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The conference took place 26 – 27 March 2019 in Münster, Germany. It was co-convened by the DFG-project at the Department of Music at Universität Münster and the Grieg Research Centre. Invited speakers came from Norway, Germany, and Austria, discussing the musical life in Norway during occupation 1940–45.
It is always exiting, when an old manuscript of a piece of Grieg reappears. This one was kept in a safe-deposit box at Nordea bank in Bergen until most recently. Is it an unknown work? A lost manuscript? Original or copy?
Historical newspaper articles mentioned a movie that Nasjonal Samling had ordered to highlight their propagandistic praise of Grieg. After more than 70 years the film can be viewed for the first time in full length on the webside of the Grieg Research Centre.
Patrick Dinslage, former professor II at the Grieg Research Centre and leader of Grieg Forschungsstelle at Universität Leipzig is author of the most recent book in the prestigous series 'Great Composers in their Times' published by Laaber Verlag in Germany.
The project 'Norwegian music meets Slovakia' is part of the EU exchange program, and organized by the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava together with the Grieg Academy at the University of Bergen. The project is also supported by the Norwegian Embassy in Slovakia.
At the Grieg Research Centre there is a 4-year PhD research position vacant. Application deadline: 20 August 2017.
This seminar at Litteraturhuset Oslo sheds new light on the musical life in Norway 1940–1945 with talks by Bjarte Bruland, Ingrid Loe Dalaker, Michael Custodis, and Arnulf Mattes.
The Grieg Research Centre participates in a new three-year artistic research project at the Grieg Academy awarded a NKR 3.7 million grant from the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.