SKU 3570

SONG OF NORWAY (1970) * with switchable English subtitles *

Toralv Maurstad as Edvard Grieg Florence Henderson as Nina Grieg Christina Schollin as Therese Berg Frank Porretta as Rikard Nordraak Oskar Homolka as Engstrand Robert Morley as Berg Edward G. Robinson as Krogstad Harry Secombe as Bioernstjerne Bjoernson Elizabeth Larner as Mrs. Bjoernson Frederick Jaeger as Henrik Ibsen Henry Gilbert as Franz Liszt Richard Wordsworth as Hans Christian Andersen Bernard Archard as George Nordraak

Composer Edvard Grieg is struggling to get his music noticed by other musicians and publishers in Norway and Denmark. Grieg wants to write lyrical music representing his country. He gradually promotes his works with the help of composer and friend Rikard Nordraak. During these early years (the 1860's), Norway wasn't especially looking for a composer of nationalistic music. In the film, Grieg complains about the lack of local interest in Norwegian folk music. An old flame helps subsidize a series of concerts for Grieg. He then applies for a travel grant, and his wife Nina befriends a local pianist, who then writes a letter to Franz Liszt on Grieg's behalf. Grieg receives the grant, and leaves for Rome, while Nina remains in Norway. 

DVD-R is in English with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 141 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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