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  1. Classical music for all: the Norwegian example

    On August 15th I was in Bergen, Norway. It's the city where Grieg was born and he conducted the important Bergen Filharmoniske. I was walking through the main street when I saw an enormous stage where an orchestra was rehearsing. I saw on a big screen: "Tonight at 7pm - Bergen Filharmoniske - Peer Gynt by H.Ibsen and E.Grieg". Wow, I said. A free concert in the city center - I'll go. Peer Gynt is the quintessence of Norwegian culture: their best writer was Ibsen and their best musician ...