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22. December: Heading home for Christmas

“I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams”

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Life can be busy. We often become so caught up in our work and studies that we’re constantly on the go. And the same is true for Alexander; he’s always busy travelling around the globe attending to his various musical projects. Now is the season to take a deep breath, step back, and value what’s most important in life: spending time with the ones we love.

Alexander said on  NRK Klassisk last week “This Christmas will be a bit special for me because it will be my first Christmas away from my parents and in fact away from Norway.!
–I will be in another country. It’s a bit sad, but it doesn’t matter where you are at Christmas. The most important is to keep together, and that was also the topic today – It’s fun to play music, but much more fun to play together.!
–I will end this with “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”.

“I’ll be Home for Christmas” from the Christmas concerts in 2010.

Read how Alexander and family usually celebrate Christmas here.Skjermbildetest

Calendar project by
Lulu – Mexico, Bita – Canada, Katie – USA,
Anni – UK, Ebba – Sweden, Slavka – Slovakia, Sonya – Russia,
Hilde, Marit, Venche, Tessa, May, Jorunn – Norway


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Alexander Rybak: I’m very happy that I have the strength to accomplish many different projects.

Yesterday, the National Culture Palace,“Ukraine”, held a huge Christmas/New Year show with the participation of many of the best stage stars. During the show, Alexander Rybak gave us an exclusive interview.

- Everyone is waiting for the new year now. Many are summing up this year’s experiences,remembering important events that filled up this year. Tell us, what do you remember the most? 

AR: I remember that I did not forget my inner strength. Because this year, I was invited to participate in many projects in different countries. But for me, the most important ones were my own projects. The projects that were carried out through my own ideas- that is- I had an idea and I fulfilled it.
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21. December -Traditions

“My heart always wanders”

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It is very important to stay true to yearly traditions every Christmas. This includes listening to Christmas music, eating traditional holiday dishes, and spending time with our families. Alexander has performed this beautiful hymn every year ever since his Christmas tour in 2010, and so it has now become a valued tradition to listen to him perform this each year at his concerts.

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Concert performance from the Christmas tour “Stille Natt Hellige Natt”

 

TV performance

 


Calendar project by
Lulu – Mexico, Bita – Canada, Katie – USA,
Anni – UK, Ebba – Sweden, Slavka – Slovakia, Sonya – Russia,
Hilde, Marit, Venche, Tessa, May, Jorunn – Norway


 

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Alexander Rybak – Min Favorittmusikk – NRK Klassisk 11.12.14

The last “My Favourite Music” on NRK Classic with Alexander as host this year. The topic was “interaction and joy”, and he had invited his former principal at Barratt Due Music Institute, Stephan Barratt Due. Quite interesting to listen to the talk between the former student and his former principal.  Alexander must have been quite a student for sure. Enjoy almost two hours with good music and interesting talk. The video has English subs :)

Source: NRK Klassisk

Recorded by May Elisabet Nipen, translation and subs by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett

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