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Alexander Rybak and the TrondheimSolistene in Mandal church 7.9.2018

Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene delivered an impressive musical experience in Mandal Church on Friday night.

Text to picture: Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene had good control of their string instruments in Mandal Church on Friday night.

Source: Lindesnes paper. Published 7.9.2018. Text and photo: Idar Hennestad Lamo.
Found by Ulli C. Translated by TessaLa, Revision by Anni Jowett. 

Despite a disappointing audience attendance, Kai Stoveland, the head organiser of the Musikvenner Mandal, was delighted with Friday’s great event in Mandal church.

– This was absolutely magical, and certainly one of the best we’ve had, he told to Lindesnes (the news paper) right after the concert was finished. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and the TrondheimSolistene in Mandal church 7.9.2018

Alexander Rybak is a real entertainer

Alexander Rybak is a real entertainer who treats his audience just as adroitly as he treats his violin, his crooner-voice and his grand piano.

Text to the picture: Our reviewer is excited about Alexander Rybak’s 10-year anniversary show. .
Source: Aftenposten.no, published 7.6.16. Text: Mona Levin. Photos: Anita S. Andersen

Mona Levin gives Entertainer a  Dice 5

Continue reading Alexander Rybak is a real entertainer

Alexander Rybak – Book review of “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle” in Dagbladet

Musicians seem to succeed better as writers of children’s books than many other celebrities. Alexander Rybak is no exception.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Book review of “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle” in Dagbladet

Alexander Rybak – Enchanted by Trolle

Enchanted by Trolle

It was full house and a signing line far out on the streets when Alexander Rybak was invited to a show during the Children’s Book Festival 2015. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Enchanted by Trolle

Alexander Rybak – book review of “Trolle” in Aftenposten

Alexander writes about an outsider with a fiddle

Material that sparkles with the joy of storytelling.

Underline to the photo:  Alexander has found material for a children’s book in  fiddle playing.

Source: aftenposten.no Published 16.09.2015
Author: Mette Hofsødegård  Photo: Poppe Cornelius Continue reading Alexander Rybak — book review of “Trolle” in Aftenposten

Alexander Rybak on “Filmpolitiet” on NRK P3

Interview on the radio program “Filmpolitiet” on NRK radio P3 about giving the voice to the main character, and his contribution to the soundtrack with his new song “Into a Fantasy” for DreamWorks Animation’s movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”.

Recorded by Hilde M. Translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak – Cover version of “Smooth Escape” by Simone Eriksrud

– “The guy is a firework of a performer, and I loved that version. I had hoped that he would do it “Fairytale”-like, and it was exactly what he did. I was blessed afterwards”- says Simone to TV 2 (transl. by Anni Jowett) 

REVIEWS:

(Translation by Hilde M.)

 VG.no by Stein Østbø – Dice 3

Alexander tries to transform 90’s funk into folk music, and that is not an easy task. Alexander only manages half-way. His interpretation does not meet the promise of the sweeping violin intro. But, he sings very well and gives the song a touch of classic Rybak optimism.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak – Cover version of “Smooth Escape” by Simone Eriksrud

Article about Alexander Rybak’s Day in HGVM

Article published in Side2.no on  15.03.2014

Author: Vibeke Johnsen

Found by Venche M. Eanglish translation by Laila S.H. English revising by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak is tonight’s host of "Hver Gang Vi Møtes". Photo: TV2

“You could have got me to the altar now”

– I am not easily touched,- Alexander Rybak said in “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”. But the best interpretation of the night touched everyone.

This song was written during a time when I still trusted blindly in people,- Alexander Rybak said in tonight’s “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”. And it was Sigvart Dagsland who touched and surprised the most when he in tonight’s program had rewritten the ballad “13 Horses” in Norwegian.

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s Day in HGVM

Alexander Rybak – Cover version of “Strange Little Bird” by Anneli Drecker

Anneli Drecker:Beautifully played and a wonderful performance.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak – Cover version of “Strange Little Bird” by Anneli Drecker

Video: Alexander Rybak in “Ringvaade”, Estonian TV. 18.1.2013

Alexander was a guest of popular news program “Ringvaade” (Review) on Estonian TV, where he told about his new song “Leave me alone”, and about his future plans as a composer. He is visiting Estonia these days due to the concert he gives in night-club “Teater” on 19.01.2013.

Recordng by Venche M. English translation by Anglesina Est.

