Kraggerud Kreisler In Oslo


Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962)
Kraggerud Plays Kreisler

Henning Kraggerud plays works by Fritz Kreisler
Works arr. by Nils Thore Røsth

Henning Kraggerud, Violin
Oslo Camerata
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Playing on Fritz Kreisler’s own ‘Bergonzi’ violin (from c. 1740), the brilliant young violinist Henning Kraggerud presents a programme of Kreisler’s compositions for violin. Filmed in the intimate surroundings of Oslo’s historic ‘Old Lodge’, this is a world premiere recording of many of these arrangements for violin and orchestra.
Kraggerud introduces the works himself, and leads the Oslo Camerata in a
sparkling, thrilling concert.

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About Henning Kraggerud

Norwegian Henning Kraggerud, who began playing the violin at the age of seven, later studied with Camilla Wicks and Emanuel Hurwitz, thus tapping into American and mid-European traditions of playing. He has, however, always maintained strong connections with his native land. A recipient of the prestigious Grieg Prize, he appears frequently at Norway’s major festivals playing both violin and viola. Kraggerud, who is greatly inspired by Ysaÿe’s compositions, hailing him as possibly the greatest violinist-composer, is also active as a composer himself (producing several cadenzas as well as original works) and is a keen exponent of new music. Directing and conducting activities have seen him work with the Zürich Chamber Orchestra and at the City of London Festival with the Britten Sinfonia. He is currently professor at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo.

About Oslo Camerata

Oslo Camerata (OC), founded in 1998 by artistic director Stephan Barratt-Due, is ensemble-in-residence at the renowned Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo (BD). The orchestra consists of professional musicians frequently collaborating with outstanding international soloists such as Truls Mørk, Julian Rachlin, Mischa Maisky, Jeremy Menuhin and Henning Kraggerud. In recent years the Oslo Camerata has enjoyed great success on tours to prestigious festivals and concert halls in Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The ensemble has recorded highly acclaimed discs for the Naxos label, including Grieg/Holberg (2006), Spohr/ Concertante (2010), and String Quartets by Grieg and Nordheim (2012).


“This beautifully recorded release has to be accounted one of the most successful projects of its type ever realized, and this is certainly one of the best discs
of the year.”


“I have heard many other performances but this is certainly one of the best I have encountered so far.”

- MusicWeb International

“An imaginative selection that avoids the usual suspects, expertly played with just the right sense of playfulness
and feeling.”

- MusicWeb International

“You won’t be disappointed with these performances…Strongly recommended.”

- Classical Net

“…her recordings on Naxos have received high praise, and her strong style, somber and deeply admirable, hits you the moment she starts playing. It’s as if she’s carving a sculpture out of a log,
and then hurling it at you.”

- Taipei Times