CD Felefeber (Norwegian Fiddle Fantasia) (CD 171818),
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Felefeber (Norwegian Fiddle Fantasia)

  • 1. Water Lily, The
    2. Halling After Ola Mosafinn
    3. Springar After Kristiane Lund
    4. Fiddle Fever / Fiddlemania
    5. Battle of the Drones, The
    6. Lost Sheep, The
    7. Plucked Halling, The
    8. Moose Hunter, The
    9. Little Child, A
    10. Dragos
    11. Nordfjord Halling, The
    12. Hildale Man, The
    13. Amen
    14. Miller Boy's Bridal March, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 64060

  • Credits
    ProducerAnnbjorg Lien; Roger Tallroth

    Personnel includes: Annbjorg Lien (fiddle).
    Recorded in 1994.
    The first album that Annbjorg Lien released after her attention-getting appearance on The Sweet Sunny North is a virtuoso performance from start to finish. Norwegian fiddling is less fast and flashy than Celtic or Appalachian styles, concentrating on delicate nunaces of tone rather than lightning-fast runs, and Annbjorg pulled out a set of beautiful and meditative pieces for this release. Her original compositions are arrestingly lovely, with the sleepy sounding title track sounding a bit like a Scottish lament played by a playful and creative pair of musicians. Elsewhere she plays solemn traditional hymns and sprightly folk tunes with vaguely Eastern European sounding time changes. The standout track is "The Plucked Halling," a musical tribute to a virtuoso fiddler who was renowned for his mastery of technically challenging tunes. This track quite appropriately strings together over a dozen different melodies in quick succession, and does it with a stately grace that is amazing to hear. Felefeber was a splendid breakout album, and a perfectly balanced and expertly played work that arrived just when it would be most noticed. ~ Richard Foss

  • Critic Reviews
    Jazziz (10/95, p.45) - "...this is a relaxed album with no fast dance tunes or dazzling displays of hot licks. Instead there are thoughtful arrangements with Lien accompanied by guitar, mandolin, flute, and/or church organ..."
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