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This CD/DVD set commemorates the centennial of the birth of Sigurður Þórarinsson (1912-1983).

Dr. Sigurður Þórarinsson was an internationally known Icelandic geologist, particularly in the fields of volcanology and glaciology. He introduced in the middle of the 20th century a dating method based on ash layers, tephrochronology, regarded at the time as a pioneering achievement.  He studied mainly in Sweden but most of his work was carried out in Iceland.

Apart from his accomplishments in geology Sigurður became very popular in Iceland as the author of many songs set to different international melodies. On these disks can be found examples of Sigurður's contributions both as a songwriter and a scientist.

The CD contains 32 song recordings, all lyrics by Sigurður Þórarinsson.  Total playing time: 79:08 min.

The DVD contains three television programs:

  • "Rauða skotthúfan" (1994), a documentary on the scientific work of Sigurður Þórarinsson.  38:35 min.
  • "Svo endar hver sitt ævisvall" (1982), eight songs by Bellman, with Icelandic and Swedish lyrics.  31:46 min.
  • "Sigurðar vísur Þórarinssonar" (1992), a short cabaret of seven songs with lyrics by Sigurður.  27:43 min.

Released 2013.



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