Norway - Sven Nyhus
Sven Nyhus (1932, from the Østerdalen region of Norway) is both a full trained violinist and a great master in playing and collecting norwegian fiddling.
Besides his career in classical Filarmonik and Orchestras he started about 40 years ago to play Norway music in quartet or sextet.
This is his tribute to the pure fiddle music of Norway, a summary of traditional dances and marches, sometimes played for traditional weddings.
The style reveals the ancient music of Scandinavian countries, made by modal scales and often played in open tunings.
Nyhus sometimes plays also the Hardingfele, an instrument rather like the Baroque viola d'amore, with four extra strings vibrating sympathetically under the first set so to give to the fiddle a tipycal, unusual, resonance.
These 20 solo fiddle tunes are a true pleasure for the lovers of the traditional fiddle styles, maybe not if you're looking for "progressive folk".
Leken Hos Kokk-Sofia
Reinlender from Roros
Leken Hinnes Kvaernengs-Kjerstna
Bridal March from Engerdal
Nigvals from Roros http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
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