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BIS - up to 25% off
Until 24th August 2020, we're offering up to 25% off all recordings on the BIS label including downloads (please note that the download prices shown are already discounted).
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Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir (mezzo-soprano), Elmar Gilbertsson (tenor), Kristinn Sigmundsson (bass)
Schola Cantorum Reykjavík, Hermann Bäumer
The sounds of Iceland’s landscape and folklore make their way into Edda II, the second part of the composer’s mammoth Norse myth-inspired trilogy. Expect a raw lyricism, tectonic force and a... — More…
Gunnar Guðbjörnsson (tenor) & Bjarni Thor Kristinsson (bass-baritone)
Schola Cantorum & Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hermann Bäumer
Jón Leifs was a true original and his Edda oratorio cycle was one of his most original inspirations.
Planned in the 1920s as a single oratorio on the Völuspá, it grew into an epic tetralogy –... — More…
Sharon Bezaly (flute), Hávarður Tryggvason and Valur Pálsson (double bass)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Bernharður Wilkinson
Gudrún Edda Gunnarsdóttir (alto), Finnur Bjarnason (tenor), Ólafur Kjartan Sigurdarson (bass)
Hallgrímskirkja Motet Choir and Schola Cantorum, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hermann Bäumer
Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä
Geoffrey Douglas Madge (piano)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Nikos Christodoulou
BIS's Skalkottas cycle started very well and gets better with each release. The First Piano Concerto's characteristic use of a family of noterows, rather than just one, may have ignited the rift... — More…
Sharon Bezaly (flute)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, Bernhardur Wilkinson, Christian Lindberg
It is plain to hear why the composers were so inspired by her artistry, and also why BIS is making a significant commitment of recording her: this is the most technically assured, breathtakingly... — More…
and other orchestral works
Loftur Erlingsson (baritone), Reynir Sigurdsson (vibraphone), Björn Steinar Sólbergsson (organ)
Kór Hallgrímskirkju, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, En Shao
Well received at its 1935 premiere in a Naziarranged Nordic music festival, Leifs' Organ Concerto was execrated later once the Jewish connections of Leifs's wife had become known.
A piece long... — More…