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Bugge Wesseltoft

Last Spring - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9526-2
  • Barcode: 614427952622
  • German Release: 31/08/2012
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Norwegian Jazz, Duo Art

Zwei herausragende Musiker aus zwei musikalischen Welten - Bugge Wesseltoft, Jazzpianist und Henning Kraggerud, klassischer Geiger – feiern ihre Erinnerungen an Norwegens magische Frühjahrstage. „Last Spring" ist Herzbeweger und Kräftereger; kein jauchzender, wirbelnder Aufbruch. Die Künstler präsentieren minimalistische Meditationen, sehnsuchtsvoll und innig vorgetragene Weisen und zeichnen ein musikalisches Bild größter Ausdrucksintensität von ihrem Heimatland, das schlicht fasziniert.

CD € 17,50



Every ACT Album has it´s own story. Schloss Elmau plays a role in many. This magnificent hotel at the foot of the Bavarien Alps, far removed from everyday life and constantly flooded with culture, has inspired a number of outstanding artists from Gidon Kremer and Brad Mehldau to Esbjörn Svensson. Moreover in recent times several award-winning albums by ACT artists such as Joachim Kühn and Michael Wollny, Gwilym Simcock and Dieter Ilg have been recorded at this unique place. This time it was the launch pad for a new and surprising collaboration, simultaneously building a bridge between Classical and Jazz, and helping many people revisit and resume a long-awaited success story.In early 2011, label owner Siggi Loch attended a concert by the Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud at Schloss Elmau. Afterwards, the two of them got talking, an...

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Bugge Wesseltoft / piano
Henning Kraggerud / violin, viola & viola concorda


Recording Information

Recorded by Jan Eric Kongshaug, Nov. 22 & 23, 2011 at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway.
Mixed and mastered by Jan Eric Kongshaug.

Produced by Siggi Loch

Henning Kraggerud plays a 1744 Guarneri Del Gesu violin owned by
Dextra Musica (company owned by Sparebankstiftelsen DNB NOR)
on track 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13 & 14; a viola by Harald Lund on track 3, 6, 9, 11, 12 & 16;
and a viola Concorda (with 6 strings) custom built as only instrument in the world
by Ariane Becker on track 1, 4 & 15.