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Jón Leifs

Icelandic composer Jón Leifs (1899-1968) has become recognized as the most important and original composer of Icelandic music in the 20th century. A controversial figure in his own lifetime, Leifs's most important contribution to Icelandic music was his attempt to integrate elements of native folk music into the Western art music tradition.

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Jón Leifs - Edda, Part II
The music of Jón Leifs is often inspired by Iceland’s powerful n...
Jón Leifs – Complete Songs
Something of a cult figure, Jón Leifs is especially known for sp...
Jón Leifs – Elegies
As followers of BIS’s series of the music by Jón Leifs (1899–196...
Melander, Stina-Britta: Från 1 till 80 år
Nordic Showcase
International Record Review: outstanding.
Jón Leifs - Vikingasvar
BBC Music Magazine 5 stars; Klassik Heute: outstanding.
Leifs - Baldr
BBC Music Magazine: Double 5 Stars; Classics Today 10/10; Music ...
Leifs - Hafís
Classics Today 10/10; American Record Guide: Critic's Choice; Mu...
Jón Leifs - Hekla and other orchestral works
Music Web International: outstanding.
Leifs - Dettifoss and other orchestral works
BBC Music Magazine 5 stars; Fono Forum: outstanding.
Leifs - The Three String Quartets
Cannes Classical Award.
Leifs - The Complete Piano Music
An Anthology of Icelandic Choir Music
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