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Composer: Leifs, Jón (1899-1968)

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Year of birth1899
Year of death1968
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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ReykjavikEdda II – The Lives of the Gods

Leifs: Edda, Part 2, "Líf guðanna" (The Lives of the Gods)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Hermann Bäumer; Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir; Elmar Gilbertsson; Kristinn Sigmundsson; Schola Cantorum
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Committed performances in Beethoven and Nordic trio

Sakai Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
Beethoven may have been the main catch of the day for some but Sibelius, Leifs and Hillborg will have netted many new admirers thanks to Sakari Oramo.
****1
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Iceland Symphony's Scenic Debut

Volkov conducts the Iceland Symphony Orchestra © Alistair Muir
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra give an assured performance in their debut concert at the Proms, most successfully in the new compositions of their compatriots.
***11
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Heiße Quellen der Begeisterung

Basel Sinfonietta © Basel Sinfonietta
Es begeisterte, wie konzentriert, engagiert und gekonnt das Orchester agierte - da war während des ganzen Abends nicht eine Unsicherheit zu hören, es „stimmte“ einfach alles.
*****
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