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Grieg Slåtter op. 72

Åshild & Ingfrid Breie Nyhus (Hardanger fiddle & piano);
Knut Dahle (Hardanger fiddle)

1. Gibøen’s Bridal March 2. Jon Vestafe’s Springar 3. Wedding March from Telemark 4. Folkdance from the Hills 5. Folkdance from Os 6. Folkdance after Myllarguten 7. Røtnams-Knut from Hallingdal 8. Wedding March after Myllarguten 9. Nils Rekve’s Halling 10 Knut Luråsen’s Halling I 11 Knut Luråsen’s Halling II 12. Springar after Myllarguten 13. Håvar Gibøen’s Dream at the Oterholt Bridge 14. Wedding Procession at Vossevangen 15. The Bride from Skuldal 16. The Kvivle Maidens (Springar) 17. The Kvivle Maidens (Gangar)
18 – 34: version for Hardanger Fiddle (Knut Dahle)
35. Wax roll recording of Knut Dahle

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The Nyhus sisters Ingfrid & Åshild have collaborated in a delightful and valuable project, Ingfrid Breie Nyhus playing these famous pieces on Grieg's own piano in a revised edition of op. 72, based on new transcriptions of the original material.

Åshild Breie Nyhus (violinist and Hardanger fiddle soloist) went back to the early recordings on Wax rolls of the fiddler Knut Dahle (1834–1921) who is also featured himself on one track.

The story of how Grieg persuaded, cajoled and achieved the transcriptions which were the basis of the publication for pano makes for touching reading, and it is all set out really elegantly in the Simax booklet.

A rare novelty for all World Music enthusiasts and many of the rest of us too. Recommended unreservedly.

Peter Grahame Woolf