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FROM AFAR Víkingur Ólafsson
FROM AFAR Víkingur Ólafsson


Víkingur Ólafsson

Works by:
J.S. Bach · Schumann · Kurtág
Bartók · Brahms · Birgisson
Kaldalóns · Mozart · Adès

October 7, 2022
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Celebrated for his innovative programming and award-winning recordings, Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson is offering a window into his musical life story with his new album, From Afar. The highly personal double album reflects Ólafsson’s musical DNA, from childhood memories growing up in Iceland to his international career and contemporary inspirations.

Recorded on both upright and grand pianos, the album captures two distinct sound worlds with works by Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms and Bartók, alongside Icelandic and Hungarian folk songs, a world premiere by Thomas Adès, transcriptions by Ólafsson himself, and interconnecting pieces composed by his hero, 96 year-old Hungarian composer and pianist György Kurtág.

Read the full booklet here



Deutsche Grammophon (DG)


More music from Víkingur Ólafsson

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 J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 21: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (Arr. Ólafsson for Piano)
J.S. BACH Cantata, BWV 21: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis / Víkingur Ólafsson
May 17, 2024

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