"By playing these pieces, you will find yourself drawing closer to his musical world, ensuring its eternal resonance"
Jóhann Jóhannsson was an award-winning Icelandic composer, renowned for his compositions across film, television, theatre and dance, including his stunning score to James Marsh’s Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything (2014), which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. Now, for the first time, transcriptions of his best-loved works have been brought together in a special limited-edition collection for solo piano. Publishing on 11th October 2023, Jóhann Jóhannsson: Piano Works celebrates the music from across his solo albums to his highly acclaimed and powerfully moving film scores.
Featuring 30 pieces accurately transcribed for intermediate piano, this collection will allow fans of Jóhannsson to immerse in his unique sound-world with music from across his career including The Theory of Everything, Odi et Amo and Flight From the City.
With only a thousand copies available, Jóhann Jóhannsson: Piano Works is presented as a stunning high-end cloth-bound hardback limited-edition book. Alongside the scores, it includes a wealth of striking photographs and a specially written introduction from American composer Dustin O’Halloran, a longtime friend of Jóhannsson.
“There is so much that can be said about Jóhann’s music, but perhaps the most striking aspect is its ability to have a direct and immediate impact. It possesses the power to transport you through time, space, and emotion – highly sensitive and profoundly intelligent.
“I believe that music acts as a time capsule, preserving the very essence of an individuals heart. When we play music from the past, we possess the ability to summon their spirit and bring them back to life. Jóhann’s music, in its timelessness, will forever remain vibrant and alive. By playing these pieces, you will find yourself drawing closer to his musical world, ensuring its eternal resonance”.