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