Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. As well as being the 30th anniversary of the death of probably the world’s most eminent dancer, 2017 is also the 70th anniversary of Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Co-founded by this exceptional artist in 1947, the chain now boasts 170 franchised studios around the world.
For this album Rainer C. Regatschnig, Wolfgang Lohr and Justin Fidèle teamed up in order to explore how the original songs of Fred Astaire would sound with a contemporary arrangement and sung by some of the most energetic and still sensitive singers of nowadays.
Click on this picture for the audio-overwiev with extracts from the tracks:
Superbarna is nominated for Spellemann Award (Norwegian Grammy) 2016, and Alexander Rybak plays on the album 🙂
Superbarna’s album “Hipp Hurra” is nominated for Spellemann Award 2016 in the category “Childrens music”. The show is broadcast on Norwegian TV NRK Saturday 28.1.2017, starting at kl 20.55 CET.
Kan also be watched online on nrk.no, but probably not from abroad.
Alexander’s version of the song “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” – Music video and lyrics in several languages.
“Just a Closer Walk with Thee” is a traditional gospel song. The song is perhaps the most frequently played number in the hymn and dirge section of traditional New Orleans jazz funerals. The title and lyrics of the song allude to the Biblical passage from 2 Corinthians 5:7 which states, “We walk by faith, not by sight” and James 4:8, “Come near to God and he will come near to you.” Continue reading Just a Closer Walk with Thee — video and lyrics→
A happy love song dedicated to his girlfriend Julie. The music video of “I Came to Love You” is made in Rhodes late May 2016. Pictures from the shooting you’ll find HERE. And the observant might have noticed that his signature, the violin, is not present this time. You’ll find translation of the lyrics in several languages below the video. Continue reading I Came to Love You — Music video and lyrics→
Alexander Rybak has together with Svein Gundersen composed the music to the game “Little Grey Fergie Saves the Day” for phones and IPad.
The little tractor Fergie (original name is Gråtass) is a Norwegian children figure created by Fantasi-Fabrikken A/S (The Fantasy Factory) in Tønsberg i 1995. The figure is a “living”, grey tractor of the type Ferguson TE20 with two black “eyes” as lights. The Norwegian name “Gråtass” was a well-known nickname for this popular type of tractor in Norway.
Little Grey FergieSaves the Day is a complete farm adventure where you can build your dream farm together with Fergie the little tractor! They speak English in the game. Suitable for all from 4 years and up. Read more about the game HERE.
Link to download the game :
The game will also be released in Sami, German and Russia later in 2016.
Fantastic music made by the internationally acclaimed musician and composer Alexander Rybak together with Svein Gundersen puts you in a farming mood
In the trailer below you can hear a short piece of the music. 🙂
“Venner” (Friends) is a song from Alexander Rybak’s children’s audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” (Trolle and the Magic Fiddle). The music from the book is now also out on CD. You can listen to, buy and download the songs from the album HERE
“Du Bare Du” (You Only You) is a song from Alexander’s book “Trolle and The Magic Fiddle”. The song is performed by Pernille Hogstad Stene who gives voice to Alva, Trolle’s good friend. Alexander plays the lovely violin parts 🙂
Below the video you’ll find the lyrics in Norwegian, Russian, German, Spanish, English and Polish. More languages will follow. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Pernille Hogstad Stene — “Du Bare Du” with lyrics→
Alexander Rybak has released a new song “Blant Fjell” (Among Mountains”. This is a song from the CD that follows his upcoming Norwegian audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” (Trolle and the magic fiddle).
Download “Blant Fjell” from Klicktrack Music Store here. You can download it in both Mp3 and CD (Flac) quality. From iTunes here
The audiobook will be released September 19th, and can be ordered from Tanum.no (Norway only) and worldwide from Haugenbok.no. You can pre-order it already now 🙂
If you have Spotify, you can listen to the song here:
Alexander Rybak has released his first Russian composition, the song “Kotik”, which translated to English means “Kitten”. The song can be downloaded and listened to on world wide streaming services. Here are some links 🙂
Alexander Rybak’s first Russian song project “Kotik” (Kitten). The music video was made in the beginning of May 2015 in Moscow. Below the video you’ll find the lyrics in English, Russian (transliteration), Azerbadijani, Spanish, Turkish, Czech, Slovakian, Polish, Vietnamese and Hungarian. 🙂
Director: Rustam Romanov
Music: Alexander Rybak
Lyrics: Alexander Rybak & Yaroslav Rakitin
I decided a long time ago that I’ll never fall in love again
But then you appeared, my kitten-kitten-kitten-kitten
I was independent, but now it’s so boring without you
You break my heart, you play with my soul
And I don’t mind, let people laugh at me
But as soon as I fall asleep, my bunny-bunny-bunny
You’re right here, and I grow wings on my back
And flying above the ground, I’m dreaming only about one thing
2014 will soon be over and we are summing up the new music released through the year where Alexander has taken part as composer, lyrics writer or performer. And we counted 24 new ones from 2014, not bad. Some songs are released worldwide, some only in Norway and some only as official videos on youtube so far. This is just a listing of the songs, click the links for more info on each song.
A perfect listen for the upcoming holiday season. Christmas Tales, Alexander Rybak´s album released in November 2012. The album contains songs from the American Christmas tradition spiced up with Alexander´s arrangements and violin with a jazzy twist. Included are also two original songs by Alexander «Tell Me When» and «Presents». Listen or buy from the links below.
Links to buy physical copies worldwide, click the logos
Stream or download here.
Below are some links to articles from 2012 about Alexanders Christmas album and his Christmas traditions.
“Still Here” amazingly performed by Franklin Calleja and composed by Alexander Rybak, is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.com. Click on the icons below and you are directed to the actual websites.
Alexander’s new song “Into a Fantasy”, one of the soundtracks from the animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” from DreamWorks, can be can be downloaded from iTunes, Spotify , GooglePlay and Deezer in many countries.
The audio CD can be pre-ordered at several Amazon online shops and also at Platekompaniet.no (Norway). Below you find links to the Amazon online shops and Platekompaniet. The release date is the 16th of June, unless Amazon.de who has the release date of the 25th of July. The songs are available at Amazon digitally from the same dates.
In Norway you can pre-order the Audio CD now on Platekompaniet.no , or buy the CD in one of their shops when it is released the 16th of June. Check this list to see if you have one of their shops nearby you : Platekompaniet
Last summer Alexander has took part in recording of one of the Marija Šerifovic’s new songs. The song is called “Gorka hrabrost” and it is included in her new album “Hrabro”. Alexander accompanies Marija with violin. Two days ago this album was released.
Music: S. M. Mare. Lyrics: M. Tucakovic. Arr: S. M. Mare
Odlazim , zbogom ludi decace
Tuge se izjednace kad tad
Odlazim , ja ti necu faliti
Ni ja necu zaliti za sad
A bices mi uvek svaka druga rec
Svaka prva misao , znam to