Anders Eliasson: Double Concerto; Sinfonia per archi

Anders Eliasson: Double Concerto; Sinfonia per archi

by Roland Pöntinen

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Anders Eliasson: Double Concerto; Sinfonia per archi

Born in 1947, Swedish composer Anders Eliasson receives two world-premiere recordings on this 2008 CPO disc with Johannes Gustavsson leading the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra: his "Concerto" for violin, piano, and orchestra premiered in 2005 and his "Sinfonia per archi" premiered in 2003. Both works are immediately attractive, the "Concerto" for its sweeping lyricism and vivacious virtuosity and the "Sinfonia" for its unremitting drama and unrelenting intensity. One hears distant echoes, perhaps, of Shostakovich in the string writing and possibly reminders of Pettersson in some of the more desolate passages, but Eliasson is resolutely his own man, writing tonal music that's fresh and exciting and concert music that's challenging but not intimidating. Violinist Ulf Wallin and pianist Roland Pöntinen deliver highly charged and thoroughly convincing performances in the "Concerto" and Gustavsson and the Swedish Radio musicians turn in brilliantly played and completely committed performances in both support of the soloists in the "Concerto" and on their own in the "Sinfonia." Recorded in richly detailed and brightly colorful sound, this disc deserves to be heard by listeners who like to keep up with the latest musical fashions from Sweden.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2008
Label: Cpo Records
UPC: 0761203733422
catalogNumber: 777334-2
Rank: 208966

Tracks

  1. Concerto for violin & string orchestra: Allegro moderato
  2. Concerto for violin & string orchestra: (attacca) Adagio
  3. Concerto for violin & string orchestra: (attacca) Presto
  4. Sinfonia per archi: Andante
  5. Sinfonia per archi: (attacca) Allegro

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