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Composer: Thorvaldsdóttir, Anna (b. 1977)

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Year of birth1977
NationalityIceland
Period20th century
March 2018
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LondonSkylark Ensemble

Billings, Distler, of Bingen, Poulenc, Thorvaldsdóttir, Mäntyjärvi, Sheppard
Matthew Guard; Skylark Vocal Ensemble

New York CitySalonen Conducts Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

Thorvaldsdóttir, Beethoven
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Benjamin Grosvenor

ViennaORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien / Baráti / Meister

Thorvaldsdóttir, Bartók, Tchaikovsky
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; Cornelius Meister; Kristóf Baráti
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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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Invigorating winds tear into David Geffen Hall

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir © Saga Sigurdardóttir
The origins of chamber music lie in a wish for music that could fit within a small room. On display at the New York Philharmonic last Friday were recent contributions that wished for the opposite.
***11
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Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Gothenburg

Víkingur Ólafsson © Ari Magg
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra's tour to the acoustically excellent Göteborgs konserthus in Sweden for a concert of Sibelius, Strauss and Thorvaldsdóttir was an obvious success, demonstrating an orchestral sound that deserves to be heard abroad more often. 
****1
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Sweet Thunder Festival, Day Two: International Contemporary Ensemble

On the second night of the Sweet Thunder Electroacoustic Music Festival, Brooklyn based International Contemporary Ensemble presented a parade of short works by some of the genre’s stalwarts as well as a few newcomers.
***11
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Either/Or serves a feast of new sounds at The Kitchen in NYC

Either/Or
Thursday night at The Kitchen, the exceptional new music ensemble Either/Or performed a diverse selection of five works all composed in the past two years.
****1
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