After Pekkos Per Silverspänta skor & Tokpolska
“Shoes with Silver Buckles” & “Wild Polish” – Discoveries of a great violinist from Dalarna.
About the video
- Published online 29 August 2023.
- The video is approximately 4 minutes.
- A musical excerpt from the series Mankind and Music, episode 3.
Violinist Pekkos Per (1808–1877) had a major impact on folk music in Dalarna. He was from Bingsjö in Rättviks Finnmark and played at many weddings in Bingsjö, Rättvik, Boda and Hälsingland. He also instructed several musicians who later became “Bingsjö violinists” and was early to recognise the talent of the most famous among them: Hjort Anders Olsson.
This excerpt of music is from episode 3 of the series Mankind and Music. The five episodes are available to watch here on Konserthuset Play. Why does music exist? What happens to us when we make or listen to music? In this series, we explore answers to these questions together with musicians, listeners and researchers.
After Pekkos Per Silverspänta skor and Tokpolska
Anna Stefánsson violin
Grop Mikael Sjögren viola