Leifs: Organ Concerto; Dettifoss; Beethoven Variations, Fine II

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COMPOSERS: Leifs
LABELS: BIS
WORKS: Organ Concerto; Dettifoss; Beethoven Variations, Fine II
PERFORMER: Soloists; Hallgrim’s Church Motet Choir, Iceland SO/En Shao
CATALOGUE NO: CD-930
Dedicated performances, ear-stretching sonics, from majestic evocation of nature (the waterfall of Dettifoss) to an utterly magnificent, granite-hard Organ Concerto conceived when the great Icelandic original was still a student (cluster-chords from 1917!). Final II is Leifs’s serene self-requiem, the Beethoven Variations a rare concession to conventional form. Staggering! Calum MacDonald

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