The eighteenth century saw lively cultural exchanges between the provincial town of Trondhjem and the Continent. The exhibition In Time with the Countess – Music and People in Trondhjem 1740–1815 offers the audience a vibrant reflection of the different social contexts and fascinating personalities connected to the town’s musical life. Here you will meet the lowly maid turned actress, the count’s daughters performing at social gatherings, the illegitimate son of a priest who became a famous opera singer in Copenhagen, the universal genius Berlin who invented several technical wonders, the drunken town musician who lost everything he owned and many other exciting, feisty and tragic characters from the town’s history. The exhibition is open June 15 2016 – May 20 2017.
Explore a multitude of instruments from all around the world, and use the audio guide to hear exciting stories and musical treats of your choice. The exhibition in the Barn presents various phenomena in music history such as the development of musical societies, music in the homes of the middle- and upper classes in the 1800s, the introduction of the new era with the invention of the piano 300 years ago, the growth of jazz in the 1920s and -30s and the first decades of rock- and pop music. Further, the exhibition demonstrates how sound is made, even up to the electronic instruments of today. Open all year.