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Alexander Rybak – Min Favorittmusikk on NRK Klassisk 13.11.2014

Thursday 13.11.2014 Alexander again was the host in the Norwegian classical radio programme “My Favourite Music” on NRK Classic.

The topic of the day was  LOVE, and maybe we should follow his advice about just listening to the lovely music and do nothing.

Playlist below the video.

Source: NRK Klassisk

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Article: Interview with Alexander Rybak about his music video Into A Fantasy on Russian website, 24.06.2014

Article published on RIA.RU on 24.06.2014

Author: Anna Gorbashova. Photo: Michael Fomichev

Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English Revision by Anni Jowett.


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Alexander Rybak: Music video “Into a Fantasy” is about friendship and mutual understanding

The correspondent of “RIA Novosti” Anna Gorbashova spoke with the musician, who visited the capital during the promo tour of the video for the song “Into a Fantasy”, about music, “New Maidan”, politics and Conchita Wurst.

The winner of “Eurovision-2009″, violinist, composer and singer Alexander Rybak is the author of the soundtrack “Into a Fantasy” for the second part of the popular animated film “How to Train Your Dragon”, released in cinemas in Russia on 12thJune . The correspondent of “RIA Novosti” Anna Gorbashova spoke with the musician, who visited the capital during the promo tour of the video for the song “Into a Fantasy”, about music, “New Maidan”, politics and Conchita Wurst. Continue reading Article: Interview with Alexander Rybak about his music video Into A Fantasy on Russian website, 24.06.2014

Article: “This Autumn Alexander Rybak will hold concerts in the cities of Belarus with local children’s orchestras”

Article was published on www.belta.by 17.04.2014.

Author: Michael Matievsky

Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Revision by Anni Jowett. 

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Boris Svetlov and Alexander Rybak

This Autumn Alexander Rybak will hold concerts in the cities of Belarus with the local children’s orchestras. This decision was made by the Ministry of Culture of Belarus after the meeting with the artist, – reports the correspondent of BELTA.

The singer told the Minister of Culture of Belarus, Boris Svetlov, about his experience in organising  concerts with children’s orchestras in Scandinavia and America. “I made arrangements for the orchestra in different genres – either it was jazz , rock, classical or popular music , practised with the children’s orchestra, and we made good concerts . I have a dream to organise such a project in my homeland,” – said the artist .

Continue reading Article: “This Autumn Alexander Rybak will hold concerts in the cities of Belarus with local children’s orchestras”

Article about upcoming concert of Alexander Rybak in Baku

Article was published on www.news.az,  15 April  2014

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Alexander Rybak to perform in Baku

The Norwegian singer and violinist, winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Alexander Rybak on 15 May will present a new project at the Heydar Aliyev Centre.

The same day, he will give a concert together with students of the National Art Gymnasium.

In connection with the project, he will arrive in Baku three days ahead of the concert and hold seminars and training for the youths to share the stage with him. Rybak will perform with an orchestra consisting of the Gymnasium’s students.

The concert will consist of three parts. The first part will feature the orchestra, the second part a join performance and in the third part, Rybak will give a solo concert.

He will performs hits and other songs from his repertoire.

Alexander Rybak – Interview on nrk.no and host in “Min Favorittmusikk 26.03.14

Article published at NRK.no on 26.03.2014

Journalist: Ola Nymo Trulsen

Found by Ragnhild Veire. Translated by Venche M. English revising by Anni Jowett.


– I will never forget my classical roots,- Alexander Rybak said when he took over the airwaves for an hour to be radio DJ on NRK Classic.

In the programme “My Favourite Music” on Tuesday it was the artist Alexander Rybak’s turn to pick out his favourite pieces.

– Versatility is the key for me. No genre is more versatile than classical music,- Rybak said right at the start of the broadcast and fired up “Champagne gallop.”

 


Deeply concentrated: There is something familiar with this stand in! Alexander Rybak prepares a broadcast in NRK classic newsroom.
Photo: Sven Ole Engelsvold / NRK Classic

 

Rybak even played one of the few recorded tracks where he is the solo violinist.

– I am very self-critical. That is why I rarely recorded tracks as violinist. But I tried it though five years ago, as a bonus track on my pop record,- Rybak says and spin starts his own interpretation of Rakhamninovs “Vocalise”.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview on nrk.no and host in “Min Favorittmusikk 26.03.14

Videos: Alexander Rybak performs a classical concert in Lithuania

On September 11th Alexander Rybak, accompanied by pianist Stefan Zlatanos (Norway) and the Christopher Chamber Orchestra (Lithuania), performed a classical concert in Vilnius Picture Gallery as a closing part of the annual Christopher Summer Festival.

Thanks a lot to a brave Lithuanian facebookie Erika Jasiūnienė, who filmed the whole concert for us! Enjoy! 🙂

Part 1.

“Dagdrøm” by Alexander Rybak

“Clair de lune” by Claude Debussy

“Summer” from “Four seasons” by AntonioVivaldi

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Videos: Alexander Rybak played classical concert at Vigeland’s Museum

Alexander performed at the outdoor concert in the courtyard of the Vigeland Museum in Oslo on August 18th together with pianist Stefan Zlatanos and a young violinist  Inga Våga Gaustad as a guest-artist.

Here is a full playlist of videos, made by the facebookies who attended this concert. Videos are listed in the order the pieces were performed.

 “Liebesleid”  by  Fritz Kreisler

recording by Tessa Lande

“It aint necessarily so” from the opera  “Porgy and Bess “by George Gershwin (arranged for violin by Jascha Heifetz)

recording by Tessa Lande

Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak played classical concert at Vigeland’s Museum

2 articles about the release of Alexander Rybak’s new music video “Strela Amura”.

 Alexander Rybak presented his new music video in Baku.

