As Quick as Fire: The Art of the Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle
CAT # 12136-0002-2
1. Sandsdalsgangaren 4:25 2. Fanitullen 3:22 3. Fykeruds farvel til Amerika 4:00 4. Slatten til Johannes 3:05 5. St. Thomasklokkene pa Filefjell 2:27 6. Bruremarsj etter Lars Fykerud 2:12 7. Nordfjorden 3:52 8. Kivlejenta 3:36 9. Triloytingen 2:36 10. Fornesbrunen 4:26 11. Guro Heddeli 2:54 12. Jenta pa Lauvoye 2:47 13. I himmelen, i himmelen 2:47 14. Sigurd Jondalen 2:19
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The music of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle is a living art, passed through centuries note by note, bowstroke by bowstroke, in an unbroken chain from teacher to pupil. Its harmonies are so intricate that it is often difficult to believe that a single instrument is creating such a waterfall of sound. Knut Buen is one of the foremost masters of this living art today. In his playing one may hear the stark power of ancient Norwegian mythology, the hypnotic energy of impassioned tunes said to make chairs and tables dance across a room, and the plaintively beautiful lyricism born of life in a majestic but arduous and isolated land.
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