Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Víkingur Ólafsson|From Afar

From Afar

Víkingur Ólafsson

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 192.0 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

"From Afar" is a new album full of beautiful arrangements recorded on two pianos with the repertoire mirrored on both grand piano and upright piano. Inspired by a meeting with the iconic Hungarian composer György Kurtág, this album is a musical response with music from: Kurtág, J. S. Bach, Brahms, W. A. Mozart, Adès, Schumann, Birgisson or Kaldalóns. With beautifully evocative titles & forgotten melodies, Víkingur Ólafsson creates a thread of stories within a bigger structure: nature, home, childhood, family. © Deutsche Grammophon

More info

From Afar

Víkingur Ólafsson

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 90 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 90 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From $10.83/month

Das Orgelbuchlein, BWV 599-644 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

1
Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 (Arr. Kurtág) (Grand Piano)
00:01:37

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Gyorgy Kurtag, Arranger, Work Arranger - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6 Studies in Canonic Form, Op. 56 (Robert Schumann)

2
No. 1, Nicht zu schnell (Grand Piano)
00:01:56

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

3
I. Adagio (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson) (Grand Piano)
00:04:14

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Arranger, Piano, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 3 (György Kurtág)

4
Harmonica (Hommage á Borsody László) (Grand Piano)
00:00:59

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

3 Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk, Sz. 35a (Béla Bartók)

5
I. Rubato (Grand Piano)
00:01:11

Bela Bartok, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6
II. L’istesso tempo (Grand Piano)
00:00:55

Bela Bartok, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7
III. Poco vivo (Grand Piano)
00:01:15

Bela Bartok, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7 Fantasies, Op. 116 (Johannes Brahms)

8
No. 4, Intermezzo (Adagio) in E Major (Grand Piano)
00:05:01

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 5 (György Kurtág)

9
A Voice in the Distance (Grand Piano)
00:01:51

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

10
Birgisson: Where Life and Death May Dwell (Icelandic Folk Song) (Grand Piano)
00:01:53

Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Snorri Sigfus Birgisson, Composer - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Trio Sonata No. 1 in E-Flat Major, BWV 525 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

11
I. (Allegro moderato) (Transcr. Kurtág) (Grand Piano)
00:02:24

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Gyorgy Kurtag, Contributor, Transcription - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Halla Oddný Magnúsdóttir, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12
Kaldalóns: Ave María (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson) (Grand Piano)
00:03:37

Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sigvaldi Kaldalóns, Composer - Indriði Einarsson, Author - Víkingur Ólafsson, Arranger, Piano, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 1 (György Kurtág)

13
Little Chorale (Grand Piano)
00:01:07

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Vesperae solennes de Confessore in C Major, K. 339 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

14
V. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson) (Grand Piano)
00:04:56

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Arranger, Piano, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 1 (György Kurtág)

15
Sleepily (Grand Piano)
00:01:04

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (Robert Schumann)

16
No. 7, Träumerei (Grand Piano)
00:02:40

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 7 (György Kurtág)

17
Flowers We Are (Grand Piano)
00:01:19

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

18
Adès: The Branch (Grand Piano)
00:01:21

Thomas Ades, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 1 (György Kurtág)

19
Twittering (Grand Piano)
00:01:26

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Halla Oddný Magnúsdóttir, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Waldszenen, op. 82 (Robert Schumann)

20
No. 7, Vogel als Prophet (Grand Piano)
00:03:53

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7 Fantasies, Op. 116 (Johannes Brahms)

21
No. 5, Intermezzo (Andante con grazia ed intimissimo sentimento) in E Minor (Grand Piano)
00:03:31

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 3 (György Kurtág)

22
Scraps of a Colinda Melody - Faintly Recollected (Hommage à Farkas Ferenc) (Grand Piano)
00:03:20

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

DISC 2

Das Orgelbuchlein, BWV 599-644 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

1
Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 (Arr. Kurtág) (Upright Piano)
00:01:45

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Gyorgy Kurtag, Arranger, Work Arranger - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6 Studies in Canonic Form, Op. 56 (Robert Schumann)

2
No. 1, Nicht zu schnell (Upright Piano)
00:01:57

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

3
I. Adagio (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson) (Upright Piano)
00:04:01

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Arranger, Piano, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 3 (György Kurtág)

4
Harmonica (Hommage á Borsody László) (Upright Piano)
00:00:43

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

3 Hungarian Folksongs from the Csìk, Sz. 35a (Béla Bartók)

5
I. Rubato (Upright Piano)
00:01:10

Bela Bartok, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6
II. L’istesso tempo (Upright Piano)
00:01:01

Bela Bartok, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7
III. Poco vivo (Upright Piano)
00:01:19

Bela Bartok, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7 Fantasies, Op. 116 (Johannes Brahms)

8
No. 4, Intermezzo (Adagio) in E Major (Upright Piano)
00:05:01

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 5 (György Kurtág)