“From Fairytale to Christmas music”. Review. Dec.22nd 2012

Review published on www.uriks.no 22.12.12 . Link to original article here

Written by Maria Ludvigsen.

Found by Tessa Lande. Translation by Marianne Saietz. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

Alexander Rybak – “Christmas Tales”

From Fairytale to Christmas music

Most of us know Alexander Rybak best as the boy, who brought home the gold in the Eurovision Song Contest. Some have also seen him in the talent-competition “Idol” and we have all, in some way or another, heard the song Fairytale. Now, he has put together a Christmas album, which has got the title “Christmas Tales”.

I for my part, got more than enough of this man in the Fairytale-time, but will try the best I can to review the album objective and with an open mind. My first thought about the album is that it is very much in Rybak-style and easy to recognize. It is clear that he has managed, to put his own touch to well-known Christmas songs.

Continue reading “From Fairytale to Christmas music”. Review. Dec.22nd 2012

Had picture taken with their idol Alexander Rybak 22.12.2012

Alexander Rybak Juleturne
A little embarrassing:  For Selina (10) and Anea Bråten(8), it was a little embarrassing, but very fun, to have their picture taken with their hero Alexander Rybak. They had a nice evening at the concert and would like to return once again.

Had picture taken with their idol

 Delighted Sarpsborg girls got to meet Alexander Rybak after the Christmas concert.


Source: Paper issue of Sarpsborg Arbeiderbladet 22.12.2012.
Author:  Marie Kingsrød. Photos by Vetle Grannath Magelssen

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Laila Solum Hansen. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn

Selina (10) and Anea Bråten (8) did not want to go to the Christmas concert. But that was before they heard that Alexander Rybak was coming.

-It was kind of strange to see him in person, since I have only ever seen him on TV, says Selina, who together with her sister was very pleased when, after the Christmas concert ‘Silent Night Holy Night’ in Tune church, had their picture with Rybak.
-He is very clever, and the concert was good. I have liked him for a long time. I didn’t want to go to the Christmas concert actually, but then Mom told me that Rybak was coming, Selina smiles.
In spite of the happiness she thought it was a little embarrassing to meet the star violinist.
-But it wasn’t scary. He was very kind,  the 10 year old says.

Continue reading Had picture taken with their idol Alexander Rybak 22.12.2012

Article: “New Year’s Tales” of Alexander Rybak. Review of Christmas album in the Russian newspaper. 18.12.2012

Published on  www.vmdaily.ru – the web-site of Moscow daily evening newspaper “Вечерняя Москва” (“Evening’s Moscow”), 18.12. 2012.

Link to the original article here. Written by Ilija Marshak.

Found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

The Norwegian singer Alexander Rybak became known after performing at the Eurovision Song Contest-2009 with the song “Fairytale”. Photo by Michael Sadchikov-junior.

“New Year’s Tales” of Alexander Rybak.

After having performed with the unforgettable song “Fairytale” at “Eurovision-2009”, Alexander Rybak has won not only the competition but also the winning ticket to his bright creative future.

Since then the creativity of this guy – no matter what he did – resonates with the audience.

That happened also with the last album of the 26 year-singer, which consists entirely of traditional Christmas and New Year’s songs. The hits of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, “Let it Snow” and “Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer” – all this acquires the new tone thanks to the fine taste of Rybak who once again put emphasis on violin and keyboards. Regarding sound, the album is maximally close to the music of the Christmas Masterpieces of Disney’s studios and the main highlight is the violin of course, because of that Rybak became famous in 2009. Since then the artist has recorded several songs in Russian, two albums in English and the one in Norwegian (*actually in Swedish – comment of facebookies.org).

After having realized the demand in the western market, the musician decided to return to the English language in which all 12 tracks are performed. Listening to him you are realizing that the singer obviously prefers to go down the “for a long time, already beaten path”, however he only benefits from this – the new album of Rybak is nice to listen to from the beginning to the end. Unfortunately there will be no concerts in Moscow as a part of the tour to support the album – the musician decided not to go beyond several halls in his native Norway.

Article: “Charming in big shoes”. Review of Christmas album. Dec.13th 2012

Published on www.oa.no 13.12. 2012. Link to the original article here

Written by Frode Hermanrud

Found by Tessa Lande. Translation by Venche Mellemstrand. English revision by Katie Anderson

Charming in big shoes

Alexander Rybak: “Christmas tales”

Dice 4 ( of 6 )

It is not rare, that the sound of Christmas is the sound of cash registers and clinking coins, performed by artists who see their chance to supplement their income by doing some quick Christmas concerts and/or releasing a Christmas album. Christmas albums can be both pleasant, annoying, and cozy, but rarely particularly important.

