Valen: Symphony No.3. Valen himself claimed this work as a sort of pastoral symphony. His inspiration came from Vestlandet, the countryside where he lived.
To quote the liner notes by Valen specialist Arvid Vollsnes, 'many of the movements are like gigantic fugues. They have a dynamic, rather than an architectural form even though we encounter sonata form, Lied form and rondos'.
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