FRINGE 2019 – The Flying Dutchman Sessions – 5K

by Riccardo Barone

Sold out for the brilliant performance of Krishna Nagaraja and the Ensemble Galante & Ensemble Evergreen (on this special occasion united in a waterfall of joy and precision).  The premises of La Boheme turn into a tavern in the Hague bringing you back in the 1700 baroque Scandinavian area.

You could actually wear the compact sound coming from the period instruments and embrace the harmonies witnessed by Krishna Nagaraja’s travels in the North Europe area, here wisely paraphrased in his arrangements for flute, string quartet and continuo (Harpsichord). Notable is his interaction with the audience, as a storyteller of far lands, here showing his Italian origins as an ambassador of heritage and bringer of treasures; a treasure often confused by our worldwide society with stereotypes and labels. But there is no time for discussions, the spirits of Arcangelo Corelli and Antonio Vivaldi are blessing his name (and the ensemble as well) for evoking once again their immortal traces. It is evident the connection between the two composers and the Scandinavian – Flemish area; indeed A. Corelli performed for the queen of Sweden in the 1687 while A. Vivaldi had his Concerto in G minor “La notte” published in Amsterdam.

As his predecessors Krishna Nagaraja travels all around the world researching, studying, witnessing, observing and spreading the ancient Art of Sounds, “a higher revelation than philosophy.” (L. van Beethoven)

Kryztoff rating: 5k

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