“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→
“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→
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→
“In expressing authenticity, Alexander Rybak was an important partner. He is a classically trained violinist of high calibre. This he demonstrated by his performance of his own composition, ‘Julevariasjoner’ (Christmas variations) built over the song ‘Vi tenner våre lykter’ (We light our lanterns), from the TV series ‘Jul I Skomakergata’ (Christmas in Shoemaker street). Here he shows his virtuosity to the fullest. With a wide use of double grips, and other technical finesses, he carries the simple melody into several classical stylistic expressions.” Link to:Review in Fredrikstad Blad 10.12.2012Continue reading 6. December — Virtuoso Variations→