“Grieg has contributed towards giving us confidence in the value of our own culture in an international society.” The frail, diminutive silver-haired popular composer was active throughout his life as composer, pianist and conductor, consciously marrying Norwegian tradition with new European trends in music.
“Grieg lives today,” was a phrase I heard many times during my first visit in the early 1990s to the West coast port city of Bergen.
For Norway today, as it continues to preserve and discover a cultural identity outside mainstream Europe and the EEC, Grieg remains a catalyst for self-discovery.
If you ask someone for the waterfront, you’ll probably get a diffuse answer.
If you ask for Bryggen, you’ll get a smile and the direction 🙂 Vaagen is the local name for the harbor (port).
All the aristocratic families of Strathcroy in the Scottish Highlands are attending, with all their guilty secrets ... See full summary » Maggie's (Victoria Principal) husband has met a 27 year old woman and wants a divorce after 22 years.
Maggie moves back, starts working with her best friend as interior decorator and her first client is a 12 year younger handsome man.
Many old wooden houses survive here, making an exploration of the narrow lanes a worthwhile pursuit.