Sir Andrew Davis and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra perform in this release which celebrates the relationship of Delius with his spiritual home, Norway. It features works inspired by the country’s landscape and culture, many bearing the influence of Delius’s great friend and mentor Edvard Grieg. Delius first performed Sleigh Ride on the piano to a close group of friends, including Grieg. Orchestrated later under the title Winter Night, it went on to become Delius’s most popular miniature. The Norwegian Suite was commissioned as incidental music to the satirical play Folkeraadet. Delius’s clever use of the Norwegian national anthem throughout the score, however skilful, was seen as an insult to national sensibilities and uproar ensued, eventually forcing Delius to withdraw the music. Eventyr, translated as ‘Tales of Adventure’, evokes the spirit of Norwegian folk-tales. Delius applies some of his most imaginative orchestral strokes as he portrays a supernatural world of trolls, giants, demons, and pixies. Despite its brevity, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring is one of Delius’s sublime achievements, a perfect translation of nature and mood into music. Norwegian soprano Ann-Helen Moen joins the orchestral forces in Two Songs from the Norwegian.
Specialised Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Norway 2014 (66th edition). The catalog contains prices on all Norwegian stamps, FDC and other releases from the Post Office. Plus a number of special articles. …
Soundtrack from Twin Peaks (also known as Music from Twin Peaks) is a soundtrack album by the American composer Angelo Badalamenti. It was released on September 11, 1990 on Warner Bros. Records and is the official soundtrack to the television series Twin Peaks (1990–91). The series' co-creator David Lynch produced the album alongside Badalamenti and wrote lyrics for several tracks, including the series theme song "Falling". Upon its release, Soundtrack from Twin Peaks placed in several international charts—including the top 10 in Norway, Sweden, Australia and the Netherlands—and "Twin Peaks Theme" received the award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance at 33rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Helene Bøksle (born April 1, 1981 in Mandal, Norway) is a singer and actress. Helene has performed with singers such as Bjørn Eidsvåg, David Urwitz and Eurovision 1995 winners Secret Garden. She entered the Melodi Grand Prix 2011 with the song "Vardlokk". She performs a mixture of traditional Norwegian folk music and popular music. Helene Bøksle is one of Norways big star singers in traditional music. In 2006 she released her debut album “Elverhøy”, which was nominated for Spellemannsprisen. In January 2009 she released the follow-up album "Morild" and in December of the same year the Christmas album “Det hev ei rose sprunge”, which has gone platinum. Helene is an experienced and competent live artist who has spellbound the Norwegian people with her particular and splendid voice.