MEGA has deleted a lot of my files and it's hard for me to know which ones that need to be re-uploaded.
So, if you find an expired link and want a re-up, please leave a comment. Just not too many requests at once.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Mieczysław Weinberg - Symphonies Nos. 14 & 16 (Gabriel Chmura)


Information

Composer: Mieczysław Weinberg
  • (01) Symphony No. 16, Op. 131
  • (07) Symphony No. 14, Op. 117

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gabriel Chmura, conductor

Date: 2006
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010334

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Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Symphony No. 4; Sinfonietta No. 2 (Gabriel Chmura)


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Composer: Mieczysław Weinberg
  • (01) Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 61
  • (05) Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, Op. 47 No. 1
  • (06) Sinfonietta No. 2 in A minor, Op. 74

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gabriel Chmura, conductor

Date: 2004
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010237

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Mieczysław Weinberg - Symphony No. 5; Sinfonietta No. 1 (Gabriel Chmura)


Information

Composer: Mieczysław Weinberg
  • (01) Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 76
  • (05) Sinfonietta No. 1, Op. 41

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gabriel Chmura, conductor

Date: 2003
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010128

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Ernest Chausson - Poème de l'amour et de la mer; Symphonie op. 20 (Véronique Gens; Alexandre Bloch)


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Composer: Ernest Chausson
  1. Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19: I. La fleur des eaux
  2. Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19: Interlude
  3. Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19: II. La mort de l'amour
  4. Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20: I. Lent - Allegro vivo
  5. Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20: II. Très lent
  6. Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20: III. Animé

Véronique Gens, soprano (1-3)
Orchestre National de Lille
Alexandre Bloch, conductor

Date: 2019
Label: Alpha
https://outhere-music.com/fr/albums/chausson-poeme-de-l-amour-et-de-la-mer-symphonie-op-20-alpha441

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Various Composers - Visions (Véronique Gens)


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  1. Alfred Bruneau - Geneviève: Introduction, récitatif et air de Geneviève "Seigneur ! Est-ce bien moi que vous avez choisie ?"
  2. César Franck - Les Béatitudes: Mater dolorosa "Moi, du sauveur, je suis la mère"
  3. Louis Niedermeyer - Stradella: Récit et air de Léonor "Ah !... Quel songe affreux !"
  4. Benjamin Godard - Les Guelfes, Op. 70: Prélude et air de Jeanne "Là-bas, vers le palais"
  5. Félicien David - Lalla-Roukh: Air de Lalla-Roukh "Sous le feuillage sombre"
  6. Henry Février - Gismonda: Air de Gismonda "Dit-elle vrai ?"
  7. Camille Saint-Saëns - Etienne Marcel: Récit et air de Béatrix "Ah ! Laissez-moi, ma mère !"
  8. Jules Massenet - La Vierge: Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge
  9. Jules Massenet - La Vierge: Extase de la Vierge "Rêve infini, divine extase"
  10. Fromental Halévy - La Magicienne: Récit et air de Blanche "Ce sentier nous conduit vers le couvent voisin"
  11. Georges Bizet - Clovis et Clotilde: Prière de Clotilde "Prière, ô doux souffle de l’ange !"
  12. César Franck - Rédemption: Air de l’Archange "Le flot se lève"

Véronique Gens, soprano
Munich Radio Orchestra
Hervé Niquet, conductor

Date: 2017
Label: Alpha
https://outhere-music.com/fr/albums/visions-alpha279

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Various Composers - Néère (Véronique Gens)


