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Áskell Másson (*1953)
Played by the best orchestras, ensembles and soloists, his music reflects a powerful sense of drama. The variety of rhythms and sounds, the combination of lyrical and percussive moments, give to his compositions a unique intensity.
Áskell Másson (b. 21. November 1953) is amongst Iceland´s leading composers. With a varied background as a woodwind player and percussionist, he was...
A melody from Icelandic folklore
Boreas stands for the “North Wind” of Greek mythology. In Scandinavian mythology, it was known as BOR, father of Odin, chief of the ancient pagan gods Asar and his brothers. This piece, taken from the Tuba Concerto Maes Howe, is based upon a melody from Icelandic folklore sung to numerous texts of sagas.
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