MIC Norway’s staff share their personal favourites with you through their playlists

MIC Norway presents: Norsk på Norsk
A playlist with great songs performed in Norwegian only’ – features solely tracks by some of our finest Norwegian-language acts such as Valkyrien Allstars, Raga Rockers, Stein Torleif Bjella, Odd Nordstoga, Gatas Parlament, Razika, Kråkesølv, Lars Vaular, Dum Dum Boys, Unni Løvlid and Casiokids:

MIC Norway presents: Piano Music
A chronological survey of Norwegian piano music stretching from the late 1800s to the present:

MIC Norway presents: Modern Jazz
MIC’s very own DJ, journalist and 99 Minutes webcast host DJ99 aka Guttorm Andreasen has compiled a new playlist focusing on ‘Modern Norwegian Jazz and beyond…’:

MIC Norway presents: Contemporary classical highlights
Compiled and edited by MIC’s contemporary/classical oracle Hilde Holbæk-Hanssen, her carefully selected playlist features a mix of Norwegian orchestral-, vocal, and chamber music:

MIC Norway Presents:
Easter music
MIC Norway’s latest addition to its playlist series is a mix of Easter music from the Medieval Age to the Present, in chronological order from Palm Sunday till Easter Day: Gregorian Easter Chant with the boys choir St. Hallvard-guttene, parts of The St. Matthew Passion for mixed choir by Trond Kverno performed by Oslo Cathedral Choir, parts of Easter music by Kjell Mørk Karlsen with Bergen Cathedral Choir, the most well-known Norwegian Easter hymn Påskemorgen slukker sorgen by Ludvig Mathias Lindeman performed by Povl Dissing and Iver Kleive, and the organ piece Påskemorgen (with unidentified composer - many of them at Spotify!) - played by Bjørn Andor Drage.

MIC Norway presents:
Norwegian Folk Music, from old to new
With 40 tracks and a total of 3 hours playing time, DJ99’s ‘Norwegian Folk Music, from old to new’ is filled to the brim with top tracks from such greats as Gjermund Larsen Trio, Valkyrien Allstars, Sigrid Moldestad, Majorstuen, Unni Løvlid, Mari Boine, Kim André Rysstad, Niko Valkeapää, Transjoik, Adjagas and much more. Enjoy!

MIC Norway presents:
Classical artists
MIC Norway’s latest playlist is more classically themed, and features a cast of present and past top performers, ensembles and orchestras performing classical repertoire ranging from Kirsten Flagstad performing Wagner to Tine Thing Helseth’s Haydn renditions. Some well-selected Norwegian classical works have also made it to the list, including pianist Leif Ove Andsnes playing Geirr Tveitt and vocalist Marianne B. Kielland singing pieces by Grieg and Olav Anton Thommessen.

MIC Norway presents:
Take A Walk on the Dark Side - Norwegian Metal and Steel
A veritable 'Norwegian metal 101' featuring key tracks from acts ranging from Dimmu Borgir and Darkthrone to Nekromantheon and Shining and a whole lot more. Essential listening for everyone willing to take a walk on the Dark Side of Norwegian music.

MIC Norway presents:
Norwegian Electronic Music - 30 Golden Moments
Featuring classic tracks such as Sternklang’s The Herb, Biosphere’s Startoucher, Annie’s Greatest Hit and Röyksopp’s anthem Eple as well as surprises such as a reworked version of Arne Nordheim’s work Vi På Alfabulator and Zoo’s 80s classic Jeg Robot, DJ99’s 30 Golden Moments of Norwegian Electronic Music is a must-listen.

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MIC Norway presents:
Best of 2011 in Norway - 99 Minutes Choice
Razika, Årabrot, Sandra Kolstad, Helge Lien Trio, 120 Days, Casiokids, Fjorden Baby!, Ulver and Jenny Hval are just a few of the 26 strong entries on DJ 99’s carefully selected playlist ‘ Best of 2011 in Norway’ which elegantly sums up a strong year in Norwegian music.

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