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Episode 3

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 15 September 2010

One ambition eclipsed even Bull's pretensions to be the world's greatest violin virtuoso: a burning desire to set up his own Norwegian colony in the US. Donald Macleod charts the precipitous rise and fall of the scheme with the help of Bull's biographer Harald Herresthal, and follows the composer as his American tours see him caught up in a fire aboard a steamer and brawling with locals over a glass of whisky.

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  • Image for Nordraak orch Halvorsen

    Nordraak orch Halvorsen National Anthem (excerpt)

    Performer: Oslo Philharmonic Chorus, Stefan Skold (conductor)

    EMI 1375532, 17

  • Image for Ole Borneman Bull

    Ole Borneman Bull I ensomme Stunde

    Performer: Annar Follesø (violin), Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud (conductor)

    2L 067-SABD, 8

  • Image for Ole Borneman Bull

    Ole Borneman Bull Sigrid's Sang from 'Fjeldstuen' (1850)

    Performer: Arve Tellefsen (violin), Håvard Gimse (piano)

    SIMAX PSC 1261, 12

  • Image for Ole Borneman Bull

    Ole Borneman Bull March from "In memory of Washington" (1845)

    Performer: Kristiansand Blaseensemble, Bjron Sagstad (conductor)

    SL31SACD, 12

  • Image for Thomas Tellefsen

    Thomas Tellefsen Thomas Tellefsen - Mazurkas Op.3 no.3 and Op. 1 no.4

    Performer: Einar Henning Smebye (piano)

    Norges Musikkhistorie vol 2, 1814 – 1870, Den nasjonale tone, 2000, 2 : 14 + 15

  • Image for Thomas Tellefsen

    Thomas Tellefsen Trio for piano, violin and cello Op.31

    Performer: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg (piano), Atle Sponberg (violin), Øystein Birkeland (cello)

    SIMAX PSC1226, 8 to 11

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