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The Fiddling Viking: A Tribute Concert

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Category: Entertainment
Start date: 17 Sep 2019 07:30 PM
End date: 17 Sep 2019 09:00 PM
Street / Location: 58 Park Ave.,
City / town: New York
Country: New York, USA
Organizer: Scandinavia House
Phone: 212.779.3587
Homepage: www.scandinaviahouse.org

Danish jazz violinist Svend Asmussen, known worldwide as "The Fiddling Viking," was greatly loved throughout Scandinavia. From the age of 15 until Asmussenís death last year, San Francisco-based Danish violinist Mads Tolling kept in frequent contact with the older musician, who counseled him on his early musical training. Asmussen later donated a large chunk of his music collection to Mads, including many handwritten charts. In this performance honoring the musician, Mads Tolling and Danish guitarist Jacob Fischer (a 20-year member of Svend Asmussenís quartet) plays a mix of tunes that span Asmussenís career, ranging from his early 1940s and í50s collaborations with guitarist Ulrik Neumann up to his more recent quartet works.