Vikingur Olafsson – Mozart & Contemporaries (2021) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Vikingur Olafsson – Mozart & Contemporaries (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:23:48 minutes | 2,87 GB | Genre: Classical
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Between tradition and modernity – V’ikingur ‘Olafsson’s repertoire is extremely extensive and spans several centuries. In his previous recordings, contemporary composers such as Philip Glass play just as important a role as the early music by Bach, or the impressionistic sounds of Debussy. He himself describes such a diverse repertoire in a simple way: “I see all music as contemporary music, I don’t make a distinction”. Now, on his new and thus fourth Deutsche Grammophon album, the Icelandic pianist covers another century with Mozart and his contemporaries.

At first glance, the program seems a bit thrown together: In addition to various piano works by Mozart, you’ll find selected works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Joseph Haydn, as well as their Italian colleagues…

1. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – I. Andante spiritoso
2. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – Mozart: Rondo in F Major, K. 494
3. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – C.P.E. Bach: Rondo II in D Minor, H. 290
4. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – Cimarosa: Sonata No. 42 in D Minor (Arr. ‘Olafsson)
5. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – Mozart: Fantasia in D Minor, K. 397 (Fragment)
6. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – Mozart: Rondo in D Major, K. 485
7. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – Cimarosa: Sonata No. 55 in A Minor (Arr. ‘Olafsson)
8. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – I. Allegro moderato
9. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – II. Menuet
10. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – III. Finale. Presto
11. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – Mozart: Kleine Gigue in G Major, K. 574
12. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – I. Allegro
13. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – II. Andante
14. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – III. Rondo. Allegretto
15. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – Mozart: Adagio in E Flat (Arr. ‘Olafsson from String Quintet No. 3 in G Minor, K. 516)
16. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – I. Larghetto
17. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – I. Molto allegro
18. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – II. Adagio
19. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – III. Allegro assai
20. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – Mozart: Adagio in B Minor, K. 540
21. V’ikingur ‘Olafsson – Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K. 618 (Transcr. Liszt for Solo Piano)