The Image of Melancholy | BIS BIS2057

The Image of Melancholy

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Label: BIS

Cat No: BIS2057

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 3rd February 2014

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Conceived by the baroque violinist Bjarte Eike, this programme is his personal ‘image of melancholy’ - "for me, melancholy is not only synonymous with sadness and despair, it is a state also harbouring reflection, meditation and relief".

This music does not belong to any particular style, but forms a musical matrimony between Nordic folk, the rich sounds of the Elizabethan consort and a modern approach to music-making (soundscapes by Jon Blake).

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