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Jón Liefs (1899-1968): Complete Songs / Finnur Bjarnason, tenor; Orn Magnusson, piano
Jón Liefs (1899-1968): Complete Songs / Finnur Bjarnason, tenor; Orn Magnusson, piano

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2016-04-08

Works: Jón Leifs: Memorial Songs on the Death of Jónas Hallgrímsson, for voice & piano, Op. 45; Songs from the Saga Symphony, for voice & piano, Op. 25; Icelandic Folk-Songs (2), for vo...
Performers: Bjarnason, Finnur; Magnusson, Orn

Something of a cult figure, Jón Leifs is especially known for spectacular orchestral works often inspired by the natural phenomena of his native Iceland -...continue...
Recording information: Salurinn, Kópavogur (Kopavogur Concert Hall), Iceland (2000-12-??&2001-01-??&2001-)....continue...
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Crossing Over - Works by Daniel Elder, Nicolai Kedrov, Jon Leifs, William Schumann, John Tavener, Anna Thorvaldsdottir & Robert Vuichard / Skylark
Crossing Over - Works by Daniel Elder, Nicolai Kedrov, Jon Leifs, William Schumann, John Tavener, Anna Thorvaldsdottir & Robert Vuichard / Skylark

2 CD / Sono Luminus / 2016-03-25

Works: Daniel Elder: Elegy, for chorus & soloists; John Tavener: Butterfly Dreams, for chorus; Funeral Ikos, for chorus; Nikolai Kedrov Sr.: Otche nach (Our Father), for chorus; Jón Leifs: Requiem fo...
Performers: Moyer, Sarah [Soprano Vocal]; Petrus, Jessica; Rood, Margot
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Ensemble: Skylark

Crossing Over is comprised of compositions that depict the dream state at the end of life. Featuring unique voices in choral composition from around the...continue...
Recording information: The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, Mass (06/22/2015-06/25/2015)....continue...
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Nordic Journey, Vol. 5 - Music of Scandinavian composers Sixten, Lindberg, Bengtsson, Koch, Sandageroi, Aberg, Lindberg, Malmfors, Gronbech, Nielsen / James Hicks, organ
Nordic Journey, Vol. 5 - Music of Scandinavian composers Sixten, Lindberg, Bengtsson, Koch, Sandageroi, Aberg, Lindberg, Malmfors, Gronbech, Nielsen / James Hicks, organ

2 CD / Pro Organo / 2015-12-08

Works: Fredrik Sixten: Nordic Fanfare, for organ; Organ Sonata; Tango on Hymn 303 ("There is one way to heaven"), for organ; Oskar Lindberg: Konsertfantasi, for organ; Nils Lindberg: Dalabilder (Dalecarlian...
Performers: Hicks, James D.

James Hicks offers his fifth volume of organ music by Scandinavian composers performed on the organ at Kalmar Cathedral in Kalmar, Sweden....continue...
Recording information: Kalmar Cathedral, Kalmar, Sweden (04/28/2015-04/30/2015)....continue...
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Jon Leifs (1899-1968): Elegies, Op. 35; Quintet, Op. 50; Variazioni pastorale, Op. 8; Scherzo concerto, Op. 58 / various artists
Jon Leifs (1899-1968): Elegies, Op. 35; Quintet, Op. 50; Variazioni pastorale, Op. 8; Scherzo concerto, Op. 58 / various artists

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Works: Jón Leifs: Scherzo concreto, Op. 58; Quintet, for flute, clarinet, basson, viola & cello, Op. 50; Variations on a Theme by Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 8; Elegies, Op. 35
Performers: Edvaldsdottir, Sigrun; Gudmundsdottir, Thorunn [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Gunnarsson, Sigurdur Bjarki; Ingolfsdottir, Inga Ros; Ingolfsdottir, Rut; Johannesson, Einar; Marinosdottir, Thorunn Osk [Viola];...
Conductors: Wilkinson, Bernhardur
Ensemble: ; Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra

Aside from three impressive string quartets, Icelandic composer Jon Leifs’ (1899–1968) chamber music consists of only two original works - Quintet, op. 50, Scherzo concreto,...continue...
Recording information: Vídistada Church (2002-05-??&2004-11-??&2005-)....continue...
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BIS 2070
Jón Leifs: EilífD, Eternity
Jón Leifs: EilífD, Eternity

