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Sigmund’s music needs to be listened to, as it defies description. His unique style is not only present in his original compositions but throughout all his albums which include everything from popular tunes to folk music and orchestral works. His music is often described as “Nordic” or “arctic” with “blue” moods.

Videos


Sigmund performs from piano concerto no. 21 by Mozart on Norwegian television NRK’s morning programme. Ellen Bødtker on harp.


Sigmund and Ivar Anton Waagaard play Grieg’s At Rondane on Norwegian television.


Sigmund performs his own composition Aria, with Ellen Bødtker on harp, at Norwegian television NRK’s morning programme, followed by an interview (in Norwegian).


Sigmund and Ivar Anton Waagard plays Norwegian dance no. 2 by Edvard Grieg on Norwegian morning TV, followed by an interview (in Norwegian).


Video from the recording session of harmOrgan at Uranienborg Church in Oslo, September 2010.


From the 5th Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival in 2004 in Hong Kong.

External videos

dacapo1995

Sigmund and Tommy Reilly feature extensively in this 1995 DaCapo show from NRK.

motlys-nrk-1991

On New Year’s Eve 1991, Sigmund performed his composition Motlys / Against the light in NRK’s studio.

takk-for-maten-ingrid

Sigmund performs Begin the Beguine in NRK’s tribute programme to TV chef Ingrid Espelid Hovig in August 1994.

munnspell-og-snabelskøyter-1986

A 1986 TV drama for young children. Sigmund composed the music.

Audio

Play tracks from the album Harmonica Hits (2014):

5 minute medley

Play tracks from the album harmOrgan (2010):

I himmelen

Recorder sonata in F major (Händel)

Se vi går opp til Jerusalem

Play tracks from the album Grieg Album (2007):

Solveig’s song

Old mother

 At Rondane

Play tracks from the album Here, There and Everywhere (2004):

Here, There and Everywhere

Gloria

Theme from The Sundowners

Play tracks from the album Classical Harmonica (2012):

Hope

Cavatina

Andante

Play tracks from various albums:

Aria (from the album Aria, 1988)

Svalbard theme (from the album Siesta, 1993)

Friends (from the album Colour Slides, 1985)

Image galleries

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Images from Sigmund’s Christmas concert at Slemmestad church in Røyken on December 21, 2015. He was accompanied by Iver Kleive and Røyken Chamber Choir, conducted by Torild Høivang.

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Images from Sigmund’s concert in Fagerborg church, Oslo, on December 12th 2013. The choir accompanying Sigmund and Øystein Lund Olafsen (conductor and piano) was Gospelkoret HIM.

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Images from Sigmund’s tour in Hungary, September 2013. Four concerts; in Pécs with Szabolcs Szamosi, then three concerts with Budapest Strings (Budapesti Vonosok) in Budapest, Kaposvar and Pécs. The pics show Sigmund with Szabolcs, and the orchestra’s rehearsal in Kodály Centre in Pécs.

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Images from Sigmund’s concert at the National Library in Oslo on January 18th, 2014.

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Images from Sigmund’s tour in South Korea, September 2013. The images are from Seoul Museum of Arts, with the harmonica orchestra in Anyang, and at the Korean Folk Village in Jeonju. Also the special Korean-only compilation CD, Harmonica Fantasy which contains much of what was played at the tour, including the Korean folk song Arirang, arranged by Sigmund, and Gavotte en rondeau by Bach, arranged by Tommy Reilly.

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