Watch the Samuelsens turn Handel's Passacaglia into a crazy theme and variations

29 July 2015, 16:47

We filmed Mari and Håkon Samuelsen playing Halvorsen's unique, completely ballistic spin on a Handel classic. Strap in, everyone...

We caught up with the Samuelsen siblings backstage at the Bristol Proms, where they treated us to a very special and very vigorous performance of Handel's Passacaglia - but with a unique arrangement by Johan Halvorsen.

It's part of their Bristol Proms show, entitled 'Pure Minimalist Baroque', which sees some unique juxtapositions of Baroque masterpieces with modern works from Einaudi and Glass.

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