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22 May - 5 June 2024

Lydia Hoen Tjore & Ole Christian Haagenrud

Concert 1906

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​Takes you back to one of Grieg’s last great concerts.

On 21 March 1906 Edvard Grieg gave one of his last concerts in the Hals Brothers' Concert Hall in Oslo (known then as Kristiania), along with the young opera singer Borghild Bryhn, who was a student with his wife Nina. Grieg was a mature man approaching the end of his career, while the singer was making her debut.

'Miss Bryhn will have a bright future if she continues to develop. She has a good voice and she learns well … I myself played as well as I could and felt it was a good performance, Nina thought I had never played so well,' wrote Grieg in his journal. 

The original concert programme, which has been kept, shows that in addition to the lieder that Borghild Bryhn sang, Grieg also played Moods, the Holberg Suite and Wedding-Day at Troldhaugen. With the concert programme as the starting point pianist Ole Christian Haagenrud and soprano Lydia Hoen Tjore presented the album Concert 1906 in 2023.

Both artists have performed at the Bergen International Festival before. In Troldsalen Hoen Tjore and Haagenrud will replicate some of the mood of the concert in Kristiania over a hundred years ago, and will relate stories from Grieg's own notes and letters. 

Image: Lydia Hoen Tjore (photo: Oktawian Gornik) and Ole Christian Haagenrud (photo: Lluis Calm Vidal)


​Ole Christian Haagenrud will also give an evening concert Friday 24 May in Grieg's villa with works from the 1906 concert.

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Return transport is included in the ticket for concerts in Troldsalen. Please note that the bus ticket must be booked when you buy your concert ticket. The bus journey is approx. 30 min. Departure from Bergen Tourist Information at 18:30. 


    • Lydia Hoen Tjore soprano
    • Ole Christian Haagenrud piano

Music by

    • Grieg
    • Puccini
    • Gounod 
    • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
      From Moods, op. 73
      1. Resignation
      4. Students’ Serenade
      5. he Mountaineer’s Song

      From Five Poems by John Paulsen, op. 26
      1. Hope

      From Melodies of the Heart, op. 5
      1. Two Brown Eyes

      From Reminiscences from Mountain and Fjord, op. 44
      3. Ragnhild

      From From the Time of Holberg, suite, op. 40:
      3. Gavotte

      From Romances and Ballades, op. 9
      4. Outward Bound

      From Humoresque, op. 6
      2. Tempo di Menuetto ed energico

      The Princess, EG 133
      Text: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

      From Album Leaves, op. 28
      1. Allegro con moto
      3. Vivace

      From Six Songs, op. 48
      5. The Time of Roses
      6. A Dream

      From Slåtter, op. 72
      5. Prillar from the Church Play ‘Os’
      16. The Girls from Kivledal (Spring Dance)
      17. The Girls from Kivledal (Gangar)
      14. The Goblin’s Bridal Procession at Vossevangen

    • Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
      From Madam Butterfly, opera
      Un bel di vedremo, aria

    • Charles Gounod (1818–1893)
      From Faust, opera 
      Marguerite's Jewel Song

    • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
      From Lyric pieces Book VIII, op. 65
      6. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen 

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica


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