Alexander Rybak is sailing on a wave of success, talent, and a youthful belief in his own excellence, so it is not strange that he should also record a Christmas album! On “Christmas Tales” Rybak resorted to the oldest trick in the book for a Christmas album, which is to surf on the crooner-wave.

Continue reading Article: “Charming in big shoes”. Review of Christmas album. Dec.13th 2012

Review of Alexander Rybak’s album “Christmas tales” from Canadian website

Article published on www.musikuniverse.net. Link to original article in French here.

Written by  Marc Desgagné

English translation by Marion Delafoy-Martin

In 2012, Alexander Rybak, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest  2009, gave us his first Christmas album, “Christmas Tales”. You already know the vast majority, if not all, of the songs that are on this album. However, Rybak became known with his singing and his violin, and there is no exception on a title such as “Let It Snow”. Piano and the rest of the music are well done.

Thereafter, you cannot reinvent the classics, including “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. Whether it is Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, they forged the strength of this song and its history. This is probably why the version of Rybak is perfect for a new generation and it offers a younger voice, which has a potential for years to come. On “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” the female voice makes us relive our nostalgic moments of Christmas and Rybak’s violin gives it a special touch.

Continue reading Review of Alexander Rybak’s album “Christmas tales” from Canadian website

Article: “Sang for a fully packed church”. Dec.10th 2012

Article published in the paper-issue of Smaalenenes avis 10.12.2012

Written by Astrid Helen Holm

Found by and picture-scans by Ida Brøske Kleven. Translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson

Star Team: Alexander Rybak (left), Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen provided the pre-Christmas mood in Eidsberg church with “Strømmestiftelsens” pre-Christmas concert.

Sang for a fully packed church

Tearful and welcome pre-Christmas tradition in Eidsberg Church.

Crowded bench rows and an audience moved to tears, testified that the 25 year old Christmas concert, “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” is a welcome pre-Christmas tradition to many people.
Alexander Rybak, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen, Marian Aas Hansen and Rune Larsen. It was the real team of star artists that Saturday afternoon,  that made people attend the musical experience experience in Eidsberg church.

Continue reading Article: “Sang for a fully packed church”. Dec.10th 2012

Here are the Christmas albums you don’t want to miss! 06.12.2012

Here are the Christmas albums you don’t want to miss!

Steven Curtis Chapman, Alexander Rybak and Gaither are all giving us a taste of an American-inspired Christmas, but Norwegian treats are also to be found among the Christmas-albums of this year.

Continue reading Here are the Christmas albums you don’t want to miss! 06.12.2012

Article: 2 Reviews of “Christmas tales”. Nov.30th – Dec.4th 2012

Article published on www.side3.no 4.12.2012.

Written by Tor Hammerø. Link to original article here

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Mary-Ann Hansson.

 

Alexander Rybak – Christmas tales

                                        

Alexander Rybak – Christmas tales

Grappa/Music co-operators

In a way it is not surprising,  Alexander Rybak takes on a bunch of the American ”pop”- Christmas songs. He has told us, both verbally and musically, that part of his heritage is from a tradition, which the gentlemen Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra helped to establish. This means we are served quite american versions of, among others, “The Christmas Song”, “Winter Wonderland”, “Let it Snow”, “I’ll be home for Christmas” and “Silent Night” with Rybak on both violin and vocals. The wrapping includes everything from big band to a lot of strings and good vocal help from the group Pust and I don’t doubt for one second, that Rybak is sincere about this.

Dice: 4 ( of 6 )

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Article published on www.aftenbladet.no 30.11.2012.

Written by Kine Hult. Link to original article with Spotify-links here

Found by Marit Olavsdatter. Translation by Venche Mellemstrand. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Cozy fiddle Christmas

 Alexander Rybak, Christmas tales

Norwegian Grand Prix winners have done well in the Christmas- album business before, so it is probably only fair that a Rybak variant came along too. It is, not unexpectedly, the fiddle-playing that makes this album stand out a little,  from the now-overflowing basket of mediocre popversions of “played- to- death”- songs.

Rybak has a warm and charming style, and he never tries to “invent the traditions” of Christmas again.

Best track: “Let it snow”.

