Track listing Awards Press review Trailer Complete description Also recommended...

Product details

Content
Bizarre Bazaar

Artists

Genres
Instrumental
Crossover / Jazz

Features
Booklet with liner notes in English and Finnish

Format:
CD

Released:
April 2009 (Finland)
May 2009 (internationally)

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1140-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195114025

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Track listing

CD
55:32
1
Dances from Korond
4:24

2
Babsi's Decision
2:56

3
Deine Söhne seien gesegnet (May your sons be blessed)
3:32

4
Nokh a glezl vayn (A second glass of wine)
3:08

5
Dance of Joy
3:56

6
Wedding Waltz
3:39

7
Café 1930
7:22

8
Bordel 1900
3:48

9
Mashaal
4:46

10
Longa
2:43

12
Menino do Bairro Negro
4:20

13
Feira de Castro
5:18


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Awards

klassik-heute.com '10 • 10 • 10'

Press review

El clarinetista está sensacional, lo mismo que la orquesta, que hace gala de una extraordinaria versatilidad, y los arreglos funcionan a la perfección. Su audición es una autentica gozada.
Diverdi Magazine, Julio-Agosto 2010, Recomendado

Egal in welchen Gefilden er strandet, überall weiss dieser Virtuose aus dem hohen Norden mit seiner Klarinette in musikantischer Freude aufzuspielen, (...) indem Kriikku's Spiel viel eigene Identität, ja phasenweise auch mitreissende Grösse verströmt.
Stefan Pieper, Klassik-Heute.com, 21. September 2009, 10 • 9 • 9

Trailer


Complete description

Kari Kriikku's passion for traditional folk music shines through his new album 'Bizarre Bazaar'. The eclectic programme showcases the use of the clarinet in Jewish klezmer, Portuguese fado, Argentinean tango and Arab music. "I have followed my instincts in gradually bringing together works from various cultures that have impressed me on my travels and then unabashedly adapted those works for concert use," says Kari Kriikku who performs here with the chamber orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta and additional oud, qanun and laud players. The Finnish press praised their live performances as "vibrantly energetic and entertaining" (Helsingin Sanomat).

Hailed by press and public as one of the world's foremost clarinettists, Kari Kriikku is celebrated for his musical inventiveness and fresh attitude towards traditional performance. His versatility covers numerous periods, ranging from Mozart to contemporary music - he has been a muse to living composers such as Magnus Lindberg, Jukka Tiensuu and Kimmo Hakola.

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