Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene's Alehouse Sessions explores the music heard in 17th Century English taverns
Available June 9 on Rubicon Classics, The Alehouse Sessions explores the music heard in 17th Century English taverns, giving audiences a fascinating window into this tumultuous period. The atmosphere of a raucous port city pub in the 1690s is brilliantly evoked by Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene, whose concerts have been hailed as "irresistible" (The Times), "superb" (The Scotsman) and "fabulously unrestrained" (The Guardian) and "creating the effect of a late night jamming session" (BBC Music Magazine). Eike says, "The signature of this project is the interaction on stage between the players and the audience. If it has to be put in a historical context, the project draws its inspiration from the Shakespearian theatre where there was a direct communication between stage and hall."
Head over to GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE to read Bjarte Eike piece on "Breaking out of the genre box."
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