1 CD / Smekkleysa / 2014-07-08

Works: Jón Leifs: Mors et Vita. Quartetto I, Op 21; Vita et Mors. quartet No 2, Op 36; Quartet for Strings No 3, "El Greco", Op 64

Jón Leifs was born at Sólheimar farm in North Iceland, and left for Germany in 1916 to study at the Leipzig Conservatory. Beginning with piano...continue...
Recording information: Stúdió Syrland, Upptökur fóru fram í Vidistadakirkju (2010-06-??&2012-03-??&2012-)....continue...
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SMEK 81
Jón Leifs: Scherzo concreto, Op. 58; Quintet, Op. 50; Variazioni; Pastorale, Op. 8; Elegies, Op. 35
Jón Leifs: Scherzo concreto, Op. 58; Quintet, Op. 50; Variazioni; Pastorale, Op. 8; Elegies, Op. 35

1 CD / Smekkleysa / 2013-04-09

Works: Jón Leifs: Scherzo concreto, Op. 58; Quintet, for flute, clarinet, basson, viola & cello, Op. 50; Variations on a Theme by Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 8; Elegies, Op. 35
Performers: Arnlaugsson, Gudmundur; Askelsson, Arni; Baldvinsson, Johann; Berg_orsson, Bragi; Bjornsson, Bjarni Benedikt; Edvaldsdottir, Sigurlaug; Einarsson, Runar; Eyjolfsson, Eyjolfur; Gudmundsdottir, _orunn;...
Conductors: Wilkinson, Bernhardur
Ensemble: Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra

Chamber music was never the main focus of Jón Leif ' s compositional activity. The ideal venue for his often rough and primitive music was...continue...
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SMEK 46
Life & Lyrics
Life & Lyrics

1 CD / Icelandic Music / 2010-04-13

Works: Bjarni _orsteinsson: Vor og haust, for voice & piano (Spring and autumn); Sigfús Einarsson: Draumalandid (Land of Dreams), for voice & piano; Sigvaldi S. Kaldalons: Vorar samt, for voice & pia...
Performers: Bragason, Sigurdur [Baritone]; Sighvatsson, Hjalmur [Piano]

Baritone Sigurdur Bragason is one of Iceland's best-known singers and is much sought after as an interpreter of Icelandic, Russian, German and Italian songs. His...continue...
Recording information: Udo-van-Meeteren-Saal, Düsseldorf, Germany / Köln, Germ (05/2008/02/2009)....continue...
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ICM 914
Earquake - The Loudest Classical Music of All Time
Earquake - The Loudest Classical Music of All Time

1 CD / Ondine / 2008-11-06

Works: Howard Hanson: Symphony no 6; Ture Rangström: Symphony no 4 "Invocatio"; Aram Khachaturian: Gayaneh; Sergey Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Op. 20; Jacob Druckman: Prism; Silvestre Revueltas: La Noch...
Conductors: Segerstam, Leif
Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

"This is the single most exciting disc I have ever recorded. The torch is lit by Hanson, and burns with Prokofiev, Nielsen, Respishi and Shostakovich,...continue...
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Leifs: The Creation of the World / Bäumer, Gudbjörnsson
Leifs: The Creation of the World / Bäumer, Gudbjörnsson

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2007-11-09

Works: Jón Leifs: Edda no 1, Op. 20 "Creation of the World"
Performers: Gudbjornsson, Gunnar; Kristinsson, Bjarni Thor
Conductors: Bäumer, Hermann
Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Schola Cantorum Reykjavík

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BIS 1350SA
Leifs: Scherzo Concreto, Op 58 / Wilkinson, Reykjavik CO
Leifs: Scherzo Concreto, Op 58 / Wilkinson, Reykjavik CO

1 CD / Icelandic Music / 2007-10-01

Works: Jón Leifs: Scherzo Concreto, Op. 58
Conductors: Wilkinson, Bernhardur
Ensemble: Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra
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ICM 46
Nordic Showcase / Lindberg, Tognetti, et al
Nordic Showcase / Lindberg, Tognetti, et al

