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Víkingur Ólafsson: From Afar 2LP

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:

LP 1: Grand Piano

Side A
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 in C major (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
4. Kurtág: Harmonica (Hommage á Borsody László) (From Játékok / Book 3)
5. Bartók: I. Rubato (Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk)
6. Bartók: II. L'istesso tempo (Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk)
7. Bartók: III. Poco vivo (Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk)
8. Brahms: Intermezzo 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: 1. Allegro moderato (Transcr. G. Kurtág)
Side B
1. Kaldalóns: Ave María (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
2. Kurtág: Little Chorale (From Játékok / Book 1)
3. Mozart: Laudate Dominum (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
4. Kurtág: Sleepily (From Játékok / Book 1)
5. Schumann: Träumerei Op. 15, No. 7
6. Kurtág: Flowers We Are (From Játékok / Book 7)
7. Adès: The Branch (Az Ág)
8. Kurtág: Twittering (From Játékok / Book 1)
9. Schumann: Vogel als Prophet Op. 82, No. 7

10. Kurtág: Scraps of a Colinda Melody – Faintly Recollected (Hommage à Farkas Ferenc) (From Játékok / Book 3)

LP 2: Upright Piano

Side C
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 in C Major (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
4. Kurtág: Harmonica (Hommage á Borsody László) (From Játékok / Book 3)
5. Bartók: I. Rubato (Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk)
6. Bartók: II. L'istesso tempo (Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk)
7. Bartók: III. Poco vivo (Three Hungarian Folksongs from th
8. Brahms: Intermezzo 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: 1. Allegro moderato (Transcr. G. Kurtág)
Side D
1. Kaldalóns: Ave María (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
2. Kurtág: Little Chorale (From Játékok / Book 1)
3. Mozart: Laudate Dominum (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)
4. Kurtág: Sleepily (From Játékok / Book 1)
5. Schumann: Träumerei Op. 15, No. 7
6. Kurtág: Flowers We Are (From Játékok / Book 7)
7. Adès: The Branch (Az Ág)
8. Kurtág: Twittering (From Játékok / Book 1)
9. Schumann: Vogel als Prophet Op. 82, No. 7
10. Kurtág: Scraps of a Colinda Melody – Faintly Recollected (Hommage à Farkas Ferenc) (From Játékok / Book 3)