9
A Voice in the Distance (Upright Piano)
00:02:00

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

10
Birgisson: Where Life and Death May Dwell (Icelandic Folk Song) (Upright Piano)
00:01:45

Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Snorri Sigfus Birgisson, Composer - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Trio Sonata No. 1 in E-Flat Major, BWV 525 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

11
I. (Allegro moderato) (Transcr. Kurtág) (Upright Piano)
00:02:31

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Gyorgy Kurtag, Contributor, Transcription - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Halla Oddný Magnúsdóttir, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12
Kaldalóns: Ave María (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson) (Upright Piano)
00:03:36

Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sigvaldi Kaldalóns, Composer - Indriði Einarsson, Author - Víkingur Ólafsson, Arranger, Piano, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 1 (György Kurtág)

13
Little Chorale (Upright Piano)
00:01:34

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Vesperae solennes de Confessore in C Major, K. 339 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

14
V. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Arr. Víkingur Ólafsson) (Upright Piano)
00:04:57

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Arranger, Piano, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 1 (György Kurtág)

15
Sleepily (Upright Piano)
00:01:18

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (Robert Schumann)

16
No. 7, Träumerei (Upright Piano)
00:02:41

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 7 (György Kurtág)

17
Flowers We Are (Upright Piano)
00:01:14

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

18
Adès: The Branch (Upright Piano)
00:01:19

Thomas Ades, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 1 (György Kurtág)

19
Twittering (Upright Piano)
00:01:13

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Halla Oddný Magnúsdóttir, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Waldszenen, op. 82 (Robert Schumann)

20
No. 7, Vogel als Prophet (Upright Piano)
00:03:47

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7 Fantasies, Op. 116 (Johannes Brahms)

21
No. 5, Intermezzo (Andante con grazia ed intimissimo sentimento) in E Minor (Upright Piano)
00:03:34

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Játékok / Book 3 (György Kurtág)

22
Scraps of a Colinda Melody - Faintly Recollected (Hommage à Farkas Ferenc) (Upright Piano)
00:03:27

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Christopher Tarnow, Producer, Mixer, Editor, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album Description

"From Afar" is a new album full of beautiful arrangements recorded on two pianos with the repertoire mirrored on both grand piano and upright piano. Inspired by a meeting with the iconic Hungarian composer György Kurtág, this album is a musical response with music from: Kurtág, J. S. Bach, Brahms, W. A. Mozart, Adès, Schumann, Birgisson or Kaldalóns. With beautifully evocative titles & forgotten melodies, Víkingur Ólafsson creates a thread of stories within a bigger structure: nature, home, childhood, family. © Deutsche Grammophon

About the album

Improve album information

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Puccini: Tosca

Leontyne Price

Puccini: Tosca Leontyne Price

Vincenzo Bellini : Norma

Cecilia Bartoli

Vincenzo Bellini : Norma Cecilia Bartoli

Verdi : Aida

Sir Georg Solti

Verdi : Aida Sir Georg Solti

Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles

Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles
More on Qobuz
By Víkingur Ólafsson

Philip Glass: Piano Works

Víkingur Ólafsson

Philip Glass: Piano Works Víkingur Ólafsson

Johann Sebastian Bach

Víkingur Ólafsson

Johann Sebastian Bach Víkingur Ólafsson

Mozart & Contemporaries

Víkingur Ólafsson

Mozart & Contemporaries Víkingur Ólafsson

Debussy – Rameau

Víkingur Ólafsson

Debussy – Rameau Víkingur Ólafsson

From Afar

Víkingur Ólafsson

From Afar Víkingur Ólafsson

Playlists

You may also like...

Eclipse

Hilary Hahn

Eclipse Hilary Hahn

Sibelius: Complete Symphonies

Klaus Mäkelä

The New Four Seasons - Vivaldi Recomposed

Max Richter

Old Friends New Friends

Nils Frahm

Nightscapes

Magdalena Hoffmann

Nightscapes Magdalena Hoffmann
In your panoramas...
Marc Ribot, the Anti-guitar Hero

For over thirty-five years, Marc Ribot’s name has been on the covers of albums by Tom Waits, Alain Bashung, Diana Krall, John Zorn, Robert Plant, Caetano Veloso and numerous other artists, and when he's not busy lending his unique guitar to others, the New Yorker takes pleasure, under his own name, in breaking down and re-building rock, jazz, funk, Cuban music and anything his fingers touch.

Martha Argerich: The Untameable Pianist

For over 60 years the Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich has amazed audiences all over the world with her wild, impulsive playing and her constant risk-taking, overcoming every technical difficulty by turning each of her performances into a fascinating journey.

Neoclassicism: The New World Between Classical Music and Electro

Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Max Richter, Poppy Ackroyd, Peter Broderick, Joana Gama... In recent years, these popular names have all been grouped under the vast and imprecise label "neoclassical". In truth, this "scene" looks more like a motley crew of curious artists who mix classical instruments with electronic production. Drawing influence from American minimalism, these musicians tantalise the senses and expand horizons on both sides of the musical spectrum.

In the news...