Information

Composer: Reynaldo Hahn; Henri Duparc; Ernest Chausson
  1. Hahn - Études latines: "Néère"
  2. Hahn - Trois jours de vendange
  3. Duparc - Chanson triste
  4. Duparc - Romance de Mignon
  5. Duparc - Phidylé
  6. Chausson - Sept mélodies, Op. 2: 1. Nanny
  7. Chausson - Sept mélodies, Op. 2: 2. Le charme
  8. Chausson - Sept mélodies, Op. 2: 3. Les papillons
  9. Chausson - Sept mélodies, Op. 2: 4. La dernière feuille
  10. Chausson - Sept mélodies, Op. 2: 5. Sérénade italienne
  11. Chausson - Sept mélodies, Op. 2: 6. Hébé
  12. Chausson - Sept mélodies, Op. 2: 7. Le colibri
  13. Hahn - Quand je fus pris au pavillon
  14. Hahn - Le rossignol des lilas
  15. Hahn - À Chloris
  16. Chausson - Deux poèmes, Op. 34: 1. La chanson bien douce
  17. Chausson - Le temps des lilas (from Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19)
  18. Hahn - Études latines: "Lydé"
  19. Hahn - Études latines: "Tyndaris"
  20. Duparc - Au pays ou se fait la guerre
  21. Duparc - L'invitation au voyage
  22. Hahn - Études latines: "Pholoé"
  23. Hahn - Études latines: "Phyllis"
  24. Hahn - Le printemps

Véronique Gens, soprano
Susan Manoff, piano

Date: 2015
Label: Alpha
https://outhere-music.com/fr/albums/neere-alpha-215

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Hector Berlioz - Harold en Italie; Les Nuits d'été (François-Xavier Roth)


Information

Composer: Hector Berlioz
  • (01) Harold en Italie, Op. 16
  • (05) Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7

Tabea Zimmermann, viola (1-4)
Stéphane Degout, baritone (5-10)

Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth, conductor

Date: 2019
Label: harmonia mundi
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2487

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Hector Berlioz; Maurice Ravel - Les Nuits d'été; Shéhérazade (Véronique Gens)


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Composer: Hector Berlioz; Maurice Ravel
  • (01) Berlioz - Herminie
  • (05) Berlioz - Les Nuits d'été
  • (11) Ravel - Shéhérazade

Véronique Gens, soprano
Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire
John Axelrod, conductor

Date: 2012
Label: Ondine
https://www.ondine.net/index.php?lid=en&cid=2.2&oid=4826

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Hector Berlioz; Maurice Ravel - Les Nuits d'été; Shéhérazade (Régine Crespin)


Information

Composer: Hector Berlioz; Maurice Ravel; Claude Debussy; Francis Poulenc
  • (01) Berlioz - Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7
  • (07) Ravel - Shéhérazade
  • (10) Debussy - Trois Chansons de Bilitis, L. 90
  • (13) Poulenc - Chansons

Régine Crespin, soprano

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet, conductor (1-9)

John Wustman, piano (10-19)

Date: 1963 (1-9), 1967 (10-19)
Label: Decca
http://www.deccaclassics.com/us/cat/4609732


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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Allan Pettersson - Concerto No. 3 for String Orchestra (Christian Lindberg)


Information

Composer: Allan Pettersson
  • (01-03) Concerto No. 3 for String Orchestra

Nordic Chamber Orchestra
Christian Lindberg, conductor

Date: 2010
Label: BIS Records
https://bis.se/composer/pettersson-allan/pettersson-string-concerto-no3

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Allan Pettersson - Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 for String Orchestra (Christian Lindberg)


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Composer: Allan Pettersson
  • (01) Eight Barefoot Songs (orch. Antal Doráti)
  • (09) Concerto for String Orchestra No. 1
  • (12) Concerto for String Orchestra No. 2

Anders Larsson, baritone (1-8)
Nordic Chamber Orchestra
Christian Lindberg, conductor

Date: 2009
Label: BIS Records
https://bis.se/composer/pettersson-allan/allan-pettersson-eight-barefoot-songs-etc

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Allan Pettersson - Seven Sonatas for Two Violins (Duo Gelland)


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Composer: Allan Pettersson
  • (01) Sonata No. 1
  • (02) Sonata No. 2
  • (05) Sonata No. 3
  • (06) Sonata No. 4
  • (07) Sonata No. 5
  • (08) Sonata No. 6
  • (13) Sonata No. 7
  • (14) Lamento, for piano
  • (15) Two Elegies, for violin and piano
  • (17) Romanza, for violin and piano
  • (18) Andante espressivo, for violin and piano

