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GREAT REVIEWS

The new album (released May 28) is receiving an amazing response. Both Apple and Spotify put in on their list of best new classical releases, while superb reviews are ticking in from all over the globe. "Gorgeous and modern piano pieces. An extension of Erik Satie, Claude Debussy and Jan Johansson", wrote Dagens Næringsliv (Norway). "Music from the innermost depth of the soul ... a beautiful sound world where it feels good to be", writes Nettavisen's Tor Hammerø. "At this, Ihlebæk is a master", writes German JazzThing about the "silent power" in these new compositions, which Jazz Tokyo describe as "music full of kindness that sneaks into the listeners heart". According to Austrian Concerto Magazine, this is album is of "a remarkable standard", confirming that the "northerners master a unique form of lyrical music". Listen to Andreas interviewed on Austrian Ö1 radio Wednesday June 9, where the album will be presented on the classical music program Des Cis. 

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APPLE MUSIC PRESENTS

Apple Music presents: Andreas Ihlebæk on new album I Will Build You A House. Watch the video exclusively on Apple Music here.

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EXCLUSIVE APPLE MUSIC PRE-ADD

The new album I Will Build You A House comes May 28! By pre-adding the album now, you can receive exclusive singles on the Apple Music special edition.  

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PERFORMANCE AT NORWEGIAN GRAMMY'S

See the video of the performance at Spellemannprisen – the Norwegian Grammy's - on NRK here!

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"BEST NEW CLASSICAL RELEASES"

Several new singles are currently playlisted all over Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon and Deezer's playlists for "best new classical". This includes Waltz 21 and Skraavika – both on Apple's Piano Chill, as well as Procession which Spotify has featured on its Classical New Releases. Both Waltz 21 and Procession are featured by Tidal's Piano Spheres, and so on and so on.... If you haven't heard Waltz 21, which Apple gave the highly coveted #1 spot placement on their main global piano list, listen here

Listen to Waltz 21 here

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GLOBAL TOP 10 CLASSICAL

The recently released piano piece Prelude to Storm is quickly rising around the world, and has reached the top 10 on the Global Top 100 Classical Songs chart. 

If you'd like to listen to the piece: 

Apple Music

Spotify

Tidal

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SPELLEMANN NOMINATION

Northern Lullabies has been nominated for Spellemannprisen – the Norwegian Grammy. It has been nominated for children's album of the year. 

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PRELUDE TO STORM

The new piano piece Prelude to Storm was released Jan 20, and thereby completes the suite consisting of In Search of Gardens, She Flies and Spin. 

Prelude to Storm has been playlisted on Apple Music's main piano playlist Piano Chill, where In Search of Gardens also holds a place – after nearly two months on the prestigious classical music list. In addition, Prelude has also been playlisted by Spotify for their Spanish speaking listeners. 

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«ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF THE YEAR»

Going into 2021, Northern Lullabies was named «one of the best albums of the year» in Norwegian press, both by Dagbladet and NRK P2/NRK Klassisk. 

The album has become both a success with critics and listeners, with streams by the millions around the globe, numerous radio stations around Europe devoting time to the album, continuous support from Apple Music – who have playlisted all of five tracks from the album – and enthusiastic reviews steadily coming in.   

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SWR 2 PROGRAM ON NORTHERN LULLABIES

German radio SWR 2 is devoting a full program to Northern Lullabies on 19.12.2020.

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FEATURED ON NEW
CLASSICAL RELEASES

"In Search of Gardens" is one of Spotify's selected pieces for the best new classical releases. An enormous honor to be on this prestigious list. 

Hear the piece and the entire list here.

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NEW PIANO PLAYLIST

This playlist contains the top 10 most popular piano pieces by Andreas Ihlebæk, all of which have entered the exclusive global classical playlists by Apple, Spotify and Tidal, and are streamed by the millions around the world. 

Hear the playlist here:

Apple / Spotify / Tidal

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REVIEW IN PERISKOP

Periskop is a Norwegian magazine that reviews art made for kids/youth. They have written a lovely review of Northern Lullabies, saying "these are lullabies you actually want to fall asleep to".

Read full review here

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IN SEARCH OF GARDENS

The newest single is called In Search of Gardens. It was written in the spring of 2020. 

Links to listen on

Apple, Spotify, Tidal, etc here

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SHE FLIES

This new piano piece was written during the lockdown this spring, and recorded this summer. 

Listen here.

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APPLE & 
NORTHEN LULLABIES

Five piano pieces from the album have made it to Apple Music's global playlists. Astoundingly, this means, half of the album.


DRØMMEVISESO RO, CHLOE'S MIDNIGHT FEAST, VI HAR EI TULLE and BYSSAN LULL have all been featured on Apple Music's playlists for modern classical and jazz. 

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SLEEP ON IT 
TOPS APPLE'S PIANO LIST

With Sleep on it  quickly passing half a million streams and topping Apple Music's premiere piano list, the Come Summer Suite is now complete. The reception for the piano suite has been incredible, from the US and South America to Europe.


Hear the piece – and the full list here.

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CHLOE'S MIDNIGHT FEAST

Chloe's Midnight Feast has been playlisted by Apple Music Jazz in the US.


The piano piece has a special story behind it. What do you hear and imagine? The cover illustration was created by 

Hamdi Barakat, who also did the album cover. 

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NAXOS OF AMERICA INTERVIEW

An interview about background, inspiration, influences... and future projects. 

Read it here

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AUSTRIAN RADIO SPECIAL
ON ANDREAS IHLEBÆK

Austria's state channel Österreich 1 recently aired a 30 min. program devoted to Andreas Ihlebæk and his new album Northern Lullabies. You can listen to the program here.

With the title "Wirknungsvolle Schlaflieder", the host proclaims that these lullabies actually work - including on her own 3 year old son.

Try it yourself  here.

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PLAYLISTED ON
NDR AND DEUTSCHLANDFUNK KULTUR

NDR and Deutschlandfunk Kultur – both German nation-wide public broadcast radio stations – have playlisted tracks from Northern Lullabies. Reviews for the album are enthusiastic, saying "Ihlebæk succeeds spectacularly" and calling it "neoclassical excellence"

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NEW PIANO PIECE:
ONE MORE

The piano piece One More is out now. It has has been playlisted on Apple Music's Piano Chill and three other official playlists in modern classical by Apple Music and Tidal.

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NEW ALBUM:
NORTHERN LULLABIES

The album Northern Lullabies is out now! It has been released by NXN / Naxos Music Group world wide. 

For all info on the album, go to the Northern Lullabies page

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COME SUMMER

This piano piece has now been featured

on numerous major playlists in modern classical by Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal. 

Listen on Apple Music

or on Spotify here.

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THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS

The latest single is a duet, written

with the Norwegian singer-songwriter

Rikke Normann.


Don't fear the title.

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LIVE VIDEO

The latest live video has been spreading in social media, and we are humbled by so many people expressing how much this music has been of value to them these days.