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Composer: Bjarnason, Daniel (b. 1979)

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Year of birth1979
NationalityIceland
PeriodContemporary
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AmsterdamHolland Festival Proms: We came in peace for all mankind

Holland Festival Proms: We came in peace for all mankind
Bjarnason
Christine Chapman; Morris Kliphuis

TorontoProcessions

Fung, Smith, Bjarnason
Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Peter Oundjian; Daníel Bjarnason; Víkingur Ólafsson
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Nordic, but not noir: Salonen and the Philharmonia

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir © Kristinn Ingvarsson
In its opening concert of the season, the Philharmonia gave two of Sibelius' symphonies with two modern pieces by a pair of Iceland's finest young composers, which made for rewarding listening.
****1
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NY Philharmonic CONTACT! showcase

Neo-Romanticism, Modernism, and Post-Modernism run delightfully amok in the second night of the New York Philharmonic's Barbican residency.
****1
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The John Adams Playlist

John Adams © Margaretta Mitchell
In an innovative concert experience, John Adams curated a night of living composers to shine the spotlight on his favorite new works, answering the question: “Who’s on John Adams’ playlist?”
*****
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Calefax and Nederlands Kamerkoor join forces in theatrical concert

Calefax Reed Quintet © Calefax Reed Quintet
In “Far from Home” reed quintet Calefax and the Nederlands Kamerkoor performed music around the theme of loneliness, loss and exile.
***11
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Yuja Wang brings breakneck speeds and high emotion to Lincoln Center

Yuja Wang © Felix Broede
Yuja Wang joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, demonstrating dramatic tempi and searing emotion throughout their program.
*****
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