Some talents are precocious and reach fame early. Others gain their greatest successes later in life. Johan Kvandal belongs to the latter cathegory. After entering the retirement age he is more sought-after, diligently performed and popular than ever before. Tomorrow, the composer celebrates his 75th birthday. Continue reading
Søndag er det Norges dag i Lincoln Centre i New York. Men det er ikke bare Grieg som spilles. Johan Kvandal skal også feires.
– Hadde jeg nå bare sluppet denne flyturen. Jeg gruer meg så forferdelig! Johan Kvandal ser virkelig forpint ut ved tanken på den forestående reisen til USA.
Sunday is Norway’s day at the Lincoln Centre in New York. But not only Grieg will be performed. Johan Kvandal will also be celebrated.
– If I could only escape this flight. I dread it so terribly!
Monday 17 October David og Julie Coucheron held their Carnegie Hall debut concert. Billed as “David and Julie” and just as fresh-faced as the young Eisenhower couple was in the early 1970’s, the Coucheron siblings offered a challenging program of Norwegian music from the familiar to the exotic to the controversial.