Duo Gelland
Martin Gelland, violin (1-13, 15-18)
Cecilia Gelland, violin (1-13)
&
Lennart Wallin, piano (14-18)

Date: 2000
Label: BIS Records
https://bis.se/composer/pettersson-allan/allan-pettersson-seven-sonatas-for-two-violins

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Allan Pettersson - Violin Concerto No. 2; Symphony No. 17 (Ulf Wallin; Christian Lindberg)


Information

Composer: Allan Pettersson
  • (01) Violin Concerto No. 2 (revised version)
  • (05) Symphony No. 17 (fragment)

Ulf Wallin, violin
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
Christian Lindberg, conductor

Date: 2019
Label: BIS Records
https://bis.se/conductors/lindberg-christian/allan-pettersson-violin-concerto-symphony-no-17-fragment

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Allan Pettersson - Violin Concerto No. 1; Chamber Works (Ulf Hoelscher; Mandelring Quartet)


Information

Composer: Allan Pettersson
  • (01) Concerto No. 1 for Violin and String Quartet
  • (04) Four Improvisations, for Violin, Viola and Cello
  • (05) Fuga in E, for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
  • (06) Fantasy, for Viola solo
  • (07) Lamento, for Piano

Ulf Hoelscher, violin (1-3)
Members of Mandelring Quartet (1-4)
Members of Albert Schweitzer Quintet (5)
Michael Scheitzbach, viola (6)
Volker Banfield, piano (7)

Date: 1994
Label: cpo


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Allan Pettersson - Violin Concerto No. 2 (Isabelle van Keulen)


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Composer: Allan Pettersson
  • Violin Concerto No. 2 (revised version)

Isabelle van Keulen, violin
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

Date: 2006
Label: cpo


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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Allan Pettersson - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 15 (Leif Segerstam)


Information

Composer: Allan Pettersson
  • (01) Symphony No. 3
  • (05) Symphony No. 15 (in one movement)

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 1995
Label: BIS Records
https://bis.se/conductors/segerstam-leif/pettersson-symphony-no3-15

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Allan Pettersson - Symphonies Nos. 8 & 10 (Leif Segerstam)


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Composer: Allan Pettersson
  1. Symphony No. 8: First Part
  2. Symphony No. 8: Second Part
  3. Symphony No. 10

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 1997
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/conductors/segerstam-leif/pettersson-symphonies-8-10

More info & reviews:
http://www.amazon.com/Allan-Pettersson-Symphonies-No-10/dp/B0000269CR

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Allan Pettersson - Symphonies Nos. 7 & 11 (Leif Segerstam)


Information

Composer: Allan Pettersson
  1. Symphony No. 7
  2. Symphony No. 11

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 1993
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/composer/pettersson-allan/pettersson-symphonies-no7-11

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Nikolai Kapustin - Piano Music (Marc-André Hamelin)


Information

Composer: Nikolai Kapustin
  • (01) Variations, Op. 41
  • (02) Eight Concert Études, Op. 40
  • (10) Bagatelle, Op. 59 No. 9
  • (11) Suite in the Old Style, Op. 28
  • (16) Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 62
  • (19) Sonatina, Op. 100
  • (20) Five Études in Different Intervals, Op. 68

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Date: 2004
Label: Hyperion
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67433

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Nikolai Kapustin - Piano Music (Steven Osborne)


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Composer: Nikolai Kapustin
  • (01) Sonata No. 1 ('Sonata-Fantasia'), Op. 39
  • (05) 24 Preludes in Jazz Style, Op. 53 (excerpts)
  • (18) Sonata No. 2, Op. 54

Steven Osborne, piano
Date: 2000
Label: Hyperion
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67159

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Samuil Feinberg - Piano Sonatas Nos. 7-12 (Nikolaos Samaltanos; Christophe Sirodeau)


Information

Composer: Samuil Feinberg
  • (01) Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 21
  • (04) Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 21a
  • (07) Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 29
  • (08) Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 30
  • (09) Piano Sonata No. 11, Op. 40
  • (10) Piano Sonata No. 12, Op. 48

Christophe Sirodeau, piano (1-6, 10-12)
Nikolaos Samaltanos, piano (7-9)

Date: 2004
Label: BIS Records
https://bis.se/composer/feinberg-samuel/feinberg-piano-sonatas-nos-7-12

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Samuil Feinberg - Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-6 (Nikolaos Samaltanos; Christophe Sirodeau)


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Composer: Samuil Feinberg
  1. Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 1
  2. Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 2
  3. Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 3: I. Prelude
  4. Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 3: II. Marcia Funebre
  5. Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 3: III. Sonata
  6. Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 6
  7. Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 10
  8. Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 13

Nikolaos Samaltanos, piano (1, 6 & 7)
Christophe Sirodeau, piano (2-5, 8)

Date: 2003
Label: BIS Records
https://bis.se/composer/feinberg-samuel/feinberg-piano-sonatas-nos1-6

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Anatoly Alexandrov - Piano Music Vol. 2 (Kyung-Ah Noh)


Information

Composer: Anatoly Alexandrov
  • (01) Two Pieces, Op. 3
  • (03) Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 12
  • (04) Two Passages from 'Ariana and Bluebeard', Op. 16a
  • (06) Piano Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 19
  • (09) Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Sonata Skazka, Op. 4
  • (10) Piano Sonata No. 6 in G major, Op. 26
  • (13) Little Suite No. 1, Op. 33

Kyung-Ah Noh, piano
Date: 2014
Label: Toccata Classics
https://toccataclassics.com/product/alexandrov-piano-music-2/

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Anatoly Alexandrov - Piano Music Vol. 1 (Kyung-Ah Noh)


Information

Composer: Anatoly Alexandrov
  • (01) Ballade, Op. 49
  • (02) Four Narratives, Op. 48
  • (06) Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat, Op. 50
  • (09) Echoes of the Theatre, Op. 60
  • (15) Romantic Episodes, Op. 88

Kyung-Ah Noh, piano
Date: 2013
Label: Toccata Classics
https://toccataclassics.com/product/alexandrov-piano-music-1/

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Anatoly Alexandrov - Piano Music (Hamish Milne)


Information

Composer: Anatoly Alexandrov
  • (01) Six Preludes, Op. 1
  • (07) Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 19
  • (10) Obsession passée, Op. 6
  • (14) Three Studies, Op. 31
  • (17) Romantic Episodes, Op. 88: Nos. 6 & 10
  • (19) Piano Sonata No. 3 Op. 18
  • (22) Visions, Op. 111
  • (24) Elegy and Waltz, Op. 89

Hamish Milne, piano
Date: 2002
Label: Hyperion
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67328

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Alexei Stanchinsky - Piano Works (Ekaterina Derzhavina)


Information

Composer: Alexei Stanchinsky
  • (01) Twelve Sketches, Op. 1
  • (13) 10 Preludes
  • (23) Sonata No. 1 in F major
  • (26) Songs without Words

Ekaterina Derzhavina, piano
Date: 2017
Label: Profil
https://haensslerprofil.de/shop/musik-fuer-soloinstrumente/klavierwerke-9/

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Nikolai Medtner - Piano Works (Ekaterina Derzhavina)


Information

Composer: Nikolai Medtner

CD1:
  • (01) Stimmungsbilder, Op. 1
  • (09) Sonata Triad, Op. 11
  • (12) Three Pieces, Op. 31
CD2:
  • (01) Forgotten Melodies, Op. 38
  • (09) Forgotten Melodies, Op. 39

Ekaterina Derzhavina, piano
Date: 2008
Label: Phoenix Edition

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jón Leifs - Edda, Part 2. The Lives of the Gods (Hermann Bäumer)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  1. Edda, Part 2: The Lives of the Gods: I. Odin
  2. Edda, Part 2: The Lives of the Gods: II. Sons of Odin
  3. Edda, Part 2: The Lives of the Gods: III. Goddesses
  4. Edda, Part 2: The Lives of the Gods: IV. Valkyries
  5. Edda, Part 2: The Lives of the Gods: V. Norns
  6. Edda, Part 2: The Lives of the Gods: VI. Warriors

Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir, mezzo-soprano
Elmar Gilbertsson, tenor
Kristinn Sigmundsson, bass

Schola cantorum. chorus master: Hörður Áskelsson
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Hermann Bäumer, conductor

Date: 2019
Label: BIS Records
https://bis.se/conductors/baumer-hermann/jon-leifs-edda-part-ii

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Jón Leifs - Edda, Part 1. The Creation of the World (Hermann Bäumer)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  1. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 1. Young Were the Years
  2. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 2. Ymir
  3. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 3. The Giants’ Palace
  4. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 4. Audhumla, Odin and his Brothers
  5. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 5. Sea
  6. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 6. Earth
  7. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 7. Sky, Sun, Day
  8. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 8. Night, Morning
  9. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 9. Asgard, Ash and Embla, Midgard
  10. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 10. Scherzo. All Men Aren’t Equally Wise
  11. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 11. Wood, Summer, Calm
  12. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 12. Winter and Wind
  13. Edda, Part 1: The Creation of the World: 13. Finale. Ifing, Nine Worlds

Gunnar Guðbjörnsson, tenor
Bjarni Thor Kristinsson, bass-baritone

Schola Cantorum; chorus master: Hörður Áskelsson
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Hermann Bäumer, conductor

Date: 2007
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/composer/leifs-jon/jon-leifs-edda-part-i

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Jón Leifs - Vikingasvar and works for voices and orchestra (Hermann Bäumer)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  1. Viking's Answer (Víkingasvar), Op. 54
  2. The Lay of Helgi the Hunding-slayer (Helga kviða Hundingsbana), Op. 61
  3. Gróa's Spell (Grógaldr), Op. 62
  4. Jónas Hallgrímsson in memoriam (Jónasar minni Hallgrímssonar), Op. 48
  5. Spring Song (Vorvísa), Op. 46
  6. Landfall – Overture (Landsýn – forleikur), Op. 41
  7. Iceland Cantata (Þjóðhvöt – Íslandskantata), Op. 13: I. Moderato, maestoso, ma animato
  8. Iceland Cantata (Þjóðhvöt – Íslandskantata), Op. 13: II. Andante
  9. Iceland Cantata (Þjóðhvöt – Íslandskantata), Op. 13: III. Allegro spirituoso
  10. Iceland Cantata (Þjóðhvöt – Íslandskantata), Op. 13: IV. Adagio
  11. Iceland Cantata (Þjóðhvöt – Íslandskantata), Op. 13: V. Larghetto
  12. Iceland Cantata (Þjóðhvöt – Íslandskantata), Op. 13: VI. Allegro furioso
  13. Iceland Cantata (Þjóðhvöt – Íslandskantata), Op. 13: VII. Andante

Guðrún Edda Gunnarsdóttir, alto
Finnur Bjarnason, tenor
Ólafur Kjartan Sigurðarson, bass

Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir and Scholar Cantorum; chorus master: Hörður Áskelsson
Fóstbræður Male Choir; chorus master: Árni Harðarson
Kársnesskóli boys’ choir; chorus master: Þórunn Björnsdóttir

Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Hermann Bäumer, conductor

Date: 2004
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/composer/leifs-jon/jon-leifs-vikingasvar

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Jón Leifs - Baldr (Kari Kropsu)


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Composer: Jón Leifs

CD1:
  • (01-07) Baldr, choreographic drama in two acts, Op. 34: Act I
CD2:
  • (01-06) Baldr, choreographic drama in two acts, Op. 34: Act II

Gunnar Gudbjörnsson, tenor
Schola Cantorum; chorus master: Hörður Áskelsson
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Kari Kropsu, conductor

Date: 2002
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/composer/leifs-jon/leifs-baldr

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Jón Leifs - Hafís and other works for voices and orchestra (Anne Manson)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  1. Hafís (Drift Ice), Op. 63
  2. Tveir söngvar, Op. 14a: 1. Máninn Líður (Moon Song)
  3. Tveir söngvar, Op. 14a: 2. Vögguvísa (Lullaby)
  4. Gudrúnarkvida (The Lay of Gudrun), Op. 22
  5. Nótt (Night), Op. 59
  6. Fine I (Farewell to Earthly Life), Op. 55
  7. Vögguvísa (Lullaby), Op. 14a No. 2

Ingveldur Ýr Jónsdottir, mezzo-soprano (2-4, 7)
Gunnar Gudbjörnsson, tenor (4, 5)
Loftur Erlingsson, bass (4)
Ólafur Kjartan Sigurdarson, baritone (5)

Schola Cantorum (1)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Anne Manson, conductor

Date: 2000
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/composer/leifs-jon/leifs-hafis

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Jón Leifs - Dettifoss and other orchestral works (En Shao)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  • (01) Organ Concerto, Op. 7
  • (04) Variations on a Theme by Beethoven (Variazioni pastorale), Op. 8
  • (15) Fine II (Farewell to earthly life), Op. 56
  • (16) Dettifoss, Op. 57

Björn Steinar Sólbergsson, organ (1-3)
Reynir Sigurdsson, vibraphone (15)
Loftur Erlingsson, baritone (16)

Kór Hallgrímskirkju, choir (16)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
En Shao, conductor

Date: 1999
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/composer/leifs-jon/leifs-dettifoss-and-other-orchestral-works

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Jón Leifs - Hekla and other orchestral works (En Shao)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  • (01) Iceland Ouverture (Minni Íslands), Op. 9
  • (02) Requiem, for mixed choir a cappella, Op. 33b
  • (03) Loftr-Suite, Op. 6a
  • (08) Réminiscence du Nord, Op. 40
  • (09) Hekla, Op. 52
  • (10) Elegy (Hinsta kveðja), Op. 53 (In memoriam 30.9.1961)

Kór Hallgrímskirkju (Motet Choir of the Hallgrím's Church) (1, 2)
Schola Cantorum (9)
Hördur Áskelsson, chorus master

Iceland Symphony Orchestra
En Shao, conductor

Date: 1999
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/conductors/shao-en/jon-leifs-hekla-and-other-orchestral-works

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Jón Leifs - Geysir and other orchestral works (Osmo Vänskä)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  • (01) Geysir, Op. 51
  • (02) Trilogia piccola, Op. 1
  • (05) Trois peintures abstraites, Op. 44
  • (08) Icelandic Folk Dances, Op. 11
  • (12) Overture to "Loftr", Op. 10
  • (13) Consolation, intermezzo for strings, Op. 66

Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Date: 1997
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/conductors/vanska-osmo/leifs-geysir-and-other-orchestral-works

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Jón Leifs - Saga Symphony (Osmo Vänskä)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  1. Sinfónia I (Söguhetjur), Op. 26 (Saga Symphony): I. Skarphédinn (from Njals Saga)
  2. Sinfónia I (Söguhetjur), Op. 26 (Saga Symphony): II. Gudrún Ósvifrsdóttir (from Laxdaela Saga)
  3. Sinfónia I (Söguhetjur), Op. 26 (Saga Symphony): III. Björn ad baki Kára (Scherzo) (from Njáls Saga)
  4. Sinfónia I (Söguhetjur), Op. 26 (Saga Symphony): IV. Glámr og Grettir (Intermezzo) (from Grettis Saga)
  5. Sinfónia I (Söguhetjur), Op. 26 (Saga Symphony): V. Tormódr Kolbrúnarskáld (from Fóstbraedra Saga and Heimskringla)

Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Date: 1995
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/conductors/vanska-osmo/leifs-saga-symphony

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Jón Leifs - Songs (Finnur Bjarnason)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  • (01) Memorial Songs on the Death of Jónas Hallgrímsson, Op. 45
  • (04) Songs of the Saga Symphony, Op. 25
  • (07) Two Icelandic Folksongs, Op. 19b
  • (09) Two Songs, Op. 18a
  • (11) Three Verses from Hávamál, Op. 4
  • (14) Stand, House of Stone, Op. 47a
  • (15) Two Songs, Op. 14a
  • (17) Three Songs from Icelandic Sagas, Op. 24
  • (20) Three Songs, Op. 23
  • (23) Memory-Land, Op. 27 No. 3
  • (24) Love Verses from the Edda, Op. 18b
  • (26) Old Scaldic Verses from Iceland, Op. 31
  • (29) Three Icelandic Hymns, Op. 12a
  • (32) Torrek, Op. 33a

