Víkingur Ólafsson: Behind the Scenes

Víkingur Ólafsson: Behind the Scenes

About this playlist

Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson’s remarkable originality and powerful musical conviction have seen him, in just a few years, take the music world by storm to become one of the most sought-after artists of today.

In our exclusive interview, he talks about all things music: his education in Iceland and New York, the record label and music festival he founded, music communication and of course his 2 landmark albums on Deutsche Grammophon.

Tracklist

    Víkingur Ólafsson: Primephonic Interview
  • Introduction

    Víkingur Ólafsson, Guy Jones

    0:40

  • Invention No. 12 in A Major, BWV 783

    Víkingur Ólafsson

    1:19

  • Víkingur Ólafsson: Primephonic Interview
  • Musical Childhood

    Víkingur Ólafsson, Guy Jones

    3:37

  • 4. Finale (Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace)

    Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

    5:53

  • Víkingur Ólafsson: Primephonic Interview
  • Music Education in Iceland

    Víkingur Ólafsson, Guy Jones

    4:30

  • Good Morning, Midnight

    Jóhann Jóhannsson, Air Lyndhurst String Orchestra, Anthony Weeden

    3:17

  • Víkingur Ólafsson: Primephonic Interview
  • Studying at Julliard

    Víkingur Ólafsson, Guy Jones

    6:43

  • 2. Adagio

    Víkingur Ólafsson

    4:10

  • Víkingur Ólafsson: Primephonic Interview
  • Starting a Label

    Víkingur Ólafsson, Guy Jones

    4:28

  • 1. (Allegro)

    Alfred Brendel, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

    13:15

  • Víkingur Ólafsson: Primephonic Interview
  • Music Festivals

    Víkingur Ólafsson, Guy Jones

    3:12

  • 1. Frühling

    Lise Davidsen, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen

    3:44

  • Víkingur Ólafsson: Primephonic Interview
  • Music Communication

    Víkingur Ólafsson, Guy Jones

    3:50

  • III. Alla marcia - Più mosso tempo primo

    Münchner Horntrio

    3:17

  • Víkingur Ólafsson: Primephonic Interview
  • Philip Glass

    Víkingur Ólafsson, Guy Jones

    3:26

  • No. 5

    Víkingur Ólafsson

    8:55

  • Víkingur Ólafsson: Primephonic Interview
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Víkingur Ólafsson, Guy Jones

    7:52

  • Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54 (Transcr. by Víkingur Ólafsson)

    Víkingur Ólafsson

    4:26

  • Total playing time

    1:26:41

Curated by

Víkingur Ólafsson

Pianist

About this playlist

Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson’s remarkable originality and powerful musical conviction have seen him, in just a few years, take the music world by storm to become one of the most sought-after artists of today.

In our exclusive interview, he talks about all things music: his education in Iceland and New York, the record label and music festival he founded, music communication and of course his 2 landmark albums on Deutsche Grammophon.

Curated by

Víkingur Ólafsson

Pianist

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