Leifs: Erfiljóð (Élégies)

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Aside from three impressive string quartets, Icelandic composer Jón Leifs’ (1899–1968) chamber music consists of only two original works - Quintet, op. 50, Scherzo concreto,...

Aside from three impressive string quartets, Icelandic composer Jón Leifs’ (1899–1968) chamber music consists of only two original works - Quintet, op. 50, Scherzo concreto, op. 58 - and his string quartet arrangement of his Variazioni pastorale, op. 8, originally for orchestra. + All of these works are included on this disc, which closes with one of the composer’s most personal works: Erfiljóð (Elegies), composed in 1947 shortly after the death by drowning of his young daughter Líf. + BIS Records have re-mastered these original Smekkleysa label recordings for this present release.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: November 11, 2014


  • UPC: 7318590020708


  • Catalog Number: BIS-2070


  • Label: BIS


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Jon Leifs


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra, Male-Voice Choir


  • Performer: Wilkinson, Guomundsdottir, Ingolfsdottir