Bibliography of Works on the Hardanger Fiddle

Listed here are selected scholarly works in English relating to the Hardanger fiddle published prior to 2000.

Many more works have been authored since then and are commonly available digitally; these can be found via an internet search.

The Norwegian Hardanger Violin in the Upper Midwest: Documentation and Interpretation of an Immigrant Music Tradition

Kevin Francis Hoeschen, Master's thesis, University of Minnesota, 1989.

Reinventing the Violin

Daniel Laurence Trueman, Ph.D., Princeton University, Music, 1999. 200+pp

Devil's Instrument, National Instrument: The Hardanger Fiddle as Metaphor of Experience in the Creation and Negotiation of Cultural Identity in Norway

Mary Elizabeth Neal, Ph.D., Indiana University, Anthropology, 1991. 327 p.

The United States Scandinavian Dance Community and Norsk Bygdedans

Gloria (Roo) Lester, M.A., University of California-Los Angeles , Dance, 1992. 200+pp

Elements of Hardanger Fiddle Music in Norwegian Art Music for Violin

A. Rebecca Lynch, Ph.D., New York University, Music Ed., ??

Norwegian-American Dance Music in Minnesota and Its Roots in Norway: A Comparative Study

Janet Ann Kvam, D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Music, 1986. 292pp

Aural Thinking in Norway: The Lore of the Harding Fiddle

Pandora Hopkins, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Music, 1978. 244pp

Comparison of Melodic Variants in the Hardingfele Repertoire of Norway: An Analytical Study of an Aural Folk Tradition

Andrea Ruth Een, D.M.A., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1977. 143pp

Scandinavian-American Folk Dance Music of the Norwegians in Minnesota

Leroy Wilbur Larson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Music, 1975. 507pp

The Hardanger Fiddle and Its Music

Camilla Haugen Cai, M.A., Harvard University, Music, 1965. ??pp