And classic took a new turn: the new album Vikingur of Olafsson

Can you relate to classical music, but fans of this genre are actually quite a lot, and from time to time, there are enthusiastic innovators, which only increase the number of fans of classics, allowing you to look at the works of the great composers from a completely different angle. One of them is the Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson, which completely reinterprets the familiar sound to millions of listeners songs.

Despite her young age, Ólafsson to his 34 years was able to release several albums, however, the widespread popularity brought him the album Piano Works, dedicated to the anniversary of Philip glass — the legends of contemporary classical music, a prominent popularizer of minimalism. Joint appearance with Glass helped Vikingur to perfect their interpretations of piano etudes American classic. And to watch game of Olafsson can be very long.

Etude number 5 by Philip glass performed by Icelandic pianist sounds even deeper.

No wonder we remembered the work of Vikingur of Olafsson, because a few days ago, the pianist released his new album, which gathered the best works of Johann Sebastian Bach, famous German composer, organist and harpsichordist. Plastic includes such legendary works as the series “the Well-tempered clavier” (prelude and Fugue in d minor, BWV 851, prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846, etc.), Aria and variations in the Italian style (BWV 989), and many others. We know that Bach was the first to sense the versatility of the piano score. He turned this tool into a real creative laboratory where I could freely experiment and implement the most daring projects and ideas.

The album features 35 songs that will give you almost a half hour high quality classical music. New methods of Olafsson saturated music ideas and feelings of great significance. However, the rush of beautiful words can be long, but it is better to listen to this album. You can do this below, subject to the availability of a subscription to Apple Music, and buy it, you can at this link.

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