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Jón Leifs

Jón Leifs (1899-1968)

Nationality: Icelandic
Born: May 1, 1899, Sólheimar Died: July 30, 1968, Reykjavík (age 69)

Quartetto II for String Quartet, Op. 36, Vita et mors

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
I. Bernska (Infanzia): Scherzo. Allegretto, quasi allegro e sempre vivace
II. Æska (Giovinezza): Allegro moderato, con espressione, quasi andantino
III. Sálumessa, Eilifð (Requiem, Eternità): Andante, quasi adagio
Duration: 31 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1948-1951 (age 48-52)