Advent Calendar 2015 - December 21st : The fox under the birch root

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Advent Calendar 2015

December 21st - The fox under the birch root

Today we present a romance that is near to an archetype of a Norwegian version of this genre, sung by Gunnar Sandvold.

Christmas card by Louis Prang

Christmas card by Louis Prang

In 1947, Gunnar Sandvold made his debut as concert singer in the University Aula in Oslo. At that time, he had been studying and working several years in Sweden. In 1949, he joined a choir from Haugesund on their tour in the USA. When their concerts were finished, he stayed in USA until 1956. In 1954, Sandvold sang in Carnegie Hall with an orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Despite an international carrier, Sandvold remained faithful to his audience in Stavanger giving concerts at the Bethania. The repertoire of these concerts was a mixture of popular folk songs, opera arias and concert songs. It made him a very popular artist and he was invited to the very popular senior television program “Husker du / Rememberence” on Norwegian broadcasting twice.

Halfdan kjerulf: The fox under the birch root

The fox under the birch root

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Listen to music for Christmas

If You want to listen to music for Christmas as well, you can go to the past music advent calendars. You find the links for Desember 21th. below.

2008: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Felix Mendelssohn

2009: The Holy City by Stephen Adams

2010: Danket dem Herrn by Dieterich Buxtehude

2011: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Michael Praetorius

2012: Land-Sighting by Edvard Grieg

2013: Symphonic Dances by Edvard Grieg

2014: Di quella pira from Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi


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