Dice: 4 ( of 6 )

 

“Alexander Rybak – the new Christmas star”. Review of the concert in Kirkelandet church (Kristiansund)

Article in the paper issue of Tidens Krav, published on 29.11.12

Text and pictures: Eilif Odde  and Trygve Strand

Beautiful: Great atmosphere throughout the whole concert with Alexander Rybak (from left), Mariann Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen.

Found by Tessa Lande and Venche M. Englihs translation by Hilde M. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

The new Christmas star

For 25 years, the “Silent Night, Holy Night” have toured Norway in the weeks before Christmas. With Alexander Rybak joining the team, it is quite possible they can stay on for another 25 years.

For the second time in three days, Kirkelandet church in Kristiansund was completely fully seated because of a touring pre-Christmas concert. On Sunday it was Hanne Krogh and her three tenors that was in action, yesterday we heard the more traditional “Silent Night, Holy Night,” that this year had grown from a quartet to a quintet.

Continue reading “Alexander Rybak — the new Christmas star”. Review of the concert in Kirkelandet church (Kristiansund)

Review of the new Alexander’s album “Christmas Tales”. VG, Nov. 25th 2012

From paper issue of VG from 25.11.12. Internet version here.

Written by Stein Østbø.

Found by Venche Mellemstrand. Translated to English by Tessa La. English revision by Katie Anderson.

 

 The Christmas Album: jazz
Alexander Rybak
“Christmas Tales”
(Grappa)

Sober, but somewhat predictable choice.

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” is Alexander Rybak’s sonorous start on this CD, and the warm atmosphere of Mel Torn’s “The Christmas Song” runs through Rybak’s Christmas album with a heartwarming theme, where his two own new Christmas songs fit in with the rest.

Beyond this, the repertoire is really quite predictable and interpreted to death, but with Rybak and partners tapping into what might have been just another Christmas album with all the old American hits, through fine and soft string arrangements. Rybak himself has the same correct hesitation in his voice, making “Christmas Tales” into a Christmas album that will be a nice complement to the increasingly large family of Christmas albums.

Best song: “The Christmas Song”.

Stein Østbø

Article+Video: Review of the Concert in Partille. Oct.18th 2012

Article published on www.partille.se  19.10. 2012

Text and photo: Maria Dahl and Louise Bång. Link to original article here

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Ingegerd Claesson. English revision by Katie Anderson

Rybak and music students gave an impressive concert

After a two day workshop with Alexander Rybak, the culture schools from Alingsås, Lerum and Partille gave a very highly acclaimed concert with this musical hero on Thursday, October 18th

Family, friends and Rybak fans

The main stage at Kulturum (a culture center) was filled with 70 dedicated and talented youths and the audience filled the hall to capacity. There were parents, grandparents, siblings and music-lovers in general, and even Rybak fans from out of town.

Continue reading Article+Video: Review of the Concert in Partille. Oct.18th 2012

Article: ” Trio with a punch”. Review of Showconcert – Tønsberg. July 6th 2012

 Article published on www.vg.no 6.7.2012.  Link to original article here

Written by Borghild Maaland. Photo: Alf Øystein Støtvig/VG

Found by Sonya Luzina. Translation by Hildebjørg Ha. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Photo: Trio with a punch. Elisabeth Andreassen has been joined by the young guys Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen in a show that swings. 

A trio with a punch

 TØNSBERG (VG) It swings with fairytales and musical Kindereggs in this summery concert-show, which has a good flow with it´s entertaining tone. 

 Where: Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg
Bettan, Alexander & Didrik
Regi: Tom Sterri
With: Elisabeth Andreassen,
Alexander Rybak, Didrik Solli-Tangen.
Bandleader: Øystein Lund Olafsen

Together,  Bettan, Alexander and Didrik possess a wide range of musical talent, and they have the ability to convey it. With a helping hand from the director, Tom Sterri, they have put together a bundle of songs that reflect their diverse skills. In addition to their own material, they have found room for various genres in popular music and also classical music.

Continue reading Article: ” Trio with a punch”. Review of Showconcert — Tønsberg. July 6th 2012

2 Articles: Reviews of the concert at Bærum Culturehouse April 14th 2012

1. Rybak charmed at Sandvika

Article published on www.budstikka.no 14.4.2012.

Written by Olav Brekke Mathisen. Photos by Ulf Hansen. Link to original article here.

