Cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir is from the once-isolated island country of Iceland, a land of ice and snow and geothermal power and awesome music. In this episode, Sæunn tells the unique history of Icelandic classical music (or “music,” as they call it there), including how the long-term relative isolation of the country lent to its unique approach to music, and tells what Björk’s favorite food is. Just kidding! But she does talk about Iceland’s important composers and musical luminaries and says a lot of really cool-sounding Icelandic words.
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