Finnur Bjarnason, tenor
Örn Magnússon, piano

Date: 2015 (reissued and remastered from 2001 Smekkleysa recordings)
Label: BIS (originally recorded by Smekkleysa)
http://bis.se/composer/leifs-jon/jon-leifs-complete-songs

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Jón Leifs - Elegies (Bernharður Wilkinson)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  • (01) Scherzo concreto, Op. 58
  • (02) Quintet, Op. 50
  • (05) Variazioni pastorale, Op. 8
  • (16) Erfiljóð (Elegies), Op. 35

Þórunn Guðmundsdóttir, mezzo-soprano
Rut Ingólfsdóttir, violin

Male-Voice Choir
Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra
Bernharður Wilkinson, conductor

Date: 2014 (reissued and remastered from 2009 Smekkleysa recordings)
Label: BIS (originally recorded by Smekkleysa)
http://bis.se/label/bis/jon-leifs-elegies

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Jón Leifs - String Quartets (Yggdrasil Quartet)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  • (01) Mors et vita. Quartetto I, Op. 21
  • (02) Vita et mors. Quartetto II, Op. 36
  • (05) El Greco. Quartetto III, Op. 64

Yggdrasil QuartetFredrik Paulsson, violin
Per Öman, violin
Robert Westlund, viola
Per Nyström, cello

Date: 1994
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/composer/leifs-jon/leifs-the-three-string-quartets

These three quartets epitomise Icelandic composer Jón Leifs (1899-1968) as the musical pioneer and free-thinker that he was. Written without preconception, they demand the same of their listeners. The First is an austere, ever-unpredictable single movement, based on the parallel fifths of the medieval tvísöngur; the passionate and searching Second, in memory of his drowned daughter, perhaps the greatest of them all. The Swedish Yggdrasil Quartet does Leifs proud in performances of real understanding and conviction. -- Hilary Finch, BBC Music Magazine

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Jón Leifs - Piano Music (Örn Magnússon)


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Composer: Jón Leifs
  • (01) Vökudraumur (Hugleiðing [Rêverie])
  • (02) Torrer - Intermezzo, Op. 1 No. 2
  • (03) Fjögur lög fyrir pianoforte (Four Pieces for the Piano), Op. 2
  • (07) Íslensk þjóðlög (Icelandic Folk-songs)
  • (32) Rímnadanslög (Icelandic Dances), Op. 11
  • (36) Ný rímnadanslög (New Icelandic dances), Op. 14b
  • (38) Strákalag (Boy's song), Op. 49

Örn Magnússon, piano
Date: 1994
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/label/bis/leifs-the-complete-piano-music

More info & reviews:
https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Piano-Music-Jon-Leifs/dp/B0000016LQ

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Geirr Tveitt - Piano Music Vol. 2 (Håvard Gimse)


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Composer: Geirr Tveitt
  • (01) 50 Folk-Tunes from Hardanger, Op. 150, Nos 38-50
  • (15) 12 Two-Part Inventions, Op. 2
  • (27) 12 Three-Part Invention, Op. 3: No. 5 in B flat Dorian
  • (28) 12 Four-Part Invention, Op. 4: No. 3 in A Major Phrygian
  • (29) Minuet 'Hommage à Nadia Boulanger'
  • (30) 'Tull til Tullemor'
  • (31) 'The Invulnerable' from 'Baldur's Dream'
  • (32) Folk-Tune from Hardanger No. 73

Håvard Gimse, piano
Date: 1997
Label: Marco Polo
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.225056

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Geirr Tveitt - Piano Music Vol. 1 (Håvard Gimse)


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Composer: Geirr Tveitt
  • 50 Folk-Tunes from Hardanger, Op. 150, Nos. 1-37

Håvard Gimse, piano
Date: 1997
Label: Marco Polo
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.225055

