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Allan Pettersson - Symphonies Nos 5 & 7

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Catalogue numberBIS-2240 SACD
Release date2018-03-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time82:48

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 each. 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.
 
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  Composer: Pettersson, Allan
  Symphony No. 5 (1960–62) 41:00
01 Beginning 06:28 $ 1.55 USD
02 Figure 17 05:51 $ 1.40 USD
03 Figure 43 18:13 $ 4.37 USD
04 Figure 129 10:28 $ 2.51 USD
 
  Symphony No. 7 (1966–67) 41:40
05 Beginning 02:38 $ 0.63 USD
06 Bar 53 04:51 $ 1.16 USD
07 Bar 172 04:25 $ 1.06 USD
08 Bar 255 03:01 $ 0.72 USD
09 Bar 311 04:36 $ 1.10 USD
10 Bar 389 02:22 $ 0.57 USD
11 Bar 432 00:56 $ 0.22 USD
12 Bar 450 03:07 $ 0.75 USD
13 Bar 512 05:16 $ 1.26 USD
14 Bar 564 02:36 $ 0.62 USD
15 Bar 613 01:57 $ 0.47 USD
16 Bar 648 02:25 $ 0.58 USD
17 Bar 707 03:30 $ 0.84 USD
 
  Album total 82:48
ComposerPettersson, Allan
ConductorLindberg, Christian
OrchestraNorrköping Symphony Orchestra

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