Trondheim harbor, Norway

Trondheim harbor, Norway

(Source: Flickr / ystenes)

8 August 2012 ·

Grieg
Symphonic Dances on Norwegian Motifs, Op. 64
I. Allegro moderato e marcato
II. Allegro grazioso
III. Allegro giocoso
IV. Andante - Allegro molto e risoluto

Gothenburg Symphony Orch.
Neeme Järvi, cond. 

3 June 2012 ·

Sindre Vatnehol performs a rull on the Hardingfele. 

18 February 2012 ·

cafe-vanille:

i need this.
haha im such a nerd

cafe-vanille:

i need this.

haha im such a nerd

(via madamescherzo)

18 February 2012 ·

imaginarydances:

Abandoned town of Pyramiden, in the Svalbard archipelago. Pyramiden contains the world’s northernmost grand piano.

imaginarydances:

Abandoned town of Pyramiden, in the Svalbard archipelago. Pyramiden contains the world’s northernmost grand piano.

3 January 2012 ·

Lesbians with boats: heroic couple saved 40 swimmers in Utoeya tragedy

redofromstart:

A married lesbian couple saved 40 kids the day Anders Behring Breivik killed 76 people in a combined bombing and shooting attack in Norway, reports Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen were eating lunch on the other side of the shore from the campsite where Breivik attacked. Kids started to run into the water to swim away from the attacker. Once they saw what was happening, they jumped into their boat and collected kids from the water, and took them to the opposite shore to safety. They did four trips and saved 40 kids. They noticed bullet holes in the side of their boat in between trips. Talk About Equality, a gay rights blog, wrote about the story wondering why more major news outlets haven’t picked it up, saying, “Several blogs and gay and lesbian publications are now picking up the story, but the heavy hitters who usually kill for hero stories like this, have remained silent.” 

These ladies should be known as heroes, not as lesbians. 

But they are that—and so here we have another fine example of the downfall of society at the selfish, immoral hands of gaydom. Right?

3 August 2011 ·

Edvard Grieg - Two elegiac melodies, Op. 34 (arr. for string orch.)
I. The wounded heart
II. The last spring
Concertgebouw Orch.
Willem Mengelberg, cond.  

23 July 2011 ·

Edvard Hagerup Grieg, famous musical son of Norway, was born 168 years ago today (15 June 1843).
His father was a businessman and diplomat with Scottish heritage, and his mother an accomplished amateur musician and Edvard’s first teacher. As a teenager he was sent to the Leipzig Conservatory for study, and then spent some time in Copenhagen.  
It was the famous Piano Concerto in A minor, written in 1868, which put Grieg on the map as a serious composer. Liszt was impressed with it, and also read over the young man’s first violin sonata. From roots in the German tradition, Grieg would go on to be identified as a prominent nationalist composer, basing much of his work on the folklore and folk music of Norway.
By his twilight years Grieg had become an international celebrity. He befriended several young composers, most especially Percy Grainger, whose penchant for folk material the elder statesman heartily encouraged. He died in 1907; as many as 40,000 people filled the streets of Bergen for the occasion of his funeral.  

Edvard Hagerup Grieg, famous musical son of Norway, was born 168 years ago today (15 June 1843).

His father was a businessman and diplomat with Scottish heritage, and his mother an accomplished amateur musician and Edvard’s first teacher. As a teenager he was sent to the Leipzig Conservatory for study, and then spent some time in Copenhagen.  

It was the famous Piano Concerto in A minor, written in 1868, which put Grieg on the map as a serious composer. Liszt was impressed with it, and also read over the young man’s first violin sonata. From roots in the German tradition, Grieg would go on to be identified as a prominent nationalist composer, basing much of his work on the folklore and folk music of Norway.

By his twilight years Grieg had become an international celebrity. He befriended several young composers, most especially Percy Grainger, whose penchant for folk material the elder statesman heartily encouraged. He died in 1907; as many as 40,000 people filled the streets of Bergen for the occasion of his funeral.  

15 June 2011 ·

Norwegian paper claims full Wikileaks access

From Detroit News:

A Norwegian newspaper says it has obtained the entire trove of 250,000 uncensored U.S. diplomatic documents that WikiLeaks has been distributing.

The announcement Thursday appears to make Aftenposten the first media organization outside WikiLeaks’ five partners to obtain the material — a development sure to heighten U.S. government fears…

24 December 2010 ·

Curtis Lindsay
Pianist, composer,
expert in nonsense.



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