Jón Leifs

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Icelandic composer and conductor (May 1, 1899—July 30, 1968) .
From 1916 to 1944, he lived in Germany (studies in Leipzig). He married a Jewish pianist, Annie Riethof. He moved to Sweden in 1944 and returned to Iceland in 1945.
He wrote the quartet "Vita et Mors" in memory of his daughter Líf, drowned in a swimming accident.
He is the subject of the film "Tears of Stone" (1995), directed by the Icelandic director Hilmar Oddsson.
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CRI 179 Jón Leifs - Leifs : Iceland Overture / Isolfsson : Passacaglia / Cowell : Symphony No. 16 album art Jón Leifs / Páll Isólfsson* / Henry Cowell Jón Leifs / Páll Isólfsson* / Henry Cowell - Leifs : Iceland Overture / Isolfsson : Passacaglia / Cowell : Symphony No. 16(LP) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI 179 US 1963 Sell This Version
ITM 2 Jón Leifs - Saga Symphony album art Jón Leifs, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Jussi Jalas Jón Leifs, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Jussi Jalas - Saga Symphony(LP, Album) Iceland Music Information Centre ITM 2 UK 1976 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-691, CD-691 Jón Leifs - The Three String Quartets album art Jón Leifs - The Yggdrasil Quartet Jón Leifs - The Yggdrasil Quartet - The Three String Quartets(CD, Album) BIS, BIS BIS-CD-691, CD-691 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-692, CD-692 Jón Leifs - The Complete Piano Music album art Jón Leifs - Örn Magnússon Jón Leifs - Örn Magnússon - The Complete Piano Music(CD, Album) BIS, BIS BIS-CD-692, CD-692 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-730 Jón Leifs - Saga Symphony album art Jón Leifs / Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä Jón Leifs / Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Saga Symphony(CD, Album) BIS BIS-CD-730 Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
CHAN 9433 Jón Leifs - Fine I & II • Elegy • Iceland Cantata • Icelandic Overture album art Leifs* - Chorus Of The Icelandic Opera, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari Leifs* - Chorus Of The Icelandic Opera, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari - Fine I & II • Elegy • Iceland Cantata • Icelandic Overture(CD, Album) Chandos CHAN 9433 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Jón Leifs - Geysir (And Other Orchestral Works) album art Jón Leifs / Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä Jón Leifs / Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Geysir (And Other Orchestral Works) (Album) BIS, BIS Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-930 Jón Leifs - Dettifoss And Other Orchestral Works album art Jón Leifs / Iceland Symphony Orchestra, En Shao Jón Leifs / Iceland Symphony Orchestra, En Shao - Dettifoss And Other Orchestral Works(CD, Album) BIS BIS-CD-930 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
ITM 9-01 Jón Leifs - Jón Leifs album art Jón Leifs, Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra Jón Leifs, Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra - Jón Leifs(CD) Iceland Music Information Centre ITM 9-01 Iceland 1999 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-1030 Jón Leifs - Hekla And Other Orchestral Works album art Jón Leifs / Iceland Symphony Orchestra, En Shao Jón Leifs / Iceland Symphony Orchestra, En Shao - Hekla And Other Orchestral Works(CD, Album) BIS BIS-CD-1030 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-1050 Jón Leifs - Hafis And Other Works For Voices And Orchestra album art Jón Leifs / Iceland Symphony Orchestra Jón Leifs / Iceland Symphony Orchestra - Hafis And Other Works For Voices And Orchestra(CD, Album) BIS BIS-CD-1050 Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
SMK20 Jón Leifs - Söngvar / Complete Songs album art Jón Leifs - Finnur Bjarnason, Örn Magnússon Jón Leifs - Finnur Bjarnason, Örn Magnússon - Söngvar / Complete Songs(2xCD, Album) Smekkleysa SMK20 Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-1230/1231 Jón Leifs - Baldr album art Jón Leifs - Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Kari Kropsu Jón Leifs - Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Kari Kropsu - Baldr(2xCD, Album) BIS BIS-CD-1230/1231 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-1080 Jón Leifs - Vikingasvar album art Jón Leifs - Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hermann Bäumer Jón Leifs - Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hermann Bäumer - Vikingasvar(CD, Album) BIS BIS-CD-1080 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
SMK46 Jón Leifs - Erfiljóð / Elegies album art Jón Leifs, Kammersveit Reykjavíkur*, Karlakór Jón Leifs, Kammersveit Reykjavíkur*, Karlakór - Erfiljóð / Elegies(CD, Album) Smekkleysa SMK46 Iceland 2005 Sell This Version
BIS-SACD-1350 Jón Leifs - Edda, Part 1: The Creation Of The World album art Jón Leifs, Gunnar Guðbjörnsson, Bjarni Thor Kristinsson, Schola Cantorum*, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hermann Bäumer Jón Leifs, Gunnar Guðbjörnsson, Bjarni Thor Kristinsson, Schola Cantorum*, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hermann Bäumer - Edda, Part 1: The Creation Of The World(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) BIS BIS-SACD-1350 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
BIS-2170 Jón Leifs - Complete Songs album art Jón Leifs - Finnur Bjarnason, Örn Magnússon Jón Leifs - Finnur Bjarnason, Örn Magnússon - Complete Songs(CD, Album, RM) BIS BIS-2170 Sweden 2015 Sell This Version