Photos Lissa and David Monrad Johansen. ‘Rakefiskballaden blir til’ Roa, Hadeland 9 February 1918 at Lars Herseth’s ‘Traagaa’ Photo: Finne-Bent Lund Photo: Morten Krogstad Photo: Morten Krogstad Hamburg, 1974 (private archive) Ivar Mortensen Egnund, christmas card: “God jul! Godt nyttår! Alle!” signed ‘Egnundgubben’, 1932 Johan Kvandal and Knut Hamsun. Drawing by Ulf Aas. World premiere of opera ‘Mysterier’. With opera director Eliassen and creative team, January 1994 Conservatoire de Paris, spring 1953. Nadia Boulanger on the front left side, Kvandal at the back. Easter holiday at Kolbotn, 1939 Photo: Familien magazine Photo: VG Early 50s (private archive) 1990s (private archive) 1951 Photo: Lisbeth Risnes 1939 Mosjøen, birth place of David Monrad Johans The Monrad Johansen (David) family, 1920s. Kvandal in the front. Kvandal with Lissa and David Monrad Johansen, 1950s Sognefjorden, 1995 1964 With Carl von Garaguly, 1981 The old garden (‘gamlehagen’) at Garborg’s Labråten, Hvalstad 1925. Kvandal to the right. In the music room, January 1994 Music room. Photo: Magasinet Hus og have, 1937 The two composers’ home, Slependen. Photo: Magasinet Hus og have, 1937 Drawing by Ulf Aas, 1984, Bergen Wife Lilleba Lund Kvandal. As a 24-year-old, she starred as The Queen of the Night(a coloratura soprano part in Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute) on a main opera stage in Vienna. In the mountains, Rendalen At the Risør Festival of Chamber Music 1995, with August Albertsen and Morten Gaathaug With parents at Garborg’s Labråten, Hvalstad 1925. Kvandal in the front. Last picture, 9 October 1998 By the work desk, 1995. 70th Anniversary, with music publishers Leif Dramstad and Fritjof Backer-Grøndahl Pianist Håvard Gimse sammen med komponist Johan Kvandal foran klaveret. With Leif Ove Andsnes and Lars Anders Tomter. Risør Chamber Music Festival. Foto: Jan Tomas Espedal/ Aftenposten After world premiere of Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1993 Studying the score for the Violin Concerto. Ragin Wenk-Wolff and Kvandal in the music room, 1979. In Pietrasanta (Tuscany), while working on the opera Mysteries, 1987 Lilleba and Johan Kvandal in NRK recording studio Norwegian Stev Tunes op. 40, 1974 Hamburg, 1974 Johan ‘Bommen’ Kvandal to the left and Ådne Garborg, 1934 By Olav Aukrust’s home in Bøverdalen Venice, 1983 Geirangerfjorden, 1990 Photo: Bergen Digital Studio In the mountains, on the way to Rødalshøa With Maria Kvandal in Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1953 Paris, with Karen Marie Flagstad’s daughter, spring 1954 Paris, Place de Concorde, 1953 September 1953 In the music room, 1950s Dent Blanche im Nebel, 4000er im Kanton Wallis, Schweiz. Alps of Switzerland Dette er en bildetekst. Nagel with Dagny. Violin virtuoso and vagabond, Nagel causes unease. The inhabitants of the small village: “A stranger has arrived in town.” The main character, Nagel, tormented by visions. “Mysteries” is also a love story. Nagel with Dagny. Kvandal as a young man in 1938. Divertimento was written in 1941. Working on Norwegian Visions, op. 67, in 1985. Photo from 1939.