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Wydawnictwo: Bis
Nr katalogowy: BIS 2170
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: luty 2016
EAN: 7318590021705
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Epoka muzyczna: 20 wiek do 1960
Obszar (język): islandzki
Instrumenty: , fortepian
Rodzaj: pieśń

Leifs: Complete Songs

Bis - BIS 2170
Finnur Bjarnason, tenor
Örn Magnússon, piano
Nagrody i rekomendacje
Diapason 5 klassik heute 10
Memorial Songs on the Death of Jónas Hallgrímsson, Op.45
Songs from the Saga Symphony, Op.25
Two Icelandic Folk Songs, Op.19b
Two Songs, Op.18a
Three Verses from Hávamál, Op.4
Stand, House of Stone, Op.47a
Two Songs, Op.14a
Three Songs from Icelandic Sagas, Op.24
Three Songs, Op.23
Memory-Land, Op.27 No.3
Love Verses from the Edda, Op.18b
Old Scaldic Verses from Iceland, Op.31
Three Icelandic Hymns, Op.12a
Torrek, Op.33a
Something of a cult figure, Jón Leifs is especially known for spectacular orchestral works often inspired by the natural phenomena of his native Iceland – such as volcanoes (Hekla) or waterfalls (Dettífoss) – or the great Icelandic sagas (Saga Symphony, and the large-scale, unfinished Edda oratorio). But throughout a turbulent life, Leifs also composed a number of solo songs all of which are gathered here. These 32 songs (including several folk song arrange­ments) often give unusually clear insights into the com­poser: more than Leifs’ work in any other genre, his song writing was often inspired by deeply personal events in his life, and consequently span a huge range of emotion and expression, from delicate lullabies to the most forceful of epic songs. This is brought out by Finnur Bjarnason and Örn Magnússon, both stalwart champions of the music by their compatriot in concert and on disc. Bjarnason has previously appeared on BIS in the substantial Gróa’s Spell for alto, tenor and orchestra (BIS-1080), while Magnússon has recorded the complete piano music for the label (on BIS-692). The present performances were originally released on the Smekkleysa label, in 2001, as a two-disc set. For this release they have been remastered and combined on a single disc by BIS Records, in the hope that they will reach a new and wider audience, serving as an introduction to and deepening the understanding of a highly individual voice in 20th century music.

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