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“In researching material for this DVD programme I have gone through all of Kreisler’s available original compositions. We have included some obscure and rarely played works which were found after searching manuscripts and libraries.

Nils Thore Røsth, who has written most of the arrangements performed in this programme, has based his work almost entirely on Kreisler’s original piano accompaniments.

For this performance I have played on Kreisler’s own Bergonzi violin, the last instrument he owned and which is today owned by the Dextra Musica Foundation.”

Henning Kraggerud

Naxos 2.110353

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

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 première 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.

Watch the video trailer for this recording

Mining the Essence – Henning Kraggerud interviewed by Jeremy Siepmann

About the Artists

Born in Oslo in 1973, Henning Kraggerud is a recipient of Norway’s prestigious Grieg Prize and in 2007 was awarded the Sibelius Prize for his interpretations and recording of Sibelius’ music around the world. He is a Professor at the Barratt-Due music conservatoire in Oslo, where he leads/directs the Oslo Camerata.

Founded in 1998, the Oslo Camerata is ensemble-in-residence at the renowned Barratt-Due Institute of Music in Oslo. The orchestra frequently collaborates with outstanding international soloists such as Truls Mørk, Julian Rachlin, Mischa Maisky, Jeremy Menuhin and Henning Kraggerud.

Companion discs

Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3

Tromsø Chamber Orchestra, Kraggerud

“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.”
Divertimento in E-Flat Major

Tomter, Richter, Kraggerud

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

Stenhammar • Atterberg
Sibelius • Bull • Halvorsen
Sinding • Olsen

Dalasinfoniettan, Engeset, Kraggerud

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

Music for String Orchestra

Oslo Camerata, Barratt-Due

“The Holberg Suite really floats
and the elegiac melodies linger
for days.”
Classic FM

Concertantes Nos. 1 and 2 / Duet in G Major, Op. 3, No. 3
Kraggerud, Bjora, Oslo Camerata, Baratt Due Chamber Orchestra, Barratt-Due

“This is a fine and satisfying recording of music which…has strong merits and certainly deserves repeated listening.”
MusicWeb International

String Quartets (arr. for string orchestra) / NORDHEIM, A.: Rendezvous

Oslo Camerata, Barratt-Due

“…the performances are splendid: bold, confident, ideally balanced, and quite wonderfully recorded.”

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