Into Paradise (Sissel album)
Into Paradise is a 2006 classical/crossover album by Norwegian soprano Sissel Kyrkjebø released in the US, the UK and Japan. In Paradisum Sancta Maria Bachianas Brasileiras Dido's Lament Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Dusk Ingen vinner frem What Child Is This? Marble Halls The Sleeping Princess Vitae Lux Salley Gardens Ave Verum Corpus Like an Angel Passing Through My Room Dusk Bachianas Brasileiras Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Dido's Lament In Paradisum Sancta Maria Vitae Lux Ingen vinner frem Bäreden väg för herran Marble Halls Adagio Like an Angel Passing Through My Room In Paradisum Sancta Maria Bachianas Brasileiras Dido's Lament Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Dusk Ingen vinner frem What Child Is This? Marble Halls The Sleeping Princess Vitae Lux Salley Gardens Ave Verum Corpus Like an Angel Passing Through My Room Adagio www.sissel.net www.discogs.com www.rockipedia.no
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal; the administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Lillehammer. As of 2018, the population of the town of Lillehammer was 28 034; the city centre is a late nineteenth-century concentration of wooden houses, which enjoys a picturesque location overlooking the northern part of lake Mjøsa and the river Lågen, surrounded by mountains. Lillehammer hosted 2016 Winter Youth Olympics. Before Oslo's withdrawal from consideration, it was included as part of a bid to host events in the 2022 Winter Olympics if Oslo were to win the rights to hold the Games; the municipality was named after the old Hamar farm. The name is identical with the word hamarr. To distinguish it from the nearby town and bishopric, both called Hamar, it began to be called "little Hamar": Lilþlæ Hamar and Litlihamarr, Lillehammer, it is mentioned in the Old Norse sagas as Litlikaupangr. The coat-of-arms was granted in 1898 and shows a birkebeiner, carrying a spear and a shield, skiing down a mountainside.
It symbolizes the historical importance of when the Birkebeiners carried the to-be-King Haakon from Lillehammer to Rena on skis. The area has been settled since the Norwegian Iron Age. Lillehammer had a lively market by the 1800s and obtained rights as a merchant city on 7 August 1827, at which point there were 50 registered residents within its boundaries; the town of Lillehammer was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. The rural municipality of Fåberg was merged into the municipality of Lillehammer on 1 January 1964. In 1973, Mossad killed a Moroccan waiter, having mistaken him for Palestinian terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh. Lillehammer is known as a typical venue for winter sporting events. Lillehammer is home to the largest literature festival in the Nordic countries, in 2017 was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature. A number of schools are located in Lillehammer including the Hammartun Primary and Lower Secondary School, Søre Ål Primary School and Kringsjå Primary and Lower Secondary School.
Lillehammer Public High School consists of two branches and South, both situated near the city center. The private High school Norwegian College of Elite Sports, NTG has a branch in Lillehammer; the Lillehammer campus of Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences is situated just north of the town itself. Lillehammer is the home of the Nansen Academy - the Norwegian Humanistic Academy; the Nansen Academy is an educational institution for adult students with varied political and cultural backgrounds. The Academy was founded on the core principles of humanism and aims at strengthening the knowledge of these principles; the 14th World Scout Jamboree was held from July 29 to August 7, 1975 and was hosted by Norway at Lillehammer. Lillehammer is situated in the lower part of Gudbrandsdal, at the northern head of lake Mjøsa, is located to the south of the municipality of Øyer, to the southeast of Gausdal, northeast of Nordre Land, to the north of Gjøvik, all in Oppland county. To the southeast, it is bordered by Ringsaker municipality in Hedmark county.
To the northwest is the mountain Spåtind. Lillehammer has a humid continental climate, with the Scandinavian mountain chain to the west and north limiting oceanic influences; the record high of 34 °C was recorded in June 1970. The record low of -31 °C was recorded in December 1978 and January 1979, the same low was recorded in January 1987. Recent decades have seen warming. There has been no overnight air frost in August since 1978, the coldest recorded temperature after 2000 is -26.2 °C in January 2010. The current weather station Lillehammer-Sætherengen became operational in 1982; the basis for the city's commerce is its position as the northernmost point of the lake Mjøsa and as the gateway for the Gudbrandsdal region, through which the historical highway to Trondheim passes. The Mesna river has provided the basis for several small industries through the years, but Lillehammer is now all but industry-less. One of the major Norwegian rail lines, the Dovre Line, runs from Hamar to the north through Lillehammer on its way up the Gudbrandsdal, to terminate in Trondheim.
