Composers / Arne Nordheim / Places catalog

3 Olavsgate, Larvik

Actually, not much is known about Arne Nordheim's childhood. Not until the 1980s, when the number of interviews grew proportionately to his fame, would he allow the public glimpses of what he thought and felt about his adolescence. Then he tried to interpret his artistic choices in the light of his childhood experiences.

Arne’s parents, Erling and Emma Nordheim, came to Larvik from Hedrum, where the composer's grandfather was a farmer and carpenter, living on the Nordheim farm. As the name suggests, the place was located on the northernmost limit of the parish, next to Hedrum church. Johan and Ellen Nordheim had ten children, and their son Erling was the second youngest. Like most farm children, Erling learnt a practical trade and became an artisan. The farm was sold in 1919, and for the next few years he worked as a carpenter in Hedrum, after which he moved to Larvik.

As a woodworking expert, Erling Nordheim managed a small ski factory in the 1920s and 1930s, manufacturing and exporting skis with stainless steel rims. It is interesting that a pair of such skis were bought in 1927 in Zürich by the German existential philosopher Martin Heidegger, who was an avid skier.

In 1931, Emma and Erling moved to 3 Olavsgate in Larvik, together with their son Johan. Arne Nordheim was born on 20 June 1931.

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13 Øvre Jegerborggate, Larvik Other
3 Olavsgate, Larvik Other
Artists' House Other
Arts Council Norway Other
Bayreuth Appearances
Bekkelaget Sewage Treatment Plant Other
Bergen Festival Appearances
Brekstad in Ørland commune Other
British Broadcasting Corporation Radio / TV
Calmeyergaten Mission House Appearances
City Hall Other
Concertgebouw Appearances
Concert Palace Appearances
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Den Nationale Scene Appearances
Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Publishers / Bookshops
Feliks Nowowiejski Warmia and Masuria Philharmonic Appearances
Festiviteten Other
Grieghallen Appearances
“Grotto” Flats
Håkonshallen Appearances
Henie-Onstad Art Centre in Baerum Education
Hergisheim Flats
International Bach Academy Appearances
Israeli Radio Radio / TV
Israel Music Institute Other
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Other
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Appearances
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Appearances
Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music Education
Larvik church Churches / Places of worship
Lillehammer – Winter Olympic Games Other
Lodge Theatre Performance spaces
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Appearances
National Library Education
National Theatre Performance spaces
Netherlands Dance Theatre
New Music Association
Nidaros Cathedral Churches / Places of worship
Norwegian Academy of Music Education
Norwegian Opera Other
Norwegian Opera at the Folk Theatre Appearances
Norwegian Society of Composers Other
Norwegian Theatre I Other
Norwegian Theatre II Other
Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU Education
NOTAM Education
NRK radio and television Radio / TV
Observatory Other
Old Lodge (Gamle Logen) Appearances
Orchester der Württembergischen Staatsoper Appearances
Osaka Congress Hall (EXPO 70)
Oslo Cathedral Churches / Places of worship
Oslo Conservatory of Music Education
Oslo Philharmonic Appearances
Polish Radio Experimental Studio Radio / TV
Quality Hotel Grand Farris Hotels / Inns
“Rendezvous” for strings Appearances
Rombergata School Education, Other
Royal Norwegian Consulate General, New York Other
Royal Swedish Academy of Music Education
Santori Horu (Suntory Hall) Appearances
Storedal Cultural Centre Other
Swedish Radio Radio / TV
SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg Appearances
Teatro La Fenice Performance spaces
Theatre Café Coffeehouses
Town Hall in Gdańsk Other
Trento Other
University Aula Other
Wailing Wall Churches / Places of worship
Warsaw Autumn Performance spaces
Witold Lutosławski Society Other