Musical Gems from the Baroque

With Erik Fosnes Hansen and Henning Kraggerud

Composers, artists and kings from the Baroque are often looked upon as exalted, noble and extra-terrestrial beings. The music, the art and the palaces are immense. Never has the earth been closer to the heavenly than in the Baroque, or how was it really like?

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With Erik Fosnes Hansen as the guide and Henning Kraggerud as the musical leader you will be led through an incredible, comical and touching journey through the Baroque.

What was it about Johann Sebastian Bach’s eyes? What happened to Jean-Baptiste Lully after he hurt himself on his baton? What kind of charlatans treated George Friedrich Händel? And why were there so many orphans in the children’s home where Antonio Vivaldi was a teacher?

The most beautiful music in history and the imaginative style of the Baroque was born through people who had experienced, that beauty and suffering always go together.

At this concert you will hear stories that will make you laugh and music so beautiful that it can touch your gallstone. Welcome to an evening of Baroque.

Erik Fosnes Hansen is one of Norway’s greatest authors of his generation. His books have been translated into 36 different languages.

Henning Kraggerud has been the artistic director of the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra since 2012. He is known for his virtuosity, creativity and great communication skills. He often brings his own compositions to concerts and recordings. e.g., on the recording Between the Seasons with the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra from 2017.

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