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Rikard Nordraak (June 12, 1842–March 20, 1866) was a Norwegian composer, born in Christiania (now Oslo). He set music to his cousin Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's Ja, vi elsker dette landet, which was adopted to Norwegian national anthem in 1864. He was a friend of Edvard Grieg. Nordraak died in Berlin, Germany, only 23 years old.
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