Annual Summer Concerts in Western Norway

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Annual Summer Concerts in Western Norway

Annual summer concerts in Western Norway attract music lovers from all over the world. Experience the music of world-famous Norwegian composers in their private homes.

Troldhaugen, 8km (5 miles) south of Bergen is the home of Edvard Grieg, the composer of Peer Gynt. It is said that Grieg was inspired by folk music, but it is clear that nature was his main muse. Take a stroll to the lakefront spot behind his house where he used to fish to take a break from composing. He once said: “My music has the taste of codfish in it”.

From 15 June to 31 August you can join the popular lunchtime concerts at Troldhaugen.

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Related: Bergen – the Norwegian Music Paradise
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A short ferry ride across Lysefjord to the beautiful island of Lysøen (Island of Light) and the onion-domed summer residence of composer and violinist Ole Bull (1810-80), who called the villa, built in 1873, his “Little Alhambra”.

Bull’s charismatic personality and musical excellence had a great influence on contemporary artists and musicians, who were often guests here, In summer, the old music room resounds to the music Bull played here.

Annual Summer Concerts in Western Norway
The onion-domed summer residence of composer and violinist Ole Bull.

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Related: Beautiful Bergen – It’s Art and Artists
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Take the passenger ferry from Buena Quay at Lysekloster or arrive by boat Ole Bull from Bergen, which depart daily from 11am.

Annual Summer Concerts in Western Norway, written by Tor Kjolberg

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