the surrounding scenery. We arrived just in time for the 2013 season start. Whats more, the hardanger fiddle with its second set of sympathetic strings, is Norways national instrument and its playing style is alive and well not just in Norway but among fiddlers from Northumberland to the New World. It holds a significant collection of work by Edvard Munch but as I had already Munched out in Oslo at an exhibit celebrating the artists 150th birthday, I decided to view the works of the Bergen-born father of Norwegian painting, Johan Christian Dahl, and others. If I had had another day in Bergen, a guarantee of good weather and an easy means to get there, I would have visited the. No self-respecting practitioner of needlework today would be without a supply of the evenweave cotton fabric used for cross-stitch work known as hardanger cloth, after the Hardanger Fjord nearby.
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A number of Backers lovely pieces appeared to have gone walkabout when I was there, perhaps on loan to other museums. Grieg was a very slight man, physically. I wondered that myself until I heard the plaintive stenersenmuseet oslo and evocative Dairymaids Sunday and had a chance to admire a statue in a central pedestrian zone. Dahls work reflects the Romantic aesthetic for untamed nature and includes many landscapes with dramatic rock faces, river rapids and dark forests. Later, he drew increasingly upon traditional Norwegian motifs in a desire to further a national identity. Sometimes referred to as the Chopin of the North, Grieg was associated with the German romantic period. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). He encouraged Griegs parents to send the lad to Leipzig Conservatory for further musical studies and the rest is history.
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