Found by Laila Ulvseth. Translation by Marianne Saietz

Photo: Big charmer and Young Strings: Alexander Rybak, the Vivaldiorchestra and Bærum Young Strings, celebrated the 80-years anniversaryconcert of the last mentioned at Bærum Culturehouse Saturday evening. ( Ulf Hansen )

Rybak charmed at Sandvika

Alexander Rybak , Bærum Young Strings and the Vivaldi-orchestra together at the Culturehouse.

” Let me show you, what we are doing at Barrat Due”  – Alexander Rybak said and took off with “The bee” by Francois Schubert, at great pleasure from the audience. At Bærum Culturehouse, it was full house up to the galleries, when MGP-winner Rybak, the Vivaldiorchestra and Bærum Young Strings were together at stage.

Continue reading 2 Articles: Reviews of the concert at Bærum Culturehouse April 14th 2012

“Warm winter pictures”. Article in “Tidens Krav” 9.12.2011

An article from “Tidens Krav” paper issue of 9th December, 2011. Journalist : Haldis Gundersen

Found by Kjell Arild Tiltnes.
Translated by Tessa Lande. English Revision by Anni Jowett

WARM WINTER PICTURES

Frei Church was packed when an actor, a fiddler and a singer from the highest division in each genre were on stage Wednesday night.

Dennis Storhøi, Alexander Rybak and Anne Vada are each alone worth the ticket, so the expectations were high. And were they met? Oh yeah, it was a beautiful, evocative and enjoyable session.
The show is called “Vinterbilder”, which combines the stories and Christmas songs with everyday humour and warmth, sincerity and tradition of good mix. “Julekveldsvisa” and “Mitt hjerte alltid vanker” in perfect harmony. There was something for everyone, and everything was fun and deliciously performed.

Continue reading “Warm winter pictures”. Article in “Tidens Krav” 9.12.2011

Review about concert with Alexander Rybak in Selje, 19.11.2011

 

Article from the local newspaper, published on November 24, 2011.

Found and scanned by Tessa Lande, translated by Laila S.H.

All photos: Svanhild Wide Valley

Rybak charmed

Alexander Rybak playing together with local cultural forces in Selje municipality, showed itself to be the recipe for success. One of the highlights came when Rybak accompagnied the local troubadour Bjørn Inge Berge on the county- top hit “Komme det som komme må” (Come what may)

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“You are most welcome to talk between the numbers. So I won’t have to talk all the time”,- joked Alexander Rybak from the stage and set the mood for a good tone with the audience.

Continue reading Review about concert with Alexander Rybak in Selje, 19.11.2011

Two reviews about concert of families Rybak and Stanghelle in Bergen on 2.9.11

Greek language mirror of this posting  you can find by clicking here

Review of the concert from http://www.nordhordland.no/puls/article5721428.ece

Rybak show lifted the roof.

Written by: Arthur Kleiveland 03.09.201

Translation by Hilde M.

Alexander Rybak flirted with the audience and presented a musical show of great variety together with his family and “3 generations” from the Stanghelle family.

The concert at Frekhaug friday night – arranged by Musikkens Venner and Knarvikmila -was a firework where the Eurovision Winner was in the center. He flirted with the audience and made very good contact with the people in the hall.

Continue reading Two reviews about concert of families Rybak and Stanghelle in Bergen on 2.9.11

Review about Alexander Rybak’s concert with Vivaldi Orchestra, 20.05.2011.

Link to original article: http://www.groruddalen.no/klassisk-paa-rommen.4923198-77747.html

Translation by Laila Solum Hansen

Classical at Rommen

Written by Øystein Kielland

Alexander Rybak and the Vivaldi Orchestra invited Groruddalen to concert at Rommen Scene Friday evening.

This was the a performance by youths. – The Vivaldi orchestra is conducted by Igor Rybak. His son Alexander has served his time in the orchestra. Now they were together again – at Rommen Scene.

Alexander expressed his happiness for so many to have found their way to the concert, to support the young people so they could develop. To laughter from the audience. Because this was impressing from start to finish.

Continue reading Review about Alexander Rybak’s concert with Vivaldi Orchestra, 20.05.2011.

Good article about Alexander from Vietnam (DatViet news portal, 3.1.2011)

Found by Yannis P. Thanks to Chu Thuy Van Huyen for the translation!

Original text:

http://www.baodatviet.vn/Home/vanhoa/Tieng-vi-cam-me-hoac-cua-chang-nhac-si-tre/20111/125928.datviet

The song “Song from secret garden” has long ended, but the room is dead silent. Hidden somewhere, everyone’s minds still linger the sound of a passionate, mentoring violin played by a 24–year-old Alexander Rybak. It makes people not want to break the atmosphere by the endless applause.

