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PETTERSSON, ALLAN Symphonies Nos 5 & 7. Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra / Christian Lindberg. BIS Records SACD

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Pettersson Allan Symphonies Norrkoping So Christian Lindberg Bis Records Sacd
Pettersson Allan Symphonies Norrkoping So Christian Lindberg Bis Records Sacd
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BIS2240
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Allan Pettersson (1911–80):

Symphony No. 5 (1960–62)
Symphony No. 7 (1966–67)

Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra / Christian Lindberg

A characteristic trait in Allan Pettersson’s music is the use of strong contrasts – shifts between an enormous intensity and calm relaxation, between complex and violently dissonant passages and peaceful, simple melodies and harmonies. This certainly applies to both works recorded here by the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Christian Lindberg – the composer’s Fifth and Seventh Symphonies.

Premièred in 1963 and 1968 respectively, these two symphonies contributed substantially to Pettersson’s public standing during the 1960s. The Fifth earned him the music prize of the newspaper Expressen, while at the same time Pettersson’s extensive use of traditional harmony, particularly in the slow ending of the work, caused a number of commentators to criticize it as ‘outmoded’. In 1964, the symphony probably contributed to Pettersson being selected as one of the first recipients of a public remuneration scheme for composers, which guaranteed them a lifelong minimum income.

Four years later, the first performance of Symphony No. 7 was conducted by Antal Doráti, the dedicatee of the work. The event is often described as Pettersson’s ‘breakthrough’, and Doráti’s recording of the work in 1969 with the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra earned the performers and the composer a ‘Swedish Grammy’ Award. Pettersson’s Seventh remains the most recorded and most frequently performed of all of his works. It is heard on disc in a performance from what are widely regarded as the leading Pettersson interpreters of our time.

BIS Records SACD BIS2240

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Awards Gramophone Editors Choice
Format CD, SACD
Genre Classical
Label BIS Records
Release Period May 2018

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