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2007-06-01

Works: Carl Nielsen: Little Suite for Strings in A minor, FS 6/Op. 1; Johan Svendsen: Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 26; Anders Wesström: Armide; Jón Leifs: Variations on a Theme...
Performers: Tognetti, Richard
Conductors: Lindberg, Christian
Ensemble: Nordic Chamber Orchestra
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BIS 1538
Leifs: Vikingasvar, etc / Bäumer, Gunnarsdóttir, Bjarnason
Leifs: Vikingasvar, etc / Bäumer, Gunnarsdóttir, Bjarnason

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2005-06-01

Works: Jón Leifs: A Viking's Answer, Op. 54; Lay of the Hunding-slayer, Op. 61; Groa's Spell, Op. 62; Jónas Hallgrímsson in memoriam, Op. 48; Vorvísa, Op. 46; Landfall, Op. 41; Iceland C...
Performers: Bjarnason, Finnur; Gunnarsdottir, Gudrun Edda; Sigurdarson, Olafur Kjartan
Conductors: Bäumer, Hermann
Ensemble: Fóstbraedur Male Choir ; Hallgrimskirkja Motet Choir; Hallgrimskirkja Schola Cantorum; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Kársnesskóli Boys' Choir
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BIS 1080
Leifs: Complete Songs / Bjarnason, Magnusson
Leifs: Complete Songs / Bjarnason, Magnusson

2 CD / Icelandic Music / 2005-03-01

Works: Jón Leifs: Memorial Songs on the Death of Jónas Hallgrimsson, Op. 45; Songs from the Saga Symphony, Op. 25; Icelandic Folksongs (2), Op. 19b; Songs (2), Op. 18a; Verses (3) from Hávam&...
Performers: Bjarnason, Finnur; Magnusson, Orn
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ICM 20
Leifs: Baldr / Kropsu, Guybjornsson, Iceland SO, et al
Leifs: Baldr / Kropsu, Guybjornsson, Iceland SO, et al

2 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2002-08-25

Works: Jón Leifs: Baldur, choreographic drama for tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op. 34
Performers: Askelsson, Hördur; Gudbjornsson, Gunnar
Conductors: Kropsu, Kari
Ensemble: Schola Cantorum
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BIS 1230
Leifs: Hafís, etc / Manson, Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Leifs: Hafís, etc / Manson, Iceland Symphony Orchestra

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2000-09-01

Works: Jón Leifs: Hafis, for mixed chorus & orchestra (Drift Ice), Op. 63; Songs (2) for mezzo-soprano voice & orchestra (or piano), Op. 14a; Gudrúnarkvida, for mezzo-soprano voice, tenor voice, b...
Performers: Gudbjornsson, Gunnar
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BIS 1050
Gifts of the Spirit - Iclandic Church Music / Bóasdóttir
Gifts of the Spirit - Iclandic Church Music / Bóasdóttir

1 CD / Icelandic Music / 2000-05-01

Works: Icelandic Traditional: The Lily, for voice & organ; One God on the highest; Never neglect thy daily prayer; Heavenly flower; Jesus, my morning star; Jón Leifs: Church Songs (3) for voice & org...
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ICM 811
Leifs: Hekla and Other Orchestral Works / Shao, Iceland SO
Leifs: Hekla and Other Orchestral Works / Shao, Iceland SO

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1999-08-30

Works: Jón Leifs: Iceland Overture for orchestra, Op 9; Requiem for chorus, Op 33b; Galdra-Loftr, incidental music, Op. 6; Réminiscence du Nord, for string orchestra, Op. 40; Hekla, tone poem for ...
Conductors: Shao, En
Ensemble: Hallgrimskirkja Motet Choir; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Schola Cantorum
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BIS 1030
Icelandic Music for Solo Violin / Rut Ingólfsdóttir
Icelandic Music for Solo Violin / Rut Ingólfsdóttir

1 CD / Icelandic Music / 1999-08-01

Works: Jón Leifs: Studies for solo violin, Op. 3; Hallgrimur Helgason: Sonata for solo violin (Sónata fyrir einleiksfiolu); Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson: Dimension, for solo vi...
Performers: Ingólfsdóttir, Rut

"Rut Ingolfsdottir's playing is magnificent--commanding and passionate--and ITM's recording is vivid, airy, and lucid, offering an ideal perspective for the solo instrument. I will return...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording ICM 810
Leifs: Dettifoss, Organ Concerto, etc / Shao, Iceland SO
Leifs: Dettifoss, Organ Concerto, etc / Shao, Iceland SO

