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ICELAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

For centuries, Iceland’s cultural heritage had been firmly rooted in literature, notably in the Icelandic sagas. Music has only had a place since the mid-twentieth century. The foundation of the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and the Reykjavik College of Music, both in 1930, provided the basis for the formation of a professional orchestra, although it was not established until 9 March 1950. Now the Iceland Symphony Orchestra has achieved a high level of performance. It gives approximately sixty concerts each season, including subscription concerts in Reykjavik, and tours both in Iceland and abroad, with visits to the Faeroes, Greenland, Germany, Austria, France, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and North America. Over the years the orchestra has collaborated with many renowned guest artists, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yehudi Menuhin, Wilhelm Kempff, Claudio Arrau, André Previn, Daniel Barenboim, Luciano Pavarotti, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Emil Gilels and Mstislav Rostropovich. Principal conductors have included Olav Kielland and Karsten Andersen from Norway, Bohdan Wodiczko from Poland, Jean-Pierre Jacquillat from France, Petri Sakari and Osmo Vänskä from Finland, American conductor Rico Saccani and British conductor Rumon Gamba.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
Nordic Classical Favourites Naxos 8.504037
SIBELIUS Complete Symphonies Naxos 8.504039
The Seasons Naxos 8.504038


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
20 KLASSISKA FAVORITER (20 Classical Favorites) Naxos
8.570566
Orchestral
ADAGIO CHILLOUT Naxos
8.556783
Orchestral
AHO, K. / TOMASSON, H. / LINDBERG, C.: Flute Music (Nordic Spell) BIS
BIS-CD-1499
Concertos
ALFVEN: Symphony No. 4, Op. 39 / Festival Overture, Op. 52 Naxos
8.557284
Orchestral
CINEMA CLASSICS 2007 Naxos
8.556834
Orchestral
DEVIL'S MUSIC (The) Naxos
8.578085-86
Orchestral
DISCOVER THE SYMPHONY (2008 edition) Naxos Educational
8.558208-09
Orchestral
GRIEG, E.: Genius of Grieg (The) Naxos
8.570390
Orchestral
GRIEG, E.: Masterpieces Naxos
8.503186
Orchestral
IN BALANCE WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC Naxos
8.503180DK
Orchestral
Klassiska Favoriter Guld - Det bästa av det bästa ur Klassiska Favoriter (Gold Classical Favorites) Naxos
8.503129
Orchestral
LEIFS: Baldr, Op. 34 BIS
BIS-CD-1230-31
Orchestral
LEIFS: Edda, Part I: Skopun heimsins (The Creation of the World) BIS
BIS-SACD-1350
Choral - Sacred
LEIFS: Geysir and other orchestral works BIS
BIS-CD-830
Orchestral
LEIFS: Hafis / Nott / Gudrunmarkvida BIS
BIS-CD-1050
Orchestral
LEIFS: Hekla / Iceland Overture / Loftr-Suite / Reminiscence du Nord BIS
BIS-Cd-1030
Orchestral
LEIFS: Lay of Helgi the Hunding-slayer (The) / Groa's Spell / Landfall / Iceland Cantata BIS
BIS-CD-1080
Vocal, Choral - Secular, Chamber Music, Choral - Sacred
LEIFS: Organ Concerto / Dettifoss / Variazioni pastorale / Fine II BIS
BIS-CD-930
Concertos, Orchestral, Choral - Secular
LEIFS: Symphony No. 1 BIS
BIS-CD-730
Orchestral
MAGIC OF SPRING (THE) Naxos
8.557785
Orchestral
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - FINLAND: A Musical Tour of Helsinki and the Finnish landscape (NTSC) Naxos
2.110508
Classical Concert
MYSTERY OF AUTUMN (THE) Naxos
8.557791
Orchestral
Norwegian Classical Favourites Naxos
8.557017
Orchestral
Norwegian Classical Favourites Naxos
8.557018
Orchestral
ONCE UPON A TIME Naxos
8.557953-54
Orchestral
Orchestral Music - PETERSON-BERGER, W. / LARSSON, L.-E. / SIBELIUS, J. / GRIEG, E. / ALFVEN, H. (Nordic Favourites) Naxos
8.554782
Orchestral
SANDSTROM, J.: Indri / Era / Ocean Child / En Herrgardsseagen (Christian Lindberg Conducts Jan Sandstrom) (Iceland Symphony, Lindberg) BIS
BIS-CD-1748
Orchestral
SEA IN MUSIC (THE) Naxos
8.578269-70
Orchestral
SIBELIUS (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552135-36
Orchestral
SIBELIUS: Finlandia / Karelia Suite / Lemminkainen Suite Naxos
8.554265
Orchestral
SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 Naxos
8.554102
Orchestral
SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 Naxos
8.554377
Orchestral
SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 / 'The Tempest', Suite No. 2 Naxos
8.554387
Orchestral
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 / 'The Tempest', Suite No. 1 Naxos
8.554266
Orchestral
SIBELIUS: Tapiola / En Saga / Oceanides / Pohjola's Daughter Naxos
8.555299
Orchestral
SKALKOTTAS: Maiden of Death (The) / Piano Concerto No. 1 / Ouverture Concertante BIS
BIS-CD-1014
Orchestral, Concertos
SKALKOTTAS: Orchestral Music BIS
BIS-CD-954
Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
SKALKOTTAS: Sea (The) / 4 Images / Cretan Feast BIS
BIS-CD-1384
Orchestral
TOMASSON: Flute Concertos 1 and 2 / Skima BIS
BIS-CD-1419
Concertos, Orchestral
TONER TILL TROST (Music for Comfort) Naxos
8.503158
Orchestral





 
 
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