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Reykjavik Midsummer Music 2019 - Prokofiev, Messiaen and Shostakovich

Pianist Vikingur Olafsson and friends perform Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew themes and Shostakovich's Piano Trio No 2 at the 2019 Reykjavik Midsummer Music festival.

Sarah Walker introduces the first of four programmes of highlights from the 2019 Reykjavik Midsummer Music festival, in which curator and pianist Vikingur Ólafsson is joined by friends in a wide-ranging series of concerts.

Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew themes
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Ilya Gringolts (violin)
Anahit Kurtikyan (violin)
Yura Lee (viola)
Jakob Korányi (cello)
Vikingur Ólafsson (piano)

Messiaen: Praise to the Eternity of Jesus
(5th movt from Quatuor pour la fin du temps)
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Vikingur Ólafsson (piano)

Arvo Pärt: Hymn to a Great City
Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 67
Ilya Gringolts (violin)
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Vikingur Ólafsson (piano)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Concerto For Cello And Strings

    Performer: Kristina Blaumane. Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Orchestra: Lietuvos kamerinis orkestras.
    • ECM: 2239.
    • ECM.
    • 3.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Overture on Hebrew themes

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Ilya Gringolts. Performer: Anahit Kurtikyan. Performer: Yura Lee. Performer: Jakob Koranyi. Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Quatuor pour la fin du temps (5th movement: Praise to the Eternity of Jesus)

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson. Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Hymn to a great city for 2 pianos

    Ensemble: Katia & Marielle Labèque.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op 67

    Performer: Ilya Gringolts. Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.

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