Víkingur Ólafsson Records Bach For Deutsches Grammophon
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Víkingur Ólafsson Records Bach For Deutsches Grammophon

Dubbed “Iceland’s Glenn Gould” by the New York Times, Glass, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson has recorded a second concept album for Deutsche Grammophon. Released on 7 September, the simply named Bach features original works by J S Bach, alongside inspired transcriptions by composers including Rachmaninov, Busoni, Kempf and Ólafsson himself. Renowned for his innovative musical projects,…

Album Review: Philip Glass ˑ Piano Works / Vikingur Ólafsson
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Album Review: Philip Glass ˑ Piano Works / Vikingur Ólafsson

In April 2015, there was a landmark performance of Philip Glass’s Twenty Études for Piano at London’s Barbican Centre. The composer handpicked four pianists to perform with him, effectively anointing them as exponents of his art. One of these pianists was Vikingur Ólafsson, a brilliant young musician from Iceland. It is this repertoire that Ólafsson…