Musikkritikk = Music criticism

Musikkritikk.no writes in-depth criticism about all Norwegian records in the genres Classical Music and Contemporary Music. It will also write about selected live performances (national and international) and international recordings.

The site is run by me, Magnus Andersson, who works full-time as a music critic. Thanks to a generous two-year scholarship from Arts Council Norway, I can devote half my time to Musikkritikk.no

Music Critic

Magnus Andersson

Short bio

I have been a leading music critic in Norway since 2003. In 2015 I began working as chief critic for classical in Klassekampen/Musikkmagasinet. Before this I wrote ten years for Morgenbladet. I have written around 700 articles in papers and magazines.

I have two master’s degrees, one in piano performance and one as a musicologist. I also have a PhD degree and I have worked as a senior research fellow at The Norwegian Academy of Music.

  • Klassekampen is a left-wing paper with the best coverage of cultural affairs in Norway. I write in the weekly supplement: Musikkmagasinet.
  • Morgenbladet is a weekly paper read by highly educated people.

You can read my full resumé (in Norwegian) here: https://www.musikkritikk.no/om/