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Jón Leifs: Scherzo concreto, Op. 58; Quintet, Op. 50; Variazioni; Pastorale, Op. 8; Elegies, Op. 35

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>Leifs, Jón : Scherzo concreto, Op. 58
>Leifs, Jón : Quintet, for flute, clarinet, basson, viola & cello, Op. 50
>Leifs, Jón : Variations on a Theme by Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 8
>Leifs, Jón : Elegies, Op. 35

Album Summary

>Leifs, Jón : Scherzo concreto, Op. 58
>Leifs, Jón : Quintet, for flute, clarinet, basson, viola & cello, Op. 50
>Leifs, Jón : Variations on a Theme by Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 8
>Leifs, Jón : Elegies, Op. 35
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Notes & Reviews:

Chamber music was never the main focus of Jón Leif ' s compositional activity. The ideal venue for his often rough and primitive music was the large concert hall. And his "instrument" was the symphony orchestra, enlarged by a unique assembly of rare percussion instruments.



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Works Details

>Leifs, Jón : Scherzo concreto, Op. 58
  • Conductor: Bernhardur Wilkinson
  • Ensemble: Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Leifs, Jón : Quintet, for flute, clarinet, basson, viola & cello, Op. 50
  • Performers: Martial Nardeau (Flute); Einar Johannesson (Clarinet); Thorunn Marinosdottir (Viola); Rúnar H. Vilbergsson (Bassoon); Martial Nardeau (Piccolo); Inga Ingolfsdottir (Cello)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Leifs, Jón : Variations on a Theme by Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 8
  • Performers: Thorunn Marinosdottir (Viola); Inga Ingolfsdottir (Cello); Sigurlaug Edvaldsdóttir (Violin); Rut Ingólfsdóttir (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Leifs, Jón : Elegies, Op. 35
  • Performers: Arni Askelsson (Violin); Gudmundur Arnlaugsson (Violin); Egill Arni Pálsson (Violin); Bjarni Benedikt Björnsson (Violin); Hugi Jónsson (Violin); Magnús Gudmundsson (Violin); Einar Jörundsson (Violin); Jóhann Baldvinsson (Violin); Rut Ingólfsdóttir (Violin); Benedikt Ingólfsson (Violin); Bragi Berg_órsson (Violin); Hafsteinn _órólfsson (Violin); Heimir Jónatansson (Violin); Rúnar Einarsson (Violin); Hreidar Ingi _orsteinsson (Violin); Halldór Vilhelmsson (Violin); Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson (Violin); _órunn Gudmundsdóttir (Violin)
  • Conductor: Bernhardur Wilkinson
  • Ensemble: Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 21 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern