Thorsteinson & Schumann / Róbertsson, Sigurðardóttir

Release Date: 10/22/2021
Label: Fuga Libera
Catalog Number: 787
Number of Discs: 1

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Icelandic bass-baritone Andri Björn Róbertsson, and pianist Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir, perform Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis op. 24 and Liederkreis op. 39, along with seven songs by the Icelandic composer Árni Thorsteinson. The two Liederkreise were composed during Schumann´s Year of Song in 1840. More than sixty years later Thorsteinson began publishing his songs, and they were instantly regarded as national treasures by the Icelandic nation. The program invites the listener on a mysterious journey through nature, love, death and the unknown. Andri Björn Róbertsson studied at the Reykjavík Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts in his native Iceland, RAM and the National Opera Studio. In the 2020/21 season, Icelandic bass-baritone Andri Björn Róbertsson returns to Zurich Opera with the La Scintilla Orchestra for St John’s Passion and revisits the roles of Witness 3 and Madman in George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence at the Châtelet.
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1. Liederkreis, Op. 24 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Andri Björn Róbertsson (Bass-Baritone), Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir (piano)
Written: 1840 ;
2. Liederkreis, Op. 39 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir (piano), Andri Björn Róbertsson (Bass-Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
3. Þess bera menn sár by Árni Thorsteinsson
Performer: Andri Björn Róbertsson (Bass-Baritone), Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir (piano)
4. Kirkjuhvoll by Árni Thorsteinsson
Performer: Andri Björn Róbertsson (Bass-Baritone), Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir (piano)
5. Vorgyðjan kemur by Árni Thorsteinsson
Performer: Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir (piano), Andri Björn Róbertsson (Bass-Baritone)
6. Friður á jörðu by Árni Thorsteinsson
Performer: Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir (piano), Andri Björn Róbertsson (Bass-Baritone)
Performer: Andri Björn Róbertsson (Bass-Baritone), Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir (piano)
8. Fögur sem forðum by Árni Thorsteinsson
Performer: Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir (piano), Andri Björn Róbertsson (Bass-Baritone)
Performer: Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir (piano), Andri Björn Róbertsson (Bass-Baritone)
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