Every Wednesday, Ventipop features a new instrumental track.
"La Villageoise" by Víkingur Ólafsson
“Breathtakingly brilliant pianist” (Gramophone) Víkingur Ólafsson has become, in just a few years, one of the most sought-after artists of today. Debussy • Rameau follows his critically-acclaimed 2019 recording Johann Sebastian Bach which was included in numerous best albums of the year lists, named one of the greatest ever Bach recordings by Gramophone, and won the 2019 Opus Klassik Piano Recital Album of the Year award as well as Album of the Year at the BBC Music Magazine Awards. In 2019 Ólafsson was also named Gramophone’s Artist of the Year and Limelight’s International Artist of the Year. Víkingur Ólafsson, who is currently Artist in Residence at Berlin’s Konzerthaus, has been announced as Associate Artist at the Southbank Centre in London from October 2020 and his residency will feature music ranging across four centuries including works from Debussy • Rameau.