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Víkingur Ólafsson: From Afar 2CD

From Afar is a personal love letter to life and music by one of the most critically acclaimed classical artists of our time, Víkingur Ólafsson. In his most ambitious album to date, Ólafsson delivers a new album full of beautiful arrangements with the repertoire mirrored on both grand piano & upright piano. “Throughout the album, there are intimate conversations and messages from afar – closely knit canons, transcriptions and dedications, as well as distant echoes of nearly forgotten, ancient melodies”–Ólafsson.

Tracklist:

CD1: Grand Piano
1. J.S. Bach: Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 (Arr. G. Kurtág)
2. Schumann: Study in Canonic Form, Op.56: No. 1
3. J.S. Bach: Adagio (from Sonata for Solo Violin, BWV 1005) (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
4. Kurtág: Harmonica (Hommage á Borsody László) (From Játékok / Book 3)
5. Bartók: The Peacock (from 3 Hungarian Folksongs from Csík, Sz. 35a/1)
6. Bartók: At the Jánoshida Fairground (from 3 Hungarian Folksongs from Csík, Sz. 35a/2)
7. Bartók: White Lily (from 3 Hungarian Folksongs from Csík, Sz. 35a/3)
8. Brahms: Intermezzo in E Major, Op. 116 No. 4
9. Kurtág: A Voice in the Distance (From Játékok / Book 5)
10. Birgisson: Where Life and Death May Dwell (Icelandic Folk Song)
11. J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata No. 1, BWV 525: I. Allegro moderato (Arr. G. Kurtág)
12. Kaldalóns: Ave María (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
13. Kurtág: Little Chorale (From Játékok / Book 1)
14. Mozart: Laudate Dominum (from Vespers, K. 339) (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
15. Kurtág: Sleepily (From Játékok / Book 1)
16. Schumann: Träumerei (from Kinderszenen, Op. 15)
17. Kurtág: Flowers We Are (From Játékok / Book 7)
18. Adès: The Branch
19. Kurtág: Twittering (From Játékok / Book 1)
20. Schumann: Vogel als Prophet, Op. 82 No. 7
21. Brahms: Intermezzo in E Minor, Op. 116 No. 5
22. Kurtág: Scraps of a Colinda Melody – Faintly Recollected (Hommage à Farkas Ferenc) (From Játékok / Book 3)

CD2: Upright Piano
1. J.S. Bach: Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 (Arr. G. Kurtág)
2. Schumann: Study in Canonic Form, Op.56: No. 1
3. J.S. Bach: Adagio (from Sonata for Solo Violin, BWV 1005) (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
4. Kurtág: Harmonica (Hommage á Borsody László) (From Játékok / Book 3)
5. Bartók: The Peacock (from 3 Hungarian Folksongs from Csík, Sz. 35a/1)
6. Bartók: At the Jánoshida Fairground (from 3 Hungarian Folksongs from Csík, Sz. 35a/2)
7. Bartók: White Lily (from 3 Hungarian Folksongs from Csík, Sz. 35a/3)
8. Brahms: Intermezzo in E Major, Op. 116 No. 4
9. Kurtág: A Voice in the Distance (From Játékok / Book 5)
10. Birgisson: Where Life and Death May Dwell (Icelandic Folk Song)
11. J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata No. 1, BWV 525: I. Allegro moderato (Arr. G. Kurtág)
12. Kaldalóns: Ave María (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
13. Kurtág: Little Chorale (From Játékok / Book 1)
14. Mozart: Laudate Dominum (from Vespers, K. 339) (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
15. Kurtág: Sleepily (From Játékok / Book 1)
16. Schumann: Träumerei (from Kinderszenen, Op. 15)
17. Kurtág: Flowers We Are (From Játékok / Book 7)
18. Adès: The Branch
19. Kurtág: Twittering (From Játékok / Book 1)
20. Schumann: Vogel als Prophet, Op. 82 No. 7
21. Brahms: Intermezzo in E Minor, Op. 116 No. 5
22. Kurtág: Scraps of a Colinda Melody – Faintly Recollected (Hommage à Farkas Ferenc) (From Játékok / Book 3)