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Episode 2

Donald Macleod reveals how, after witnessing the French Revolution, Ole Bull returned to his home country determined to bring about a cultural revolution of his own.

After witnessing the aftermath of French revolution, Ole Bull returns to his home country determined to bring about a cultural earthquake of his own. Donald Macleod is joined by Bull's biographer Harald Herresthal to hear how the cattle-calls of mountain shepherds and ancient traditions of traditional fiddlers provided exactly the inspiration they needed.

1 hour

Music Played

  • [unknown]

    Hardanger melody: Folkdance (after Myllarguten)

    Performer: Knut Buen (Hardanger fiddle)

    • SAYDISC CD-SDL 432.
    • 8.
  • Ole Bull

    Et Saeterbesøg (1849)

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

    • 2L 067 SABD.
    • 10.
  • Halfdan Kjerulf

    Waldabendlust

    Performer: Isa Katharina Gericke (soprano), Sveinung Bjelland (piano)

    • SIMAX PSC1231.
    • 8.
  • Halfdan Kjerulf

    Ingrids vise

    Performer: Åshild Skiri Refsdal (soprano), Per Arne Frantzen (piano)

    • NORWEGIAN MUSIC HISTORY.
  • Halfdan Kjerulf

    selection from "25 Selected Norwegian Folk Tunes": Halling, Srpingdands, Springdands, Bru

    Performer: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg (piano)

    • SIMAX PSC1228.
  • Friedrich August Reissiger

    Olav Trygvason

    Performer: Lund University Male-voice Choir, Folke Bohlin (conductor)

    • BIS CD206.
    • 4.
  • Friedrich August Reissiger

    String Quintet – Scherzo; Allegretto – Allegro Vivace

    Performer: Norwegian String Quartet

    • NKFCD 50035-2 t.
    • 3 + 4.
  • Ole Bull

    Recuerdos de la Habana (1844)

    Performer: Henning Kraggerud (violin), Barratt-Due Symphony Orchestra, Alf Ardel (conductor)

    • DVD soundtrack recording.

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