Tagged: Edvard Grieg

Sylvia Eckes

Enjoy Grieg on this side of the Atlantic

Grieg Societies promote international appreciation of Norway’s No. 1 composer Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Four years ago, Sylvia Reynolds Eckes, professor emerita of piano from Ohio University of Athens, attended the Grieg...

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Happy 175th birthday, Edvard Grieg!

Countless celebrations of the life and music of Norway’s famous composer are planned Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American June 15, 2018, marks the 175th birthday of Bergen and Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard...

An immortal icon

Where’s his new bio? Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho How are Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and George Balanchine, father of American ballet, linked to the longest-running operetta on Broadway? Easy peasy. Ibsen...

Edvard Grieg, Chopin of the North

Jeffrey Siegel explores the parallels between the composers in a concert in Washington, D.C. Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Siegel has been delighting audiences across the United States and in London for 40...

Singing correctly in Norwegian

For more than a decade, St. Olaf Professor of Music Dan Dressen has been collecting Nordic songs for St. Olaf’s music library in Northfield, Minn. making a little-known repertoire available to singers piece by piece....

Café de Concert to open own café in Oslo

Café de Concert will open their first café in Oslo on September 16, 2009. “We believe this is the first café ever to exclusively perform classical music,” says the exited founder, Aksel Kolstad. In 2003,...

The Peer Gynt Prize to Ole Gunnar Solskjær

This years Peer Gynt Prize is awarded to 36-year-old Norwegian soccer star Ole Gunnar Solskjær. On July 29, Ole is visiting Vinstra, Gudbransdalen. A huge celebration is planned for him. Solskjær was born in Kristiansund, Møre og Romsdal,...