European route E6 passes through Lillehammer. In addition to the Olympic site, Lillehammer offers a number of other tourist attractions: Maihaugen, centrally located in Lillehammer, is the largest open-air museum in Norway, with 185 buildings from Lillehammer and the valley of Gudbrandsdalen. Garmo stave church The Norwegian Olympic Museum is the only museum in Northern Europe that shows the whole Olympic history from the ancient times and up to today, including all Summer- and Wintergames; the museum houses the Norwegian Sports Hall of Fame and a special section about the Lillehammer `94 Olympic Wintergames. The Museum is located in the indoor museum at Maihaugen. Lillehammer Art Museum Hafjell Kvitfjell The PS Skibladner is the world's oldest paddle steamer in scheduled service, launched in 1856. Summer sailings around lake Mjøsa: Lillehammer, Moelv, Gjøvik, H
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
José Plácido Domingo Embil is a Spanish opera singer and arts administrator. He has recorded over a hundred complete operas and is well known for his versatility performing in Italian, German, Spanish and Russian in the most prestigious opera houses in the world. Although a lirico-spinto tenor for most of his career popular for his Cavaradossi, Don José, Canio, he moved into more dramatic roles, becoming the most acclaimed Otello of his generation. In the early 2010s, he transitioned from the tenor repertory into exclusively baritone parts, most notably Simon Boccanegra, he has performed 149 different roles. Domingo has achieved significant success as a crossover artist in the genres of Latin and popular music. In addition to winning fourteen Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, several of his records have gone silver, gold and multi-platinum, his first pop album, Perhaps Love, spread his fame beyond the opera world. The title song, performed as a duet with country and folk singer John Denver, has sold four million copies and helped lead to numerous television appearances for the tenor.
He starred in many cinematically released and televised opera movies under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli. In 1990, he began singing with fellow tenors Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as part of The Three Tenors; the first Three Tenors recording became the best-selling classical album of all time. Growing up working in his parents' zarzuela company in Mexico, Domingo has since promoted this form of Spanish opera, he increasingly conducts operas and concerts and is the general director of the Los Angeles Opera in California as of 2017. He was the artistic director and general director of the Washington National Opera from 1996–2011, he has been involved in numerous humanitarian works, as well as efforts to help young opera singers, including starting and running the international singing competition, Operalia. Plácido Domingo was born on 21 January 1941 in the Retiro district of Spain, his mother recalled that she and her husband knew he would be a musician from the age of five, due to his ability to hum complex music from a zarzuela after seeing a performance of it.
In 1949, just days before his eighth birthday, he moved to Mexico with his family. His parents, both singers, had decided to start a zarzuela company there after a successful tour of Latin America. Soon after arriving in Mexico, Domingo won a singing contest for boys, his parents recruited him and his sister for children's roles in their zarzuela productions. Domingo studied piano from a young age, at first and at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City, which he entered when he was fourteen. At the conservatory, he attended conducting classes taught by Igor Markevitch and studied voice under Carlo Morelli, the brother of Renato Zanelli; the two brothers were famous practitioners of both tenor roles. Domingo's conservatory classes constituted the entirety of his formal vocal instruction. In 1957, at age sixteen, Domingo made his first professional appearance, accompanying his mother on the piano at a concert at Mérida, Yucatán; the same year he made his major zarzuela debut in Manuel Fernández Caballero's Gigantes y cabezudos, singing a baritone role.
At that time, he was working with his parents' zarzuela company taking several baritone roles and acting as an accompanist for other singers. The following year, the tenor in another company's touring production of Luisa Fernanda fell ill. In his first performance as a tenor, Domingo replaced the ailing singer, although he feared the part's tessitura was too high for him; that same year, he sang the tenor role of Rafael in the Spanish opera El gato montés, illustrating his willingness to assay the tenor range as he still considered himself a baritone. On 12 May 1959 at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara, he appeared in the baritone role of Pascual in Emilio Arrieta's Marina. Like El gato montés, Marina is an opera composed in the zarzuela musical style rather than a zarzuela proper, although both are performed by zarzuela companies. In addition to his work with zarzuelas, among his earliest performances was a minor role in the first Latin American production of the musical My Fair Lady, in which he was the assistant conductor and assistant coach.
