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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 fairy maiden from an Icelandic folk tale
Íma is a fairy maiden from an Icelandic folk tale. It tells of when she approaches a peasant in the fields with affection also promising him access to a book with supernatural powers. When, after denying to deliver the book back, the peasant has to kill the four fairies which are Íma´s family or die himself. The tale tells that after these happenings, no fairies were noted at Berunes cape where this was supposed to have happened.
- cymbal, 3 dobachi, gongs, glockenspiel, vibraphone
- Editions Bim