SONO LUMINUS RELEASES LAST SONG, WORKS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
PERFORMED BY ICELANDIC VIOLINIST AND COMPOSER
UNA SVEINBJARNARDÓTTIR AND PIANIST TINNA ÞORSTEINSDÓTTIR
On one of Iceland’s radio stations there is a tradition: at noon an Icelandic song, usually a wordless lullaby or love ballad is played just before the news hour.
Icelandic violinist Una Sveinbjarnardóttir together with Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir on piano, toy piano and prepared piano has put together Last Song, a soothingly musical antidote to whatever the day’s bad news might be.
Works by contemporary Icelandic composes, including Jórunn Viðar’s Icelandic Suite, Winter by Karólína Eiríksdóttir, In a Dream and Lullaby both by Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson, Atli Heimir Sveinsson’s Three Marian Prayers, along with Couperin’s Aubade Provençale,, Hildegard’s Anima Processional, Ole Bull’s I Ensomme Stunde, and various melodies by Monteverdi, Gluck, and Massenet provide moments of calm throughout the nineteen track of this Sono Luminus (DSL-92248) recording.
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