|World premiere recordings! Iceland’s
leading composer Leifur Thórarinsson first
studied violin at the Rekjavik School of Music and went on
to play with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. In the
1960s, he studied composition under Wallingford Riegger
and Gunther Schuller.
A prolific composer, Leifer has written
music for all media, including opera and more than sixty
pieces for theater productions.
Chamber Music is
dedicated to the composer who passed away shortly before
the release of this recording.
For more information on Thórarinsson, the members of the Caput Ensemble, and other Icelandic composers, please visit The Icelandic Music Page órarinssonn
music] exhibits skill, imagination, variety, and vigor.”
—Richard Dyer, Boston
“Liefer has been
the leading composer in Iceland for the last 30
years. If not for the recent quantity of releases
featuring Icelandic composers and musicians, most people
would assume there wasn’t significant music from
there. I am particularly proud to contribute to this