"You don’t have to be terribly learned musically to realize that
something wonderful has transpired in Bach’s monumental set of
variations on a ground bass. Sigurjónsdóttir does the hard work
for you, so just sit back and enjoy!"
The Story in Tones 20th Century Historical Recordings from Iceland
is a CD produced in cooperation with
4Tay Records in the USA.
It includes a selection of Icelandic compositions performed by some of the
pioners of Icelandic musicians, violinists Björn Ólafsson
and pianists Jón Nordal, Wilhelm-Lansky-Otto, Árni Kristjánsson
and Jórunn Viðar.
"Hlíf Sigurjónsdóttir plays with a great purity of
tone which she can tailor to the historical and individual style of the
pieces she performs. Her bowing is always flexible and accurate,
and her sense of pitch is precise. She is an excellent representative
of music in a very musically intense nation"
Music critic at the Washington Post, 2004