Album
   
Album title
OLE BULL Violin Concertos
Performer

Annar Follesø, violin
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor

Catalogue #
2L-067-SABD
EAN13
7041888514824
ISRC-code
NOMPP1004010-100

Disc 1
Hybrid SACD
MCH 5.1 DSD
Stereo DSD
Disc 2

Pure Audio Blu-ray
DTS HD MA 192kHz/24 bit 5.1
DTS HD MA 96kHz/24 bit 7.1
LPCM 192kHz/24 bit STEREO
mShuttle: FLAC 96kHz + MP3
Region: ABC - worldwide


Release date
March 2010
Recording date
June 2009
Location
Jar Church, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
 
OLE BULL Violin Concertos

Ole Bull (1810-1880) was an adventurer, violin virtuoso, composer and international star who brought the name of Norway to worldwide attention. Within music and drama he was a pioneer in the development of a national identity, and on the concert stage his fabulous playing skills and intense charisma early won him the sobriquet "the Scandinavian Paganini".

Some of his most attractive tunes, as well as the rural potpourri Et Sæterbesøg have remained part of Norway's cultural heritage; on this recording they can be heard alongside his two virtuosic violin concertos and the fiery Spanish fantasia La Verbena de San Juan. The concertos and the fantasia were rediscovered only a few years ago, and this is the first recording ever made of these attractive works. The A major Concerto was written in Italy in 1834 and boasts everything one could ever dream of when it comes to attractive tunes and giddy virtuosity. No. 2, Concerto Fantastico, lives indisputably up to its name and confirms what Franz Liszt wrote in 1840: "He is a sort of savage’s genius, possessing an abundance of original, enchanting ideas. In brief, he has moved me; it is a long time since that has happened to me."

- Sæterjentens Søndag (The Herdgirl's Sunday)
- Concerto in A major *
- Concerto Fantastico *
- I Ensomme Stunde (La Melancolie)
- La Verbena de San Juan *
- Et Sæterbesøg (A Mountain Vision)
* WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS

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NEWSLETTERS: Release sheet, March 2010

Artist management, Annar Follesø: Tivoli & Crescendi


AWARDS: Record of the Year by The Grieg Society of Great Britain

 
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Artwork Morten Lindberg / Front Cover Photo "Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog" (1817) Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) / Session photos Lindberg Lyd AS / Artist photo Morten Lindberg / Stage Layout Morten Lindberg