By the beginning of the 50s there was still a scent of fairytales, of Asbjørnsen and Moe, of Halfdan Egedius and Arne Garborg in the hills of Bærum. The occasional battle cry from Henrik Sørensen could still be heard in the landscape. The train to Slependen station took the novice right back to the golden age in Norwegian music, literature and art. Up the hill, and at the gate to no. 21 in Gyssestadkollen, one suddenly stood at the threshold of the fairy castle Soria Moria.
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.