Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing presents our April 2022 Masterclass on Grieg’s Violin Sonata no.2. She chats to online editor Davina Shum about the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of traditional Norwegian music, including the distinctive Hardanger fiddle, as well as the importance of active performing and conversation to keep folk traditions alive.

 

Grieg - Violin Sonata no.2 in G major op. 13

III Allegretto animato

Eldbjørg Hemsing, violin / Simon Trpčeski, piano

Grieg: The Violin Sonatas

BIS Records BIS-2456 SACD

 

Borgström – Violin Concerto in G major op.25

II Adagio

Eldbjørg Hemsing, violin / Vienna Symphony / Olari Elts

Borgström & Shostakovich: Violin Concertos

BIS Records BIS-2366 SACD

 

Photo credit: Nikolai Lund