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:
Alexander has posted about Valentine’s Day several times, and also given interviews about it. Below you’ll find two earlier interviews, and also his Valentine’s Day posts on Facebook back to 2012. And of course the music video “Strela Amura” “Cupid’s Arrow”. Have a great day 🙂 Continue reading Alexander Rybak about Valentine’s Day→
Gaute Ormåsen on vocal, Alexander on violin and Oslo Soul Children as choir in the the new championship song for Biathlon WC 2016. The song is called “Miracles”, and will be performed live at the opening show 2nd of March in Oslo, Norway at Universitetsplassen, Medal Plaza, Oslo.
The show starts at 19.45 cet and will be streamed live on NRK.no
Alexander Rybak author debuts with an outcast troll and a magic fiddle.
“– This is not far from the reality.”
Source: db.no , published 12.06.15 Author: Pål Nordseth Photo Benjamin A. Ward and Cappelen Damm. Translated by TessaLa, Revision by Bita J.
“Trolle og den magiske fela,” Alexander Rybak’s author debut, will be released in September. It is a semi-autobiographical children’s book about a lonely and outcast troll with a musical instrument that has the ability to completely bewitch its audience, and this becomes a curse for the owner. Continue reading Alexander Rybak debuts as author→
Last year when Alexander was in Moscow, he promised that next time he would come, he would have a new Russian song ready 🙂 And he kept his promise.
Thursday Alexander finished the recording of the last “One to One” show, and he is still in Moscow recording the music video for his new Russian song called “Kotik” (“Kitten”). Here you can see a few pictures from the shooting, and there is a link to many more 🙂 Continue reading New Russian song “Kotik” and music video soon!→
Alexander Rybak visits his dancer friends and will change his image in Lithuania
Source: balsas.lt publihsed 16.01.15 Found by Sonya Luzina, translated by Erika Erikutia, revised by Anni Jowett
On Friday Alexander Rybak, the winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, is coming to Lithuania from faraway Qatar, where he gave an impressive performance. In the provisional capital the performer will have a concert and the Norwegian of Belarusian origin also has organised a secret visit in Vilnius, about which he refuses to tell.
Alexander will take part in the 3rd season of the popular Russian TV show “One to One”, which will be broadcast on the TV-channel “Russia 1”! The show starts on February 8. It will be aired on Sundays at 13:00 CET. And it’s possible to watch it online here
“One to One” is the Russian version of the international interactive reality TV show “Your Face Sounds Familiar”, which has become a big hit on TV for the last two years. This is a show of transformations, whose participants will impersonate legendary artists of the past and present and perform their most iconic hits live on stage.
THE CONCERT IN NASHVILLE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FALL.
On January 25th, 2015 Alexander is participating in The House That Music Built, a benefit concert to support Habitat For Humanity of Greater Nashville. He will be appearing alongside a choir of over 250 people, a full orchestra, and local and international artists. Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the belief that every person should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.
It’s always a pleasure to have him stateside (pictured above with Solveig Leithaug during their concert in Nashville last year), and this is a great opportunity to experience a varied evening of musical stylings and support a worthy cause. Tickets can be purchased here.
Alexander has joined the multi channel network at the Norwegian company Nordic Screens. The network contains more than 100 YouTube channels and have more than 3 millions views pr month.
When YouTube started up in 2005, the music business was sceptical because of the free access to music. Since then YouTube has been one of the most important online platforms for artists to spread their music.
Alexander says that YouTube has been a big help in his career, and that he sees his YouTube channel as his one radio channel, where he can upload his music and reach his fans worldwide.
You can subscribe to his YT-channel, and you don’t need to have your own YT-channel to do that. Just click on the link below. https://www.youtube.com/user/AlexanderRybakVideo
In the video below Alexander talks about YouTube and his collaboration with Nordic Screen.
The video has English subs by Nordic Screens, revised by Katie Anderson. Russian translation by Sonya Luzina, German by Susanne Berlin, Spanish by Lulu Barcelo, Vietnamese by Bôi-Dung Trân and Portuguese by Ana Bruna Soares.
From 5th to the 19th of January you can nominate your favourites for the “Gullsnutten” Awards.
Alexander will automaticly be nominated in the category “YouTuber”. We can nominate him two further more categories, the music-channel of the year and the YouTube clip of the year.
