Leifur Þórarinsson
(1934-1998)
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Leifur Þórarinsson was born in Reykjavík on 13 August 1934, and died on 24 April 1998 at the age of only 63. He began violin studies with Þorvaldur Steingrímsson at an early age, progressing to the Reykjavík College of Music, where he studied with Björn Ólafsson. He also studied theory and composition with Jón Þórarinsson, who had recently returned to Iceland from Yale University in the USA, where his principal mentor was Paul Hindemith. At the age of twenty Leifur Þórarinsson left Iceland to pursue further studies in Vienna and Munich in 1954-56, under the supervision of Karl Schizke, Wilhelm Killmayer and Hans Jelinek; Jelinek was a student of Alban Berg, one of the pioneers of twelve-tone technique. In 1959 Þórarinsson returned to the USA, where he remained off-and-on until 1966. He studied initially with Wallingford Riegger, a pioneer of serialism in America, first at the Manhattan School of Music, and subsequently in all fields of composition in New York and Tanglewood. On his return to Iceland in 1966, Þórarinsson pursued composition, but also did many other kinds of work. He was a radio announcer and programmer with Iceland National Broadcasting Service for many years, and was also employed in teaching, journalism and reporting. He was involved in group activities of Icelandic composers, and was one of the founders of the Iceland Music Information Centre in the 1960s.

Leifur Þórarinsson was a versatile composer. His oeuvre includes a number of large, impressive symphonic works: an Oboe Concerto, a Violin Concerto and three symphonies. His works of chamber music number several dozen, not to mention his compositions for solo instruments, solo singers and choirs, and many shorter orchestral works. He was a pioneer of serialism in Iceland, moulded in the Schoenberg tradition in Vienna and the USA. But a lyrical and romantic voice may often be discerned in his work, which spans a variety of styles. He wrote popular songs and jazz along with his purely classical concert pieces, and also composed music for over forty theatrical productions.

QUARTETTO GLACIALE(C017-054)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quartet
Instruments
Flute, Guitar, Violin, Cello
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1977
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2841,30 ISK
4059,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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QUINTET(C017-033)
Product categories
Chamber works, Wind music, Wind quintet
Instruments
Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Oboe
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1973
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1422,75 ISK
2032,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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RELATIVITIES(C017-014)
Product categories
Chamber works, Trio
Instruments
Piano, Violin, Cello
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1960
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1226,40 ISK
1752,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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RENT(C017-011)
Product categories
Orchestra, Chamber works
Instruments
Double Bass, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1976
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2097,90 ISK
2997,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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RÍS UPP, Ó, GUÐ(C017-030)
Cantata
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Vocal music
Instruments
Organ, Voice, SATB
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1979
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2931,60 ISK
4188,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SÁUÐ ÞIÐ HANA SYSTUR MÍNA(C017-057)
Product categories
Theatre music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Hallgrímsson, Jónas
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SERENA(C017-067)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Gítar og harpa - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Harp, Violin
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1226,40 ISK
1752,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SINFÓNÍA 2(C017-077)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1997
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SJÓLEIÐIN TIL BAGDAD (C017-081)
Sea Route to Baghdad
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Wind music, Tréblásturhljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Flute
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
314,30 ISK
449,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SKAMMDEGISVÍSA(C017-072)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Grímsson, Stefán Hörður
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SKUGGAKVÆÐI(C017-080)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SONATA(C017-017)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1957
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1812,30 ISK
2589,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SONATA PER MANUELA(C017-048)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Flute
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1979
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SONATA WITH DA FANTASY(C017-043)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Harpsichord
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1715,70 ISK
2451,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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STIG(C017-009)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sextet
Instruments
Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Cor anglais, Flute, French Horn, Percussion
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1973
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1715,70 ISK
2451,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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STRING QUARTET(C017-003)
Product categories
Chamber works, String quartet, String music
Instruments
Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1969
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2380,35 ISK
3400,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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STYR - NOTTURNO CAPRICCIOSO(C017-041)
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1988
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3021,90 ISK
4317,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SUMARÁST(C017-079)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SUMARMÁL(C017-025)
The coming of summer
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Flute, Harpsichord
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1978
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2192,40 ISK
3132,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SYMPHONY(C017-005)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1963
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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THE OUTLAW(C017-015)
Product categories
Choral music, Theatre music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TIL DAMASKUS (Strindberg)(C017-039)
Product categories
Orchestra, Theatre music
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2286,90 ISK
3267,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TRIO(C017-028)
Product categories
Chamber works, Trio
Instruments
Clarinet, Piano, Violin
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1979
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2566,20 ISK
3666,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TWO SONGS(C017-023)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1953
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TWO SONGS(C017-059)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Bass, Piano, Voice
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1992
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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