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NODEBOG presents musical pleasures and “divertissements” from 18th century Norway. The melodies are found in hand-written music books containing both international “hits” well known throughout Europe and local favourites – Halling dances and Pols dances are featured alongside minuets, marches and English country dances. These rediscovered treasures from the past can only be recreated through living performance today, here by flautist Hans Olav Gorset and his fellow musicians. These melodies may not seem important to the music historian, but to the listener they certainly are – being international “hits” of yesterday – and, who knows, perhaps becoming the hits of today!
Hans Olav Gorset, recorders and baroque flutes
Cathrine Bothner-By, soprano
Elizabeth Gaver, baroque violin
Vegard Lund, baroque guitar and theorbo
Lars Henrik Johansen, harpsichord
André Lislevand, viola da gamba
Kjell Tore Innervik, Norwegian folk drum
Håkon Mørch Stene, percussion