While he was a member, the company gave 185 performances of the musical in various cities in Mexico. In 1959, Domingo auditioned for the Mexico National Opera at the Palacio de Béllas Artes as a baritone, but was asked to sight-read the tenor aria "Amor ti vieta" from Fedora, he was accepted at the National Opera as a tutor for other singers. In what he considered his operatic debut, Domingo sang the minor role of Borsa in Verdi's Rigoletto on September 23 at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in a production with veteran American baritones Cornell MacNeil and Norman Treigle, he appeared as the Padre Confessor in Dialogues of the Carmelites and Pang in Turandot and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor among other small parts. While at the National Opera, he appeared in a production of Lehár's operetta, The Merry Widow, in which he alternated as Camille and Danilo. Domingo made his debut in Verdi's Otello at Béllas Artes at age 21 in the summer of 1962 not in the title rôle for which he has now been internationally famous for decades as one of its greatest interpreters, but in the small compri
Sissel Kyrkjebø simply known as Sissel, is a Norwegian soprano. Sissel is considered one of the world's top crossover sopranos, her musical style ranges to classical vocals and operatic arias. She possesses a "crystalline" voice and wide vocal range, sweeping down from mezzo-soprano notes, in arias such as Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix from Saint-Saëns's opera Samson et Dalila, to the F natural above soprano C, she sings in English and Norwegian, but has sung songs in Swedish, Irish, French, Icelandic, German, Neapolitan, Māori and Latin. She is well known for singing the Olympic Hymn at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Sissel received her first U. S. Grammy nominations on 6 December 2007 for a collaboration with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Spirit of the Season, a collection of songs from the choir's 2006 Christmas concert at Temple Square, was nominated for the Best Classical Crossover Album of the Year, as well as Best Engineered Classical Album.
Sissel's combined solo record sales amount to 10 million albums sold, most of them in Norway, a country with 5 million people. Her albums have sold well in Sweden and Japan. Together with Odd Nordstoga, they are the only Norwegian artists to have an album go 11 times platinum in album sales for Strålande jul", her first name'Sissel' is a Norwegian variant of'Cecilia'. This is a popular first name from the patron saint of church music. Sissel grew up on Lønborg in Bergen with Eirik and Bjørn. Sissel and her parents would take hikes in the mountains surrounding Bergen. In early years she at the age of nine music became her passion, she joined her first children's choir under the direction of New Zealand-born conductor Felicity Laurence. She said, "That was my musical education. We sang everything: classical and jazz, folk and Māori songs. People said we sounded like an angel choir because we had this clean pure sound like an English boys’ choir."Sissel won her first local talent competition when she was ten.
She was influenced by various musical genres. She has stated that Kathleen Battle and Kate Bush were inspirations. In 1980 she appeared in the sing-along program Syng med oss together with a children's choir, her first solo appearance was in 1984, when she sang the Norwegian folktune "Ung Åslaug". Sissel would perform in this program many times until 1989, her first solo TV appearance without the choir was in 1983 on Norwegian TV, with the song Evergreen in the children's program Halvsju. Same year she and Rune Larsen, her manager guested the TV-program "Husker du?", hosted by Odd Grythe. She performed "Barndomshjemmet" and "Sukiyaki". In January 1986 Sissel appeared on the Norwegian TV-show "Kanal 1", hosted by Ivar Dyrhaug, she performed You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra Streisand and in February she performed Comin' In and Out of Your Life on the 1986 Alpine Skiing World Cup TV-show in Norway. In May Sissel performed "Bergensiana" during the intermission of the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, which took place in Grieg Hall in her home town of Bergen.
That was her big breakthrough and same year, her first album, was released. It sold more than 500,000 copies. In 1987 Sissel made her debut on "Under Uret", hosted by Hans Otto Bisgaard, she performed two songs: "Vårvise" with Danish singer/composer Sebastian and "Summertime". That year, in November Sissel released her Christmas album Glade Jul, it contained several traditional Christmas carols and it broke her previous record for best-selling album in Norway. This album still holds the record. Upon its release, it sold more than 600,000 copies in a country with a population of less than five million: to date, it has sold 1 million copies. In Sweden, a Swedish language version was released, called Stilla Natt. Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet honored her as "The Name of the Year" in December; that year Sissel was invited to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987, but she declined. This year Sissel wanted a break from her music career and attended a commercial upper-secondary school in Bergen.
