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.
Source: NRK Klassisk
Alexander Rybak om kjærlighet og klassisk musikk –
Frederick Delius: La Calinda (fra) Koanga – London Symf Ork + Barry Wordsworth (dir)
Alexander Rybak om Liebestraum –
Franz Liszt: Liebestraum nr. 3 (fra) Liebesträume, S.541 – Paul Crossley
Alexander Rybak om Romeo og Julie –
PjotrTsjajkovskij: Romeo og Julie – Fantasiouverture (utdrag) – BBC Welsh Symph Orch + Tadaaki Otaka (dir)
Alexander Rybak om Brahms og fiolinkonserten –
Johannes Brahms: 2. sats. Adagio (fra) Fiolinkonsert, op. 77, D-dur – Igor Oistrakh (fiolin) London Symf Ork + Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos (dir)
Alexander Rybak om Carmen av Bizet –
Georges Bizet: L’amour est une oiseau rebelle (fra) Carmen – Grace Bumbry + Théâtre National de l’Opéra Ork + Raphael Frübeck de Burgos (dir)
Alexander Rybak om Escamillos hyllest til “mannemannen” –
Georges Bizet: Votre toast (fra) Carmen – Kostas Paskalis + Eliane Lublin + Viorica Cortez + Grace Bumbry + Théâtre National de l’Opéra Kor og Ork+ Raphael Frübeck de Burgos (dir)
Alexander Rybak om å være forelsket i orkesteret –
Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov: The Young Prince and the Young Princess (fra) Scheherazade, op. 35 – Philharmonia Orch + William Boughton (dir)
Alexander Rybak om å bli forført i Spania –
Francisco Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra – Celedonio Romero
Alex om Tarrega –
Franz Schubert: Klaverkvintett, D.667, op. 114, A-dur “Forellenquintett”: 3. sats. Scherzo. Pre – Lars Anders Tomter + Janne Saksala + Benjamin Schmid + Antti Siirala + Jan Vogler
Alexander Rybak om Rakhmaninovs preludium i ciss-moll –
Sergej Rakhmaninov: Preludium, ciss-moll (nr. 2 fra) Morceaux de Fantaisie, op. 3 – Marta Dayanova
Alexander Rybak om Ave Maria av Schubert –
Franz Schubert: Ellens Gesang III, D.839, op. 52 nr. 6 – Budapest Strings
Alexander Rybak om Ave Verum Corpus av Mozart –
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave verum Corpus, K.618 – Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford + Francis Grier (dir)
Alexander Rybak om Rutters “A gaelic blessing” –
John Rutter: A Gaelic Blessing – Polyphony + Bournemouth Sinfonietta + Stephen Layton (dirigent)
Alexander Rybak mer om Rutter –
Alexander Rybak om Elgars Salut d’amour –
Edward Elgar: Salut d’amour, op. 12 – Baltimore Symf Ork + David Zinman (Dirigent)
Alexander Rybak om Chopins Nocturne –
Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne nr. 2, Ess-dur (fra) Tre Nocturner, op. 9 – Peter Katin
Alexander Rybak om Mahler –
Gustav Mahler: 4. sats. Adagietto (fra) Symfoni nr. 5, ciss-moll – London Symf Ork + Jack Kaspcyk (dir)
Alexander Rybak om Satie –
Erik Satie: Gymnopédie nr. 1 (fra) Trois Gymnopédies – Utah Symf Ork + Maurice Abravanel (dir)
Alexander Rybak om kjærlighetens vesen –
Sergej Rakhmaninov: 2. sats. Adagio sostenuto (fra) Klaverkonsert nr. 2, op. 18, c-moll – Jorge Luis Prats (klaver) + Mexico Filh Ork + Enrique Batiz (dir)
Alexander Rybak takker for følget –
Johannes Brahms: Ungarsk dans nr. 7, – London Philharmonic Orchestra + Marin Alsop (Dirigent)
Article published on RIA.RU on 24.06.2014
Author: Anna Gorbashova. Photo: Michael Fomichev
Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English Revision by Anni Jowett.
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 was published on www.belta.by 17.04.2014.
Author: Michael Matievsky
Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Revision by Anni Jowett.
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 was published on www.news.az, 15 April 2014
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.
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
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! 🙂
“Dagdrøm” by Alexander Rybak
“Clair de lune” by Claude Debussy
“Summer” from “Four seasons” by AntonioVivaldi
Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak performs a classical concert in Lithuania
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
The interview was recorded on 26.04.2013. in Tallinn and broadcasted on 02.06.2013
Recording provided by Baltic Rybakstyle. English translation and subs by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Katie Anderson
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”.
Screenshot from “Alexander Rybak at Aftenshowet”, by Anglesina Est
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.
Found by: Irina Kuvaldina. Translated by: Irina Kuvaldina & Zhanna 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
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.
“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
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:
itunes: Continue reading New album: “Visa vid vindens ängar”. June 15th 2011
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.
Roll with the wind
Song from a secret garden
Kiss and tell
Funny little world
If you were gone
For more info and online purchase check out the following links:
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.
Article from www.dagbladet.no by Trine Høklie Jonassen. Photo: Torbjørn Berg. Published 27.04.11
Link to original article:
Translation by Laila Solum Hansen
Revised by Bita Janz
Made thousands of wild ‘Russe’-girls cheer
Alexander Rybak has made a new version of ‘Fairytale’ for an audience of Bærum girls. Yesterday, he had thousands of ecstatic ‘Russe’ girls cheering for his latest new song. Alexander Rybak has created, as many other artists before him have created as well– a special ‘Russe’ song.
Yesterday evening, around 6,000 people gathered for the ‘Russe bus’ election at the Telenor Arena in Bærum. According to Budstikka.no, the girls at “Atlantis” received a fair amount of attention when the song was played for the first time in front of the wild audience all dressed in red and blue. Continue reading Making thousands of Wild Russe girls Cheer! www.dagbladet.no 27.04.2011
Rybak creates a “Russesong” for the girls
Source: Budstikka.no Author: Lars H. Bryne. Photo: Petter Sørnæs Translated by Marianne Saietz. Revision by Bita.
Alexander Rybak himself was behind the “Russe-song” for the girls in the Bærum bus: Atlantis. Around 10,000 people gathered on Tuesday evening for the grand “Russe-bus” nomination at the Telenor Arena. 27 busses in total from Bærum took part in the event, where “Russen” displayed their busses, concepts and songs for the first time.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak creates a song for graduating girls (Russ). April 26th 2011
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:
Alexander Rybak peforming “Let it snow” at NRK. 10.12.2010
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.
You can listen to the fiddler’s first album, “Fairytales”, on his official MySpace page.