The Norwegian Composers´ Society celebrates 75 years and yesterday Stavanger Symphony Orchestra highlights it with an all Norwegian concert in Oslo Concert Hall. A small selection of composers from our own time were chosen, with father David Monrad Johansen first and son Johan Kvandal last.
Learn more about Johan Kvandal and his works by reading excerpts from newspaper articles and anniversary publications. Please take a look at the reviews too.
Kvandal`s own note on Concerto for violin and orchestra op. 52
From a handwritten note to violinist Ragin Wenk-Wolff.
Johan Kvandal on himself
One’s musical expression really has more to do with instinct, a kind of voice of the heart, than with the outer intellect. All I have heard and studied, however, has strenghtened my belief in the tonal principle.
The friend, composer, cultural personality – by Kjell Bækkelund
Johan Kvandal is today central to Norwegian music and cultural life. His unwavering belief in art’s authenticity has been the guiding star in his compositional work. He has triumphed by virtue of abilities, his great talent and a workforce and zeal that impresses.