She performed at the memorial concert of singer/songwriter Trygve Hoff in February. Hoff wrote several of the songs on Sissels debut album, Sissel from 1986. Hoff died in 1987. In the fall of 1988, Sissel moved to Oslo for a short period to play the role of Maria von Trapp in the Norwegian version of The Sound of Music; this production was seen by over 110,000 people. In 1989, she released Soria Moria; the album sold 180,000 copies. In the summer of the same year, Sissel travelled to the US and performed in New York City on the TV program Artists for Our Common Future, broadcast around the world, she performed "Summertime" and "Somewhere". On a Swedish TV-concert recorded in Gothenburg she met the man whom she would marry, Danish comedian and singer Eddie Skoller, they sang "Vårvise" by Sebastian. In 1990 Sissel recorded the singing par
My Heart (Sissel album)
My Heart is a 2003 classical-crossover album by Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø released in Norway. In 2004 a new version was released in the Japan with several new songs. Romance Lascia ch'io pianga Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix Wait a While Tristezze Hymne Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis Oblivion Pie Jesu The Sleeping Princess Deborah's Theme Wait a While Lascia ch'io pianga Someone Like You Tristezze Angel Rays Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix Pie Jesu Oblivion You Raise Me Up O mio babbino caro Ave Maria Beyond Imagination Deborah's Theme Wait a While Lascia ch'io pianga Someone Like You Tristezze Angel Rays Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix Pie Jesu Oblivion You Raise Me Up O mio babbino caro Ave Maria Beyond Imagination Deborah's Theme Romance Ave Maria Review of My Heart by Norwegian newspaper Adressa www.sissel.net www.discogs.com www.rockipedia.no
Innerst i sjelen (album)
Innerst i sjelen, in the United Kingdom: Deep Within My Soul, is a 1994 album from Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø. It is named for the song "Innerst i sjelen" that Sissel Kyrkjebø sang as initial track in the album, but was by Ole Paus and Lars Børke. After a tour in Scandinavia countries, Sissel wanted to gather songs that could comfort and give hope, songs that told the story of longing, strong beliefs and hope and love through countries and generations; as a special treat, the Olympic Hymn and Olympic Theme song from Lilehammer Olympic Winter Games in 1994 is included. The was in duet with Plácido Domingo; the song Fire In Your Heart was recorded in a canteen. Because of the tight schedules of both Plácido Domingo and Sissel, they had only a few hours to record this English version of the Olympics anthem before the opening ceremony; when they recorded the song in the canteen, coffee cups and food could still be seen on the tables! James Horner, the composer of the music in the movie Titanic, knew Sissel from this album and he liked how she sang Eg Veit I Himmerik Ei Borg.
Horner had tried 25 or 30 singers and, in the end, he chose Sissel to sing the wordless tune. 01. Innerst i sjelen 02. Våkn opp, min sjel 03. Se ilden lyse 04. Eg veit i himmerik ei borg 05. Alma Redemtoris 06. Som fagre blomen 07. Stevtone 08. I skovens dybe stille ro 09. Stolt Margjit 10. Tíðin rennur 11. Bred dina vida vingar 12. Fire In Your Heart Olympic bonus tracks 01. Prosesjon 02. Hymne Olympique 01. Deep Within My Soul 02. Awaken My Soul 03. Fire In Your Heart 04. Castle In The Sky 05. Mother Of Our Saviour 06. Flower Of Beauty 07. Folk Song 08. In The Quiet Of The Forest 09. Proud Margijt 10. Time Flows 11. Spread Your Wide Wings 12. Fire In Your Heart 13. Castle In The Sky 01. Innerst i sjelen 02. Våkn opp, min sjel 03. Se ilden lyse 04. Eg veit i himmerik ei borg 05. Alma Redemtoris 06. Som fagre blomen 07. Stevtone 08. I skovens dybe stille ro 09. Stolt Margjit 10. Tíðin rennur 11. Bred dina vida vingar 12. Fire In Your Heart Olympic bonus tracks: 01. Prosesjon 02. Hymne Olympique 03. Våren, vatnet og fela 04. Imagine www.sissel.net www.discogs.com www.rockipedia.no