly Pilgrim (Arr. for String Ensemble by Bjarte Eike) (05:11)
12. Barokksolistene – Niel Gow’s Lament for the Red, Red Rose (Arr. for String Ensemble by Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene) (05:49)
13. Barokksolistene – The Willow Song (Arr. for String Ensemble by Bjarte Eike, Per Buhre, Johannes Lundberg & Helge Andreas Norbakken) (04:14)
14. Barokksolistene – Now The Night is Chased Away (01:54)
15. Barokksolistene – Can She Excuse Puck’s Wrong (Arr. For String Ensemble by Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene) (02:26)

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