#3550: New Music For Fiddles and Violins

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This edition features various forms of music for old and new instruments in the international violin family. Hear works for the Norwegian hardanger fiddle and the Swedish nyckelharpa, traditional Hungarian and Polish fiddling, and unusual sounds from the Western violin and viola. 

Norwegian composer Daniel Herskedal combines big band jazz, minimalism, and chamber music in his "Dagane." Hear Hungarian violinist/zither player Lajkó Félix, Balkan- Turkish- and Ukranian-rooted music from A Hawk and a Hacksaw, an instrumental from violinist/singer/guitarist/whistler Andrew Bird, and more.

PROGRAM #3550– music featuring fiddles and violins (First aired on 1/7/2014)  

ARTIST: Andrew Bird
WORK: Make Hay, excerpt [1:10]
RECORDING: Fingerlings 4
SOURCE: andrewbird.net

ARTIST: Daniel Herskedal
WORK: Cellulose [5:09]
RECORDING: Dagane
SOURCE: NORCD1326
INFO: shop.klicktrack.com, or download from Amazon.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Lajkó Félix
WORK: Csárdás [3:49]
RECORDING: Mező (Field)
SOURCE: Fonó Budai Zeneház
INFO: Download from Amazon.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Janusz Prusinowski Trio
WORK: Mazurek Ciarkowskiego (Ciarkowski_s Mazurek) [2:39]
RECORDING: Knee-deep in Heaven / Po Kolana W Niebie
SOURCE: Oriente Musik
INFO:  januszprusinowskitrio.pl , download from Emusic.com or iTunes. 

ARTIST: Janusz Prusinowski Trio
WORK: Mazurek na Piechote (Mazurek on Foot) [3:59]
RECORDING: Knee-deep in Heaven / Po Kolana W Niebie
SOURCE: Oriente Musik
INFO:  januszprusinowskitrio.pl , download from Emusic.com or iTunes. 

ARTIST: Vamm
WORK: The Duchess Polska For Marit Fält [4:03]
RECORDING: Vamm
SOURCE: vamm.co.uk

ARTIST: Xylouris White
WORK: Suburbs
RECORDING: Goats
SOURCE: Other Music Recording Co.
INFO: xylouriswhite.com/othermusicrecordingco.com or Download from iTunes or Amazon

ARTIST: Kuljit Bhamra & Red Note Ensemble
WORK: Himalaya [3:52]
RECORDING: Reels to Ragas
SOURCE: Keda Records KEDCD41
INFO: Available at Propermusic.com or download from Emusic.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Tajj Quartet
WORK: The Last Balkan Tango [3:18]
RECORDING: Boris Kovac - Chamber Music
SOURCE: Long Arms / Ad Hoc Records
INFO: longarms.net | boriskovac.net

ARTIST: A Hawk and a Hacksaw
WORK: You Have Already Gone To The Other World [3:17]
RECORDING: You Have Already Gone To The Other World
SOURCE: L.m. Dupli-cation LM 5 CD
INFO: ahawkandahacksaw.net | www.midheaven.com

ARTIST: Lajkó Félix
WORK: Szellő (Breeze) [2:58]
RECORDING: Mező (Field)
SOURCE: Fonó Budai Zeneház
INFO: Download from Amazon.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Kit Downes 
WORK: Jan Johansson, excerpt [:32]
RECORDING: Light From Old Stars
SOURCE: SRCD 42-2
INFO: kitdownes.com

ARTIST: Andrew Bird
WORK: Make Hay [4:18]
RECORDING: Fingerlings 4
SOURCE: andrewbird.net

ARTIST: Emilia Amper
WORK: Kapad (Hijacked) [4:47]
RECORDING: Trollfågeln
SOURCE: BIS – 2013 
INFO: www.sa-cd.net or download from Amazon.com or iTunes