"Programmatically, then, this SACD is a little unconventional, but the performances are lively and characterful. I therefore have no difficulty recommending this disc without reservation."Fanfare Magazine, 01-3-2017
Bergen Barokk was established in 1994 and is now one of Norway’s leading early music ensembles. The group has performed concerts and appeared in radio broadcasts in Europe, Russia and USA. Their recordings on Simax Classics, BIS, Bergen Digital Studio, Toccata Classics and LAWO include German, English, Italian and French repertoire. Since 2006, the ensemble has worked on the complete recording of Telemann’s cantata cycle “Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst”, a collection of 72 cantatas for all Sundays, Passiontide as well as feast days of the liturgical year. The project is a collaboration between The Grieg Academy (University of Bergen) and Toccata Classics, London. “A Holberg Recital” is Bergen Barokk’s 3-CD series consisting of music based on the Danish-Norwegian writer, essayist, philosopher, historian and playwright Ludvig Holberg’s own musical taste and repertoire.
Bergen Barokk has collaborated with several ensembles in recent years, including amongst others, Pratum Integrum (Moscow), The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir and Barokksolistene (Norway) , in addition to festivals such as Festspillene i Bergen, Philadelphia Bach Festival, Moscow Early Music Festival and Janácek International Music Festival (Czech Republic).
Bergen Barokk receives annual financial support from Arts Council Norway and Bergen City Council.
Programmatically, then, this SACD is a little unconventional, but the performances are lively and characterful. I therefore have no difficulty recommending this disc without reservation.
Fanfare Magazine, 01-3-2017
"I had a pleasant hour absorbing this nicely recorded and well played music from this wonderful Norwegian group!"
Audiophile Audition, 16-11-2016