A full of enchanting violin.

Alexander Rybak ‘s musical path started when he was 5 years old. His family moved to Oslo, Norway when he was 3. Alexander’s parents, Natasha and Ignor are all trained musicians. So, it came so naturally for them to teach their son playing violin and piano. After a while, the young musician had to decide among two music equipment to pursuit, and Rybak picked violin. The young boy still keeps playing piano as a hobby. Since age of 5, Rybak has played violin on stage, and his talent is widely recognized. Alexander was immediately admitted to the Academy Barrat Due. At the age of 10, he met many young talent musicians like he is, and suddenly realized that he is not the only unique child that can play music amazingly.

Continue reading Good article about Alexander from Vietnam (DatViet news portal, 3.1.2011)

Polish review 5.01.2011

Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva

Found by Yannis Papadopoulos

Original Text

Alexander Rybak is back crossing all borders.

Rafał Grząślewicz

Rating: 4,5 of 5.

Alexander Rybak is a singer with Belarusian roots who lives in Norway. Just over a year ago nobody heard of his existence but today he is famous. The first Rybak’s album hit the bull’s-eye, and what about the second one?

Europe has heard about Alexander in May 2009 when he had won Eurovision Song Contest Moscow 2009 in grand style. No one has yet got such number of achievements at Eurovision. Rybak gained 387 points. Almost all radio stations played the victorious “Fairytale”, and his debut album sold like hot cakes. The huge success of the first album (in Poland, was certified gold) resulted in release of the next album which Polish premiere took place on 27 August 2010. CD entitled “No Boundaries” was earlier released of course in Norway. Like “Fairytales”, “No Boundaries” was issued by EMI Music.

Continue reading Polish review 5.01.2011

A review of “No Boundaries” from Slovakia

Alexander Rybak – No Boundaries

Source: music.server.sk 26. 10. 2010

Found and translated by Danka Čolláková.

Probably the sweetest Norwegian on the globe is back. We met him in May 2009 when he won Eurosong and in the history of the competition he enrolled with a record number of points. At that time, however, he had consecutive appearances in theatrical performances in Fiddler on the Roof, Operahouse in Oslo, and the Norwegian received the highest theater award. Such a big prize, at such a young age? No wonder. Alex grew up in a family of musicians – his mother played the violin, and the father is a pianist (sic)* and after the family moved from Belarus to Norway, young Alex Rybak started the music fully.

Continue reading A review of “No Boundaries” from Slovakia

The Nordic Chamber Orchestra concert, Sweden. Oct.8th 2010

TRANSLATORS NOTE: DUE TO LAZINESS AND FATIGUE, I DID NOT TRANSLATE ALL OF THE SWEDISH TEXTS.

I TRIED TO TRANSLATE THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS.I APOLOGIZE!

Marianne Mata Hari Saietz

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1) ” Anniversary- Concert of the highest quality” – Published Oct.9th 2010 on Dagbladet.se

Link to the original article:

http://dagbladet.se/kulturnoje/scen/1.2398717-jubileumskonsert-av-hogsta-kvalitet

Picture-text: The Fiddle-hobbit. The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, gave body and soul to the expression ” Joy of playing”, when he performed with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra. Foto: Therése Ny Continue reading The Nordic Chamber Orchestra concert, Sweden. Oct.8th 2010

Great review of Alexander & Bettan’s show in Tønsberg on 28.07.10

Link to the original article: http://tb.no/kultur/nok-et-blinkskudd-1.5492789

English translation by Tessa La

A SUCCESS

The summer is ending,that is a fact, and last night last summer show had premiere at the Hotel Klubben. The two fiddlers Elisabeth Andreassen and Alexander Rybak had bet on a date to the stage that already has had three great shows to show off. Their show “Spellemenn” fits well into the rank of shows. First there was the Great Garlic Girls, then Kristian Valen, and then Lill-Babs on a quick visit. There is no doubt that Hotel Klubben is the winner as Tønsberg’s show venues this summer. The completion with Bettan & Rybak was tremendous.

The oldest was allowed to open the ball, of course. Bettan began with the beautiful melody of her countrymen Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, “Klinga mina klockor. Here she really demonstrated her enormous rhythmic security, and scope of the voice. Has she really sung better than what she was doing that night? Continue reading Great review of Alexander & Bettan’s show in Tønsberg on 28.07.10