Ragnhild Hemsing releases ‘The song of Veslemøy’, a first glimpse at her upcoming album Røta
With 'Røta', her debut album at Berlin Classics, Ragnhild Hemsing presents her Norwegian roots on the violin and Hardanger fiddle, exploring her identity and the connection to her musical education. Central to this is the relationship between classical music and Norwegian folk music as well as the contrast between the different sounds of both instruments. This connection can also be seen in the new single 'The song of Veslemøy'. In addition to works by well-known Norwegian composers, Ragnhild Hemsing has recorded four different folk melodies for 'Røta' for Hardanger fiddle from her homeland.
'I find it very interesting to combine the repertoire of composers inspired by folk music and the traditions of their respective countries', Hemsing explains the selection of works chosen for this album. Ole Bull, Edvard Grieg, Johan Svendsen or Johan Halvorsen are Norwegian greats of the 19th century, whose music gives her the pleasant feeling of 'being at home'. Together with Mario Häring on piano and Benedict Kloeckner on cello, she embarks on a journey through her native world of sound.
The single 'The song of Veslemøy' will be released on November 06, 2020 on all streaming and download portals.