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Norway's natural wonders, depicted in this album photo, were inspiration for the 19th-century violinist and composer Ole Bull. Jim Bengston/ECM Records hide caption

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A Mellow Ode To Ole Bull

The famed Norwegian composer-violinist has inspired a meditative tribute by two of his countrymen.

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Amjad Ali Khan performs his concerto Samaagam with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Mumbai. Pip Eastop/World Village Records hide caption

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