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VÍKINGUR ÓLAFSSON – From Afar [2LP]

Decca (UMO) / Classics / Deutsche Grammophon

  • £31.37

Format: 2 x LP
Catalogue No.: 4861682
Barcode: 0028948616824
Release Date: 07 Oct 2022
Genre: Classical

Celebrated for his innovative programming and award-winning recordings, Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson is offering a window into his musical life story with his new album From Afar. The highly personal double album reflects Ólafsson’s musical DNA, from childhood memories growing up in Iceland to his international career and contemporary inspirations, recorded on both grand and upright pianos.

TRACKLIST:
LP
LP 1
Grand Piano
Side A
01 J.S. Bach: Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 (Arr. G. Kurtág)
02: Schumann: Study in Canonic Form, Op. 56 No. 1
03: J.S. Bach: Adagio from Sonata for Solo Violin in C major (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
04: Kurtág: Harmonica (Hommage á Borsody László) (From Játékok / Book 3)
05: Bartók: I. Rubato (Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk)
06: Bartók: II. L'istesso tempo (Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk)
07: Bartók: III. Poco vivo (Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk)
08: Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 116, No. 4
09: Kurtág: A Voice in the Distance (From Játékok / Book 5)
10: Birgisson: Where Life and Death May Dwell (Icelandic Folk Song)
11: J.S.Bach: Trio Sonata No. 1, BWV 525: 1. Allegro moderato (Transcr. G. Kurtág)

Side B
01: Kaldalóns: Ave María (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
02: Kurtág: Little Chorale (From Játékok / Book 1)
03: Mozart: Laudate Dominum (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
04: Kurtág: Sleepily (From Játékok / Book 1)
05: Schumann: Träumerei Op. 15, No. 7
06: Kurtág: Flowers We Are (From Játékok / Book 7)
07: Adès: The Branch (Az Ág)
08: Kurtág: Twittering (From Játékok / Book 1)
09: Schumann: Vogel als Prophet Op. 82, No. 7
10: Kurtág: Scraps of a Colinda Melody – Faintly Recollected (Hommage à Farkas Ferenc) (From Játékok / Book 3)

LP 2
Upright Piano
Side C
01 J.S. Bach: Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 (Arr. G. Kurtág)
02: Schumann: Study in Canonic form, Op. 56 No. 1
03: J.S. Bach: Adagio from Sonata for Solo Violin in C Major (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
04: Kurtág: Harmonica (Hommage á Borsody László) (From Játékok / Book 3)
05: Bartók: I. Rubato (Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk)
06: Bartók: II. L'istesso tempo (Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk)
07: Bartók: III. Poco vivo (Three Hungarian Folksongs from th
08: Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 116, No. 4
09: Kurtág: A Voice in the Distance (From Játékok / Book 5)
10: Birgisson: Where Life and Death May Dwell (Icelandic Folk Song)
11: J.S.Bach: Trio Sonata No. 1, BWV 525: 1. Allegro moderato (Transcr. G. Kurtág)

Side D
01: Kaldalóns: Ave María (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
02: Kurtág: Little Chorale (From Játékok / Book 1)
03: Mozart: Laudate Dominum (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
04: Kurtág: Sleepily (From Játékok / Book 1)
05: Schumann: Träumerei Op. 15, No. 7
06: Kurtág: Flowers We Are (From Játékok / Book 7)
07: Adès: The Branch (Az Ág)
08: Kurtág: Twittering (From Játékok / Book 1)
09: Schumann: Vogel als Prophet Op. 82, No. 7
10: Kurtág: Scraps of a Colinda Melody – Faintly Recollected (Hommage à Farkas Ferenc) (From Játékok / Book 3)

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