Ragnhild Hemsing, violin and Hardanger fiddle; Enrico Pace, piano
From the folk sources of Norwegian music to the melodies of the composers who instilled its high acclaim, follow this astonishing chamber duo and discover, beyond Grieg, the other great names of a repertoire still too little known.
Ragnhild Hemsing not only plays the classical violin but also its Norwegian variant, the Hardanger fiddle, whose additional lower “sympathetic” strings resonate under the influence of the other four. The wild folk dances of the villages inspired generations of virtuosos, from Ole Bull, father of Norwegian classical music, to Johan Halvorsen, a contemporary of Munch. A pianist for his part, Edvard Grieg, naturally holds a special place, with the extraordinary synthesis of the culture of an entire people that his work achieves.
- Ragnhild Hemsing, violin and Hardanger fiddle
- Enrico Pace, piano
On the program
- Edvard Grieg
- Gangar, op. 54, no. 2
- Nocturne, op. 54, no. 4
- March of the Trolls, op. 54, no. 3
- Johan Svendsen, Romance for violin and piano, op. 26
- Edvard Grieg, Norwegian for Hardanger Fiddle and Piano
- Ole Bull, Saerterjentens Sondag
- Edvard Grieg, Sonata for Piano and Violin no. 3 in C minor, op. 45