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12 MARCH 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson’s latest project, Reflections, inspired by the critically acclaimed and chart-topping 2020 album Debussy Rameau, is released by Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Canada, in all formats on 12 March 2021

Engaging in visionary conversations with French masters Debussy and Rameau, Ólafsson and other pioneering artists of today take a selection of scores as their starting points for a set of varied and original contemporary reworks. The new tracks feature the delicate guitar-based sounds of Texas-based duo Balmorhea, gentle vocals of Icelandic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Helgi Jónsson, and a hypnotic electronic take on Rameau from genre-defying Icelandic duo Hugar, among others. The reworks are combined with some of Ólafsson’s previously unreleased recordings of solo piano pieces by Debussy to create a dreamlike blend of past and present.

Víkingur Ólafsson says, “Great music is a renewable source which, in capable hands, can sound new to our ears, whether it was written 300 years ago or yesterday.”


Reflections – Full Tracklist:

eAlbum: 00028948600526

1 CD: 00028948392223

2 LP Standard: 00028948392148

2 LP D2C (Crystal clear): 00028948600601

  1. Bruyères (home session)
  2. La damoiselle élue [Hania Rani Rework (After Claude Debussy)]
  3. Canope (Home Session)
  4. Footsteps
  5. Muse d'eau
  6. L'entretien des muses - Hugar Rework [(After Jean-Philippe Rameau)]
  7. K.A.H.D.
  8. Reflection
  9. Pour le piano, L.95: 1. Prelude
  10. Pour le piano, L.95: 2. Sarabande
  11. Pour le piano, L.95: 3. Toccata
  12. Drowned Haiku (Clark Rework)
  13. Debussy: Canope
  14. La Cupis - Balmorhea Rework [(After Jean-Philippe Rameau)]
  15. Badzura: K.A.H.D. - Home Session *eAlbum only*
  16. Debussy: Bruyères