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Troldhaugen - Edvard Griegs hjem utenfor Bergen

Troldhaugen - Edvard Griegs hjem utenfor Bergen

Troldhaugen - Edvard Griegs hjem utenfor Bergen

Troldhaugen - Edvard Griegs hjem utenfor Bergen

Bukkene Bruse - Folketone fra Sunnmøre

Traditional tune from Sunnmøre, Norway, after the folk musician and composer Karl Eidem ("Blinde-Karl"). Here's what Annbjørg Lien is saying in the beginning.

1872 Norwegian Hardanger fiddle at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "The Hardanger fiddle is a Norwegian variant of the violin, dating from about 1650. It is strung with eight strings, four of which vibrate while a bow plays the others....Hardanger fiddles are used for folk singing, dances and wedding processions. Edvard Grieg (1842-1907), Norway's greatest composer, incorporated the traditional melodies played on such fiddles into his compositions."

Hardanger fiddle

1872 Norwegian Hardanger fiddle at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "The Hardanger fiddle is a Norwegian variant of the violin, dating from about 1650. It is strung with eight strings, four of which vibrate while a bow plays the others....Hardanger fiddles are used for folk singing, dances and wedding processions. Edvard Grieg (1842-1907), Norway's greatest composer, incorporated the traditional melodies played on such fiddles into his compositions."

Edvard Grieg (musician) with wife Nina

Our nom for the "Cutest Couple in Classical Music History": composer Edvard Grieg and his wife, Nina

"Sleigh Ride" is a popular light orchestral piece composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July 1946; he finished the work in February 1948. The lyrics, about a person who would like to ride in a sleigh on a winter's day with another person, were written by Mitchell Parish in 1950.

Christmas songs talk about going for a sleigh ride. Sounds like fun but when you live where there is no snow, I have to imagine this is where a sleigh ride starts.

The opening song of the film, "Eatnemen Vuelie" ("Song of the Earth"), features the traditional Sami style of singing known as joiking. The tune was written by an actual Sami musician and composer named Frode Fjellheim. Norwegian Sami President Aili Keskitalo commended Fjellheim for his musical contributions to 'Frozen' while giving the 2014 New Year's speech.  Sami media in Norway approved of 'Frozen's for bringing awareness of the culture and joiking to a larger audience.

The opening song of the film, "Eatnemen Vuelie" ("Song of the Earth"), features the traditional Sami style of singing known as joiking. The tune was written by an actual Sami musician and composer named Frode Fjellheim. Norwegian Sami President Aili Keskitalo commended Fjellheim for his musical contributions to 'Frozen' while giving the 2014 New Year's speech. Sami media in Norway approved of 'Frozen's for bringing awareness of the culture and joiking to a larger audience.

Arve Moen Bergset/Bukkene Bruse - Norway folk song - YouTube - hauntingly beautiful!

Arve Moen Bergset was born in As a five-year-old his family settled in Vinje in Telemark, a county with strong traditions concerning Norwegian traditio.

Jul med Prøysen, traditional Norwegian Christmas stories and songs

Jul med Prøysen, traditional Norwegian Christmas stories and songs

Carl Boberg  In 1885, Boberg wrote the poem "O Store Gud", we now know as "How Great Thou Art".   The music of the hymn is traditional Swedish folklore.

"How Great Thou Art" is a Christian hymn based on a Swedish poem written by Carl Gustav Boberg. The most stirring rendition I have ever heard is sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Edvard Grieg - Portrait. HUGE selection of classical music, also some Christmas and original music

Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer whose musical inspiration came from the folk music and folk stories of his homeland. He wrote a range of musical forms, but concentrated primarily on piano compositions. His most popular music was written

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Hans Dahl A young girl in a fjordlandscape

Norwegian Silver Enamel Viking Ship Brooch - Aksel Holmsen Norway | eBay

Norwegian Silver Enamel Viking Ship Brooch - Aksel Holmsen Norway | eBay

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