La Melancolie is a famous melody, first written by Ole Bull in 1850. It is often known under the name I Ensomme Stunde (“In Moments of Solitude”). It has been arranged here for solo Violin with Piano accompaniment.
Ole Bull (1810-1880) was a Norwegian composer, Violin virtuoso, and nationalist. He started playing early in life, performing as a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic orchestra before the age of ten. He later studied in Paris, where he met Chopin, Rossini, and Paganini, before launching a highly successful career as a touring virtuoso, performing all across the UK, North America, and mainland Europe. Few of his compositions have survived, but perhaps best known is his Saeterjentens Sondag.