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Music of Norway

Much has been learned about early music in Norway from physical artifacts found during archaeological digs. These include instruments such as the lur. Viking and medieval sagas also describe musical activity, as do the accounts of priests and pilgrims from all over Europe coming to visit St Olaf's grave in Trondheim. In the later part of the 19th century, Norway experienced economic growth leading to greater industrialization and urbanization. More music was made in the cities, and opera performances and symphony concerts were considered to be of high standards. In this era both prominent composers and performers combined the European traditions with Norwegian tones. The import of music and musicians for dance and entertainment grew, and this continued in the 20th century, even more so when gramophone records and radio became common. In the last half of the 20th century, Norway, like many other countries in the world, underwent a roots revival that saw indigenous music being revived. Aurora Morten Harket Marit Larsen Sigrid Astrid S Paul Waaktaar-Savoy Marion Raven Sivert Høyem Magne Furuholmen Kurt Nilsen Anna of the North Susanne Sundfør Mari Boine Lene Marlin Ane Brun Odd Nordstoga Alan Walker Sondre Lerche Margaret Berger Venke Knutson Todd Terje Dagny Norvoll Sandvik Morten Abel Silje Halstensen Sissel Kyrkjebø Tom Hugo Teddy Nelson1939–1992 Einar Kvitrafn Selvik Magnet Ingrid Helene Håvik Alexandra Rotan Sigvart Dagsland Erlend Øye Svein Berge Torbjørn Brundtland Robert Burås Dina Erlend Bratland Cato Sundberg Samsaya Kaja Gunnufsen Maria Mena Bjørn Eidsvåg Varg Vikernes Mira Craig Jarle Bernhoft Thomas Dybdahl Åge Aleksandersen Cashmere Cat Bertine Zetlitz Maria Haukaas Storeng