Article published on  http://www.1news.az/  24.05.2012, 23:05

Journalist  V.S.  Link to original article here.

Found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

On the May 24th at the Press Center «Baku Crystal Hall» the winner of Song Contest “Eurovision-2009” Alexander Rybak held a presentation of his new music video for the song “The Arrow of Cupid”.

The singer told reporters that the clip was shot in Kiev.

According to 1news.az, Rybak told how the clip reflects his life.

-I feel lonely and in this clip I tried to reflect my inner state. 
I do not want to become famous. I do not want to reconcile with everything like well-known stars do. I just want to stay a musician and a composer, – he said. Continue reading 2 articles about the release of Alexander Rybak’s new music video “Strela Amura”.

Backstage in Denmark. 2 Videos. Jan 11th and 12th 2012

Screenshot from “Alexander Rybak at Aftenshowet”, by Anglesina Est

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Backstage -video made at the TV-set of “Aftenshowet”. Filmed 11.01.12 by Tina Magling

Backstage-video of Alexander in the sound-studio of DR – danish TV. Recorded 12.01.12 and posted on the facebook-page  “DR Melodi Grand Prix” by “Søren”  13.01.12.

Alexander Rybak: “As a child I was a clown” – Interview to Russian newspaper “Pervostolnik” #7, 2011

http://www.con-med.ru/pics/File/Pervostolnik7-2011.pdf

Found by: Irina Kuvaldina. Translated by: Irina KuvaldinaZhanna Sergueeva. Revision by: Bita J.

Also available in: Russian (русский)Greek (ελληνικά).

We came to know him just 2 years ago, after his victory in the ESC 2009. Ever since then, Alexander Rybak has not been lost amongst the countless European pop artists and has become one of the most popular artists in Europe. Of course, he is especially loved in the CIS countries. This is understandable since Alexander is of Belorussian origin, though he represented Norway in the famous song contest. Moreover, the musician doesn’t become tired of repeating  throughout interviews that  considers himself Russian in soul.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2011, which ended several months ago, could not have take place without Alexander’s participation either. This time around, Alexander tried out a new role as a host and reporter for  Norwegian TV. The day before his trip to Dusseldorf, he found the time to answer to our questions discussing the attention he receives from girls, his first self-earned income and the contents of his luggage.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak: “As a child I was a clown” — Interview to Russian newspaper “Pervostolnik” #7, 2011

“New round with Alexander Rybak” – Article on the paper issue of Sunnmørsposten 9.8.11

Found and translated by Tessa La
Photo improved by Alev Can
Revised by Bita J.


Reporter: Gry Støre
Photo: Nils Harald Ånstad

New round with Alexander Rybak

Alexander is back as an instructor at Aalesund Orchestra School, and is more nervous than he was before Grand Prix.

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“This is something totally new for me, because this time it’s my own project. It shapes my future”, Alexander Rybak (25) says.

“This is what I like to work with. To make concerts with children and young people which turns into unique experiences for the audience. It’s regardless of age and music tastes. A little pop, some classical and some folk songs”, he says.

Continue reading “New round with Alexander Rybak” – Article on the paper issue of Sunnmørsposten 9.8.11

New album: “Visa vid vindens ängar”. June 15th 2011

 

Album release by Lionheart Music Group AB and Universal Norway. 15-06-2011 in Sweden. 17-05-11 in Norway.

Physical release in Norway and Sweden. Digital release worldwide.

Links to homepages:

http://www.lionheartmusicgroup.se/artists/alexander-rybak-en-us.aspx

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Digital download:

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Printed notes for the songs on the «Fairytales» album

Information found by Tessa La

A book with the printed notes for piano, vocals and chords to 8 songs on the first CD of Alexander, «Fairytales», has been released in Norway. The cost of the book is 179 kr. (ca. 23 euros). To see a sample, click on a song’s title, below.

Fairytale

Roll with the wind

Dolphin

Song from a secret garden

Kiss and tell

Funny little world

If you were gone

13 Horses

For more info and online purchase check out the following links:

 Musicnotes.com   notebutikken.no

For Apps: ultimategutiar.com  fiolinmakeren

You can also get it in Norli book stores. Not possible to order online, but you can use the “click and pick up” to check if a store nearby you have it.

“Swinging home for Christmas”. CD with 4 Christmas-songs and T-shirt

The Christmas-CD contains 4 songs from
the Christmas Tour of 2010:

1.Let it Snow

2.Tell me When

3. White Christmas

4. Coming home for Christmas

The CD costs 90 Nkr. And the T-shirt costs 220 Nkr. Both can be bought through the WEBSHOP on Alexanders Official homepage:

http://www.alexanderrybak.com/shop/

Alexander Rybak peforming “Let it snow” at NRK. 10.12.2010

Alexander Rybak in TV-show “Things I have to do before I die” on NRK 29.1.11

Almost an hour-long and very interesting interview by Tore Strømøy, NRK,  covering a lot of subjects, like his personal tips for success, career, happiness, his views on afterlife, relations, music education, his childhood and his plans for the future. A shorter version of this interview was published on the Norwegian TV-show “Det må jeg gjøre før jeg dør” on  NRK 29.1.2011.

This longer version was found by Mari Andersen.

Unfortunately the video on YT has no subs yet. We had to reupload it to YT due to that our first videos were closed. Subs will be added, but it will take a little while.

The video is also available on our Vimeo account in three parts with subs. Just click HERE

English translation by Tessa La (parts 1-2 and half 3) and Sara Anja. Russian translations by Julia Bezbakh (who also made the subtitles for parts 1 and half 3), Sonya Luzina and Zhanna Sergueeva. Turkish translations by Alev Ct. Czech translations by Jitka Holanová. Greek translations, part of subtitles and video capture by Yannis P