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Bjornsons Works Volume 1 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Bjornsons Works Volume 1

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230379357
Paperback
92 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... PKEFACE. Arnb wasMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... PKEFACE. Arnb was written in 1258, one year later than Synnove Solbakken, and is thought by many to be Bjornsons best story, though it is, in my opinion, surpassed in simplicity of style and delicate analysis of motives, feelings, and character by A Happy Boy, his third long story DEGREESjhe translation of which is now in progress, and which will follow this volume. Norways most eminent composers have written music for many of Bjornsons poems, and made them favorite songs, not only with the cultivated classes, but also with the common people. To the songs in Arne melodies were composed by Bjornsons brilliant cousin, Rikard Nordraak, who died in 1865, only twenty-three years old, but who had already won a place as one of Norways greatest composers. With a view of popularizing these melodies in this country, all the poems have been given in precisely the same metre and rhyme as the original, and those caring to know how the tunes are supposed to have sounded on the lips of Arne are referred to The Norway Music Album, edited by Auber Forestier and myself, and published by Oliver Ditson & Co. of Boston. In it will be found, together with the original and English words, Rikard Nordraaks music to the following five songs from Arne -- 1. Oh, my pet lamb, lift your head, from chapter v. 2. It was such a pleasant, sunny day, from chapter vib. 3. The trees early leaf-buds were bursting their brown, from chapter xii. 4. Oh how I wonder what I should see Over the lofty mountains, 1 from chapter xiv. 5. He went in the forest the whole day long, from chapter xiv. Mr. Biornson_returned to Norway in May, 1881- he was welcomed with enthusiasm, and on the 17th of the same month, Norways natal day, he delivered the oration at the...