Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bornemann Bull (1810-1880) developed an innovative style that grew out of Norwegian peasant and folk music. He went so far as to modify his violin and bow. Bull constantly sought to advance the arts in Norway and to expand Norwegian influence, going so far as to attempt to establish a colony in Pennsylvania. The fruits of this are shown now by a state park named in his honor. Meanwhile, compositions such as Et saeterbesøg and I ensomme stunde remain in the repertoire.
Life history and relationship with Edvard Grieg are outlined at the Classical Composers Database.
Biographical details and photograph with emphasis on his violin playing and compositions.
Ole Bull (1810-1880)
Art song listing at recmusic.org includes the Norwegian text to Sæterjentens Søndag.
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