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Naxos Musical Journey - Norway - A Tour Of The Country's Past & Present

Musical Journey: Norway Country's Past & Present
Release Date: 10/31/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110515  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This series of DVDs features travel scenes accompanied by classical music.

The Places

The tour of Norway takes us from the capital, Oslo, with its harbours, parks and imposing buildings, to Bergen, the birthplace of Edvard Grieg, and its surrounding countryside, with a glimpse of Grieg’s house at Troldhaugen. Trolls make their presence known, before a final return to Oslo and to the sculpture display of Vigeland Park.

The Music

The music chosen for this tour of Norway is by Norwegian composers, of whom the best known is Edvard Grieg. Included are excerpts from his incidental music for Ibsen’s drama Peer Gynt and for Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson’s Sigurd Jorsalfar. Other
Read more composers featured are Christian Sinding, composer of the famous Rustle of Spring, and Johan Halvorsen.
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