The Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound closes its doors.

The Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound closes its doors. But we are moving to Stavanger City Archives: Archives house in Ullandhaug. It will be possible […]

Rarities from our collection

Victor Massé (1822-1884) was a French composer from the romantic period. He was a student at the Paris Conservatory. He won the Prix de Rome […]

24th December

Jul1644 BKN: 73753574 Offenbach, Jacques (Jakob Jacob Eberst), DE – FR, 1819 – 1880 Tales of Hoffmann [Musikkopptak]: Barcarolle / Offenbach. UK: The Parlophon Co. […]

23th December

Jul1643 BKN: 73753573 Rossini, Gioachino (Antonio), it, 1792 – 1868 La Cenerentola: Act II [Musikkopptak]: Scene and rondo finale “Nacqui all’affanno” (I was born to […]

The collection of recorded music and associated items is one of the largest private collections of its kind in the world. The collection currently contains more than 120,000 LP records, 50,000 78 rpm records, 10,000 audio reel tapes, 5,000 video and music cassettes, 5,000 books on music, record catalogues and periodicals, as well as extensive equipment for playing and copying of recordings.



The Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound is adjacent to the Bjergsted park, a 5-minute walk from the city center. Either along the pier or through idyllic old Stavanger.