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Nils Økland
Lysøen - Hommage à Ole Bull

Nils Økland violin, hardanger fiddle
Sigbjørn Apeland piano, harmonium
 
Stusle Sundagskvelden
La Mélancolie
Belg og slag
Grålysning
Sylkje-Per
Solstraum
Theme from Nocturne
Eg ser deg utfor gluggjen
Ole Bull-vals
I Rosenlund under Sagas Hall / La Folia
Tjødn
Jeg har så lun en hytte
Solveigs sang
Sylkje-Per
La Mélancolie
Sæterjentens Søndag

Recorded September 2009/January 2010

ECM 2179
 
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Nils Økland and Sigbjørn Apeland are the first musicians to record an album at Lysøen, the Norwegian island home of iconic violinist-composer Ole Bull (1810-1880). For years they have explored Ole Bull’s musical landscapes with open minds, and found inspiration to develop their own ideas. In this recording they have chosen to emphasise the contemplative elements in Ole Bull’s music. The album presents partly the performers’ own arrangements and improvisations based on tunes that Bull performed, and partly new compositions inspired by Ole Bull.

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