Barokkbandið Brák: Two Sides

September 22, 2022, 9:00 am

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Two Sides is the debut double album from period-instrument ensemble Barokkbandið Brák, one of Iceland’s best-known chamber groups. Founded in 2015 and led by renowned violinist Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir, the ensemble has made its name not only for excellence in the interpretation of Renaissance and Baroque music but also as a commissioner of new music for period instruments. Reflecting this two-sided artistic personality, the first album features the world premiere recording of the Violin Concerto in G by Swedish Baroque composer Johan Joachim Agrell, as well as music of Vivaldi, Corelli, Stradella, and Sammartini, while the second is all contemporary: new commissions from Icelandic composers.