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Ragnhild Hemsing, violin and Hardanger fiddle; Enrico Pace, piano

November 29th, 2022
Ragnhild Hemsing
Ragnhild Hemsing
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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

Upcoming dates

  • Tuesday 29 November 12.30pm Auditorium du Musée d'Orsay
Tuesday 29 November 2022
at 12.30pm
Auditorium du Musée d'Orsay
Esplanade Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
75007 Paris
Time slot full rate
Tarif jeunes et solidarité
Time slot reduced rate
Tarif adhérent
- de 12 ans

<p>Reservations open July 15, 2022</p>