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Composer: Thorvaldsdottir, Anna (b. 1977)

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Year of birth1977
NationalityIceland
PeriodContemporary
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GothenburgAiōnWorld première

Aiōn
Thorvaldsdottir: Aiōn
Erna Omarsdóttir; Iceland Dance Company; Anna-Maria Helsing; Gothenburg Symphony

LondonProm 6: The Rite of Spring

Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Britten, Stravinsky
Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner; James Ehnes

New York CityFure & Thorvaldsdottir

Thorvaldsdottir, Fure, Snæbjörnsdóttir
International Contemporary Ensemble

GothenburgStep on the moon

Bjarnason, Adams, Ligeti, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Thorvaldsdottir
Gothenburg Symphony; Daníel Bjarnason; Pekka Kuusisto

BostonHannu Lintu conducts Thorvaldsdottir, Prokofiev, and Sibelius

Thorvaldsdottir, Prokofiev, Sibelius
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu; Seong-Jin Cho
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Exploring extremes: a rich, rewarding programme in Berlin

Anna Thorvaldsdottir © Saga Sigurdardottir
Orchestra and conductor seem equally at home in Anna Thorvaldsdottir's galactic soundscapes and Richard Strauss' Symphonia Domestica. 
****1
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A world première and a subscription debut with New York Philharmonic

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
In her newest work, Metacosmos, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir proves again to be an artist of deep originality.
****1
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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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