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Composer: Tómasson, Haukur (b. 1960)

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Year of birth1960
NationalityIceland
Period20th century
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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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Dark Music Days in Reykjavik

Daniel Bjarnason © Samantha West
For 24 years, the festival of Dark Music Days has fuelled imagination with contemporary music, thanks to the initiative of the Icelandic Composer’s Union. And with the advent of a glamorous concert hall in the midst of crisis and bankruptcy, the glittering Harpa, the crowds have grown in numbers every year.

Salonen und Elbphilharmonie Orchester entführen nach Island

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Mit der Uraufführung von Haukur Tómassons Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 sowie Werken von Charles Ives, Anna Thorvaldsdottir und Igor Strawinsky zeigt das NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester sein Können in der Musik des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts
****1
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