November 27. 2013
IWelcome to the 2013 Musical Advent Calendar from the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound! This year we follow Arne Dorumsgaard vision for the collection and presents Edvard Grieg's music in historical recordings.
During December, we present 78 rpm discs right from 1904 until 1950, and we focus on one performer each day. Adjust your ears to go on a musical journey through the pops and clicks of old records way back to the beginning of the 1900s and Edvard Grieg's own time.
November 26. 2012
It's snowing and raining outside, but inside the premises of the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound in Stavanger you get the Christmas feeling. We have decorated for Christmas by exhibiting the recordings belonging to this season. And according to our special tradition, we will present to our web audience a Christmas Calendar filled with historical recordings from our collections.
21th March 2012
We follow up the feedback we got on our past sound exhibitions, and continue with music for the Easter holidays. This year we have selected Bach's St. Matthew Passion and during the Easter holyday, we will post recitatives, arias and choral movements from this magnificent work. The recording dates from the year 1942.
November 1. 2011
From 1 December we will have our annual advent calendar, featuring a new recording clip each day until Christmas Day. These are digitalised extracts from pre-1960 recordings - many of them treasures from early 78s (such as Caruso singing "Sancta Maria"). Enjoy!
April 29. 2011
The Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound has made an exhibition of all LP covers from recordings of the Peer Gynt music of Edvard Grieg which is housed at the institute. The exhibition has travelled the world, and is now finally available on our website again.
The exhibition has toured the world from Japan to Brazil, as well as all over Norway.
The Exhibition is compiled by Per Dahl and the project received funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IFPI, the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound and Stavanger Concert Hall.
April 15. 2011
We follow up the great success we had with our Christmas calendar with a musical treat for Easter. Throughout Easter we will publish arias, choruses and orchestral pieces from Handel's Messiah on our web site. All the music clips presented are from the same recording, which was made in London in 1906 and released on 78 records in various editions since then.
Jan 6. 2011
The Listening courses have started again for the semester and first piece up is Beethoven's fifth piano concerto, better known as the Emperor Concerto.
This piece replaces Strauss' Ein Heldenleben, which originally was on the agenda. In connection with this course we have put together an exhibition with several of the recordings of this concerto found in our collections.
In addition we present a taste of the concerto on our website through a short excerpt from one of the recordings in the exhibition.
Nov 22. 2010
True to tradition, Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound serves a 24 course musical meal as an early Christmas present for everyone. As the calendar opens you can experience some of our favorite Christmas hymns performed by the previous century's greatest stars, discover new Christmas favorites among the lesser-known Christmas songs and understand how the Christmas spirit was interpreted by the classical composers.
December 1st 2009
The Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound replies to the great response on last year's musical advent calender with more old recordings. Each day before Christmas, we present a recording from the "good old times", where legendary singers and performers from the first half of the 20th. century gives their account of Christmas music.
August 22nd 2009
This year it is the 30 year anniversary of the death of the composer Klaus Egge, one of the most prominent Norwegian composers of his time. Unfortunately, in recent years, many of his works have failed to receive the attention they deserve, with one exception being the Piano Concerto No. 2. Klaus Egge's music has qualities that make it very much deserving of a place in the concert repertoire.
July 20th 2009
The Chamber Music Festivals in Norway have established themselves as important events in Norwegian musical life during the past 20 years. In August 2009,the Stavanger International Camber Music Festival takes place, and The Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound warms up with old recordings from the "father" of chamber music festivals, the Casals festival in Prades in 1950.
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