Vilhelm Krag (24 December 1871 – 10 July 1933) was a Norwegian poet, author, journalist and cultural personality. Known for coining the term Sørlandet to describe a region of Norway, he was the younger brother of the novelist Thomas Krag.
His first volume of poetry, which came out in 1891, included many of his best-known poems: "Fandango", "Der skreg en fugl" (A bird cried), "Liden Kirsten" (Little Kirsten), "Majnat" (May night), "Mens jeg venter" (While I'm waiting), "Moderen synger" (The mother sings) and "Og jeg vil ha mig en hjertenskjær" (And I will have me a sweetheart).
Edvard Grieg set Krag's lyrics to music in his Opus 60, published in 1894. In the early 20th century works by Krag were recorded in America by Florence Bodinoff, George Hamlin, Nathalie Hansen, Eleonora Olson, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Aalrud Tillisch, and Carsten Woll.
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- Norwegian writers 1500 to 1900 (Dictionary of literary biography v. 354) by Lanae H. Isaacson, (Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning, 2010) pp. 175-187.
- Fandango: streaming audio ndla.no. Retrieved: 9 September 2014.
- Liden Kirsten: streaming audio youtube.com. Retrieved: 9 September 2014.
- Digte, by Vilhelm Krag, (Bergen: John Griegs Forlag, 1891).
- Digte af Vilhelm Krag: for en mellemstemme med piano: op. 60 by Edvard Grieg, (Copenhagen: Hansen, 1894).
- Liden Kirsten ucsb.edu. Retrieved: 11 September 2014.
- O, Herre: streaming audio archive.org. Retrieved: 9 September 2014.
- Der skreg en fugl: streaming audio gac.edu. Retrieved: 9 September 2014.
- Vilhelm Krag (author) ucsb.edu. Retrieved: 9 September 2014.
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- Works by or about Vilhelm Krag at Internet Archive
- Vilhelm Krag texts set to music at the LiederNet Archive
- Vilhelm Krag recordings and translations
- Vilhelm Krag at the Internet Archive
- English translation of Fandango
Articles in Norwegian
- Vilhelm Krag at the Great Norwegian encyclopedia
- Vilhelm Krag at the Norwegian biographical encyclopedia
Vilhelm Krag at the National Jukebox
Vilhelm Krag at the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project