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1999-04-30

Works: Jón Leifs: Concerto for organ & orchestra, Op. 7; Variations on a Theme by Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 8; Fine II, Op. 56; Dettifoss, for orchestra, mixed choir and baritone, Op. 57
Conductors: Shao, En
Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
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BIS 930
Jón Leifs: Geysir, etc / Vänskä, Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Jón Leifs: Geysir, etc / Vänskä, Iceland Symphony Orchestra

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1997-02-10

Works: Jón Leifs: Geysir, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 51; Trilogia piccola, for orchestra, Op.1; Images (3) for orchestra, Op. 44; Islensk rímnadanslög (Icelandic Dances), for piano, Op....
Conductors: Vänskä, Osmo
Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
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BIS 830
Visions and Images - Jón Leifs / Zukofsky, Iceland Symphony
Visions and Images - Jón Leifs / Zukofsky, Iceland Symphony

1 CD / Icelandic Music / 1995-12-22

Works: Jón Leifs: Geysir, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 51; Landsyn Overture for male chorus & orchestra, Op. 41; Images (3) for orchestra, Op. 44; Hekla, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 52
Conductors: Zukofsky, Paul [Violin]
Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Reykjavík Male Chorus
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ICM 604
Animato - Icelandic Chamber Works / Gunnarsson, Caput
Animato - Icelandic Chamber Works / Gunnarsson, Caput

1 CD / Icelandic Music / 1995-11-01

Works: Jón Leifs: Islensk rímnadanslög (Icelandic Dances), for piano, Op. 11; Askell Masson: Elja, for ten instruments; Lárus Halldór Grímsson: Tales from a Forlorn Fortress, f...
Conductors: Gunnarsson, Gudmundur; Gunnarsson, Gudmundur Oli
Ensemble: Caput Ensemble
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ICM 808
Jón Leifs: Saga Symphony / Osmo Vänskä, Iceland Symphony
Jón Leifs: Saga Symphony / Osmo Vänskä, Iceland Symphony

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1995-10-15

Works: Jón Leifs: Symphony no 1, Op. 26 "Saga"
Conductors: Vänskä, Osmo
Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
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BIS 730
Leifs: The Three String Quartets / The Yggdrasil Quartet
Leifs: The Three String Quartets / The Yggdrasil Quartet

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1994-12-01

Works: Jón Leifs: Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 21 "Mors et vita"; Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 36 "Vita et mors"; Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 64 "El Greco"
Performers: Nystrom, Per; Oman, Per; Paulsson, Fredrik; Westlund, Robert
Conductors:
Ensemble: Yggdrasil Quartet
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BIS 691
Leifs: The Complete Piano Music / Örn Magnússon
Leifs: The Complete Piano Music / Örn Magnússon

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1994-11-01

Works: Jón Leifs: Reverie; Intermezzo for Piano, Op. 1 no 2; Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 2; Icelandic Folk Songs for Piano; Icelandic Dances, Op. 11; New Icelandic Dances, Op. 14b; Boy's Song for Piano, ...
Performers: Magnusson, Orn
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BIS 692
An Anthology of Icelandic Choir Music / Jón Stefánsson
An Anthology of Icelandic Choir Music / Jón Stefánsson

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1994-09-22

Works: Anonymous, Icelandic: Upphaf _orlákstída (Office of St. Thorlak); Maríukvædi; Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson: O, Gud vors lands (National Anthem, Iceland); Helgi Helgason: Lo...
Conductors: Stefansson, Jon

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BIS 239
Piano Music from Iceland / Orn Magnússon
Piano Music from Iceland / Orn Magnússon

1 CD / Icelandic Music / 1991-12-01

Works: Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson: Idylle for piano; Dance for piano; Páll Isólfsson: Piano pieces (3), Op. 5; Jón Leifs: Pieces (4) for piano, Op 2; Thorkell Sigurbjornsson: Hans Va...
Performers: Magnusson, Orn
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ICM 802
Icelandic Choral Music
Icelandic Choral Music

1 CD / Icelandic Music / 1990-07-01

Works: Jón Nordal: Surroundings, for chorus; Good Advice, for chorus; Invocation to the Rock, for chorus; Fair Little Friends, for chorus; Jón Leifs: Requiem for chorus, Op 33b; Thorkell Sigurbjor...
Conductors: Ingólfsdóttir, Thorgerdur
Ensemble: Hamrahlíd Choir
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