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  • Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
  • Composer: Jón Leifs
  • Audio CD (28 Jun. 2004)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bis
  • ASIN: B0002CH8AQ
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 322,674 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Viking's Answer (Vikingasvar), Op. 54: Viking's Answer (Vikingasvar), Op. 54Sigurdur Flosason 4:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Lay of Helgi the Hunding-slayer (Helga kvida Hundingsbana), Op. 61Gudrun Edda Gunnarsdottir 8:33Album Only
Listen  3. Groa's Spell (Grogaldr), Op. 62: Groa's Spell (Grogaldr), Op. 62Gudrun Edda Gunnarsdottir18:49Album Only
Listen  4. Jonas Hallgrimsson in memoriam (Jonasar minni Hallgrimssonar), Op. 48Hordur Askelsson 6:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Spring Song (Vorvisa), Op. 46Hordur Askelsson 5:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Landfall - Overture (Landsyn - forleikur), Op. 41Arni Hardarson10:06Album Only
Listen  7. Iceland Cantata (Islandskantata), Op. 13: I. Moderato, maestoso, ma animatoHordur Askelsson 1:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Iceland Cantata (Islandskantata), Op. 13: II. AndanteHordur Askelsson 3:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Iceland Cantata (Islandskantata), Op. 13: III. Allegro spirituosoHordur Askelsson 1:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Iceland Cantata (Islandskantata), Op. 13: IV. AdagioHordur Askelsson 4:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Iceland Cantata (Islandskantata), Op. 13: V. LarghettoHordur Askelsson 1:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Iceland Cantata (Islandskantata), Op. 13: VI. Allegro furiosoHordur Askelsson 2:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Iceland Cantata (Islandskantata), Op. 13: VII. AndanteHordur Askelsson 3:29£0.79  Buy MP3 

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Philoctetes TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Aug. 2009
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If you're hesitating before attempting the mammoth Leifs - Edda, Part 1, this CD will make an outstanding intro to Jon Leifs' hair-raisingly powerful, highly expressive vocal music. In addition to the wonderful Iceland Cantata there is the eerily "necromantic" (is that a neologism I can claim?)Lay Of Helgi The Hunding-Slayer, before the uncompromisingly mesmeric Groa's Spell. Viking's Answer makes a suitable curtain raiser.

It is the last four patriotic items on the disc that make Leifs' status as the icon of Icelandic classical music readily apparent. You can listen and see (and feel) the biting freshness of the land, it's harsh vitality. The wide open spaces, green oases, jagged rocks and perilous mountains, all conjured in unprecedented, visionary music for choir and orchestra.

Like a cold plunge. Jump in. You'll feel better for it.

Update (11/2013): the trumpets resound for Jonas. Groa gives out her spell in a ring of thunder. Pale cliffs rise from the mists on the water. Come wind, rain, lightning or hot lava, the spirit is indomitable.
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