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Northern Lights - Performances from Finland and Iceland

Ian Skelly presents performances by musicians from Finland, Sweden and Iceland. With works by Bach, Crusell, Michael Kirsten and Mendelssohn.

Northern Lights: Ian Skelly presents performances by artists from Finland, Sweden and Iceland.

JS Bach: Two-Part Inventions, from BWV 772-786
Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
One of Finland's leading violinists, recorded by Bavarian Radio

Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775-1838): Flute Quartet, Op. 7
Emily Beynon (flute), Paula Sundqvist (violin), Riitta-Liisa Ristiluoma (viola), Mikko Ivars (cello)
The best-known Finnish-born composer before Sibelius, recorded in his home town of Uusikaupunki

Michael Kirsten (1682-1742): Partie a tre for Viola, Cello and Double Bass
Johanna Persson (viola), Kati Raitinen (cello), Ediscon Ruiz (double bass)
A rarely-heard composer recorded at the Grünewaldsalen, Stockholm

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F minor Op. 80
Sigrún Edvaldsdóttir (violin), Pascal La Rosa (violin), Thórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir (viola), Sigurgeir Agnarsson (cello)
Some of Iceland's leading string players come together for this performance at the Northern Lights Hall in Reykjavik

Photo of Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik (c) Nic Lehoux.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    6 Inventions from Bwv.772-86: Nos.1, 3, 6, 8, 14 + 15

    Performer: Pekka Kuusisto. Performer: Nicolas Altstaedt.
  • Bernhard Crusell

    Clarinet Quartet No. 3 In D Major Op.7 transcribed for flute quartet

    Performer: Emily Beynon. Performer: Paula Sundqvist. Performer: Riita-Liisa Ristiluoma. Performer: Mikko Ivars.
  • Michael Kirsten

    Partie A Tre For Viola, Cello And Double Bass

    Performer: Johanna Persson. Performer: Kati Raitinen. Performer: Edicson Ruiz.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No.6 In F Minor Op.80

    Performer: Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir. Performer: Pascal La Rosa. Performer: Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir. Performer: Sigurgeir Agnarsson.

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