In 2014 Alexander uploaded 8 videos to his YT- channel. Three songs from Christmas Tales (audio), What I Long For, Accent (audio), his new aria “I dine Hender”, The DreamWorks soundtrack “Into a Fantasy” and the Q&A video. You will find the URL-link to them all here:
Here is an overview of what Alexander did in 2015 that we know of and is official. Where we have videos, pictures or interviews related to the events, you can click on the words in THIS COLOR to watch/read about it. The list is not yet complete, and we have only finished January and February with links so far. But the work will continue 🙂
Dear readers, as this year comes to an end today, it’s the perfect time to remember what it has brought to us. We asked Alexander Rybak fans what were the most cherished moments from 2014, and we publish the answers as a tribute to the passing year. Happy New Year…
Cover photo by Fleur Uiting photography
So it´s almost 2015 and like last year we are collecting “Cherished fiddler moments from 2014». So if you have some favorite videos, photos, experiences or anything else from 2014 that you would like to share, your contribution will be very welcome.
The intention is to make a posting here on Alexander Rybak International Fansite on New Years Eve to show a bit of 2014 as the individual fans have experienced it. And it will be nice if you include your first name and country. Post your contribution in comment to this post. Everyone is welcome to participate until December 30 20:00 CET
Milki got 4 th place in Eurofest in Belarus. They came 2nd in televoting though. We´re sorry they did not make it to Vienna. We think Eurovision 2015 lost an attraction. We surely liked the idea behind the song. If Belarus don´t change their minds this year it will be the winner Uzari & Maimuna — “Time” that represents them.
Tomorrow, Friday 26th, is the final in Eurofest 2015, the national selection of Belarus’ song for Eurovision 2015. MILKI and “Accent” has got a lot of attention and seems to have good chances to win and get the ticket to Vienna.
Support MILKI by following them on Facebook, Instagram and vKontake, and watch the music video and Eurofest post cards on Youtube. You’ll find all the info here. There you also will find interviews and articles.
Alexander and MILKI preparing for Eurofest 2014 in Belarus, a lovely postcard video. Watch the girls get their fortune read. Will they make it to Vienna and Eurovison 2015? The video has subtitles in English.
“I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams”
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. Continue reading 22. December: Heading home for Christmas→
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.
Concert performance from the Christmas tour “Stille Natt Hellige Natt”
Calendar project by
Lulu – Mexico, Bita – Canada, Katie – USA,
Anni – UK, Ebba – Sweden, Slavka – Slovakia, Sonya – Russia,
Hilde, Marit, Venche, Tessa, May, Jorunn – Norway
After over 25 years on the road, one could safely say, that “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt” Christmas tour has become a tenacious tradition. But this is what Christmas is like, we enjoy doing the same things over and over again any many of the audience also show up faithfully year after year.
“Classical music isn’t that many steps from Rock’n Roll”
Winters can be harsh, icy and cold (especially in Norway!), but it’s your loved ones who can bring back the warmth into the season.
What better way then to express the essence of winter’s soul than through music? Alexander does just this in the following video, where he performs Vivaldi – “Winter”, from his 2010 tour “Swinging Home for Christmas”. Continue reading 18. December : A Classic Winter→
“Never stop dreaming of big things. Never forget to enjoy small things.”
Being able to enjoy the beauty in simplicity and reverence is a gift.
We wish for you to enjoy the simplicity in this interpretation of a classic Christmas piece. Continue reading 16.December — Never Stop Dreaming→
“I denne søte juletid” is a traditional tune with lyrics by Hans Adolph Brorson (1694-1764). The title means “In this sweet Christmas-time” Alexander presented this piece on the 2011 Christmas tour “Vinter bilder”
Now, we are a few days into December. One thing I absolutely love about the winter is the snow! You can go skiing, ice-skating, have snowball fights, building snow-forts, snow-angels and build castles made of snow. Then go inside and drink something warm. I hope you’re enjoying the calendar and the winter so far. Continue reading 11. December — All made out of snow…→
Christmas is mostly a time for joy, but it can also bring back feelings of sadness. Perhaps you miss a somebody, or just feel lonely. Here’s an interesting video of Alexander singing about a “Blue Christmas” due to the absence of a loved one, from his “Swinging home for Christmas” tour in 2010. Continue reading 9. December — Blue Christmas→