Charismatic recorder player Erik Bosgraaf gives a masterful performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons accompanied by a spectacular, tailor-made animation by Paul and Menno de Nooijer. A feast for the ears and the eyes. With his friend, the sound artist Jorrit Tamminga, Bosgraaf combines the Venice of 1723 with modern-day The Hague. Musician Farid Sheek, who fled Iran several years ago, enraptures us with a personal version of the Four Seasons inspired by his birthplace, Isfahan. One of the instruments he plays is the daf, which is among the oldest percussion instruments in the world.
“Bosgraaf’s virtuosity is stunning, as is his artistry” – GRAMOPHONE