Waltz with Me

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
It's been quite a while since the world at large heard anything from Norwegian fiddler Annbjørg Lien. This international lineup documents the work she wrote for the Telemark Festival, a series of pieces, both instrumentals and songs. Lien herself sticks to the hardanger fiddle, and the music has a curious mix of her native country with American old-time, where the accents are provided by Bruce Molsky. His playing is wonderful, although his singing doesn't compare with guest Kirsten Bråten Berg. There are wonderful interactions between the instruments, and a lot of the music takes unusual turns, as on "Masques" and "The Old Car," but never more so than on "Dancing the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
It's been quite a while since the world at large heard anything from Norwegian fiddler Annbjørg Lien. This international lineup documents the work she wrote for the Telemark Festival, a series of pieces, both instrumentals and songs. Lien herself sticks to the hardanger fiddle, and the music has a curious mix of her native country with American old-time, where the accents are provided by Bruce Molsky. His playing is wonderful, although his singing doesn't compare with guest Kirsten Bråten Berg. There are wonderful interactions between the instruments, and a lot of the music takes unusual turns, as on "Masques" and "The Old Car," but never more so than on "Dancing the Years All Away," with its slightly lurching rhythm where the melody and the vocal lines almost pull away from each other in a mesmerizing fashion. It's not as obviously forward-looking as some of Lien's other work, and here she becomes part of the ensemble, not the star, but in its own quieter way, it's just as adventurous and satisfying.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2008
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397449227
  • Catalog Number: 4492
  • Sales rank: 163,714

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Traveller (5:34)
  2. 2 Sula Mountain (4:52)
  3. 3 The Fiddle (4:11)
  4. 4 Home East (6:17)
  5. 5 Masques (4:54)
  6. 6 Waltz with Me (2:47)
  7. 7 Walking Strings (4:57)
  8. 8 Dancing the Years All Away (4:30)
  9. 9 The Old Car (3:49)
  10. 10 Mother and a Son (5:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Annbjørg Lien Primary Artist, Fiddle
Bruce Moisky Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Mikael Marin Viola
Christine Hanson Cello
Kirsten Braten Berg Vocals, Zither, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Morten Lund Mastering
Bruce Moisky Arranger
Annbjørg Lien Arranger
Knut Buen Composer
Mikael Marin Arranger
Christine Hanson Arranger
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