Johan Kvandal is one of Norway’s most frequently performed composers. His production consists of 85 opus for virtually all kinds of ensembles, from solo instruments to full orchestra and opera.
European classical music traditions and impulses from Norwegian folk music are synthesized into Kvandal’s innovative musical language.
The dialogue with our own times is prophane and victories are local. The goals are in the eyes of others. They are making themselves up and hiding from each other. But the free spirit is nowhere to be seen. Continue reading
Klassekampen: – Thanks to Johan Kvandal’s strong, but introverted music, Hamsun’s “Mysteries” has survived the leap from literary existential foreignness to music drama.