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Geirr Tveitt - Piano Concerto No. 5; Hardanger Variations (Nils Mortensen; Ole Kristian Ruud)


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Composer: Geirr Tveitt
  1. Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 156: I.
  2. Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 156: II.
  3. Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 156: III.
  4. Variations on a folk song from Hardanger for 2 pianos & orchestra

Nils Mortensen, piano
Sveinung Bjelland, piano (4)

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor

Date: 2004
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/conductors/ruud-ole-kristian/tveitt-piano-concerto-no5

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Geirr Tveitt - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4; The Turtle (Sveinung Bjelland; Håkon Austbø)


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Composer: Geirr Tveitt
  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major, Op. 1: I. Tranquillo
  2. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major, Op. 1: II. Giocoso
  3. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major, Op. 1: III. Lento
  4. The Turtle, for mezzo-soprano & orchestra
  5. Piano Concerto No. 4 "Aurora Borealis", Op. 130: I. The Northern Lights rise over a palette of autumn colours
  6. Piano Concerto No. 4 "Aurora Borealis", Op. 130: II. ... sparkle in the winter sky and ...
  7. Piano Concerto No. 4 "Aurora Borealis", Op. 130: III.  ... sail away in the spring night.

Sveinung Bjelland, piano (1-3)
Håkon Austbø, piano (5-7)
Ingebjørg Kosmo, mezzo-soprano (4)

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor

Date: 2004
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/label/bis/tveitt-piano-concertos-nos1-and-4-northern-lights

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Geirr Tveitt - Concertos for Hardanger Fiddle; Nykken (Arve Moen Bergset; Ole Kristian Ruud)


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Composer: Geirr Tveitt
  1. Concerto for Hardanger fiddle & orchestra No. 1, Op. 163: I. Allegretto
  2. Concerto for Hardanger fiddle & orchestra No. 1, Op. 163: II. Andante
  3. Concerto for Hardanger fiddle & orchestra No. 1, Op. 163: III. Allegro moderato
  4. Concerto for Hardanger fiddle & orchestra No. 2 "Three Fjords", Op. 252: I. Hardangerfjord
  5. Concerto for Hardanger fiddle & orchestra No. 2 "Three Fjords", Op. 252: II. Sognefjord
  6. Concerto for Hardanger fiddle & orchestra No. 2 "Three Fjords", Op. 252: III. Nordfjord
  7. Nykken, symphonic painting for orchestra, Op. 187

Arve Moen Bergset, Hardanger fiddle (1-6)
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor

Date: 2002
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/performers/bergset-arve-moen/geirr-tveitt-concerto-for-hardanger-fiddle

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Geirr Tveitt - Baldur's Dream; Telemakin (Ole Kristian Ruud)


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Composer: Geirr Tveitt

CD1:
  1. Baldurs Draumar: Act 1
  2. Baldurs Draumar: Act 2
CD2:
  1. Baldurs Draumar: Act 3
  2. Telemarkin

Solveig Kringelborn, soprano (Baldurs)
Ulf Øien. tenor (Baldurs)
Magne Fremmerlid, bass (Baldurs)
Trine Øien, mezzo-soprano (Telemakin)
Arve Moen Bergset, hardanger fiddle (Telemakin)
Jon Eikemo, narrator

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor

Date: 2003
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/label/bis/tveitt-baldur-s-dreams

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Geirr Tveitt - Prillar; Sun God Symphony (Ole Kristian Ruud)


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Composer: Geirr Tveitt
  1. Prillar, Op. 8: I. Schnell (Snøggt)
  2. Prillar, Op. 8: II. Langsam (Seint)
  3. Prillar, Op. 8: III. Schnell (Snøggt)
  4. Solgud-symfonien, Op. 81: I. Gudane gløymer mistelteinen (The Gods Forget the Mistletoe)
  5. Solgud-symfonien, Op. 81: II. Baldurs bålferd (Baldur's Bonfire Journey)
  6. Solgud-symfonien, Op. 81: III. Dansen i pileregnet (Arrow Dance)

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor

Date: 2001
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/conductors/ruud-ole-kristian/geirr-tveitt-prillar-and-sun-god-symphony

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