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Anders Eliasson - Symphonies Nos 3 & 4

Composer Anders Eliasson
Performer Christian Lindberg
Anders Paulsson
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Johannes Gustavsson, conductor
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2368 SACD
EAN 7318599923680
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Jan 2022
Total time 77'03


Born into a working-class family, Anders Eliasson’s earliest musical experiences originated from within himself: ‘they were my own singing, and tunes I heard on the radio’. At the age of nine he began to play the trumpet, and soon after he became the leader of a jazz band for which he wrote arrangements. Aged 14, he found a local organist to teach him harmony and counterpoint, and at 16 he left his hometown for Stockholm &&&to study privately.
In 1966 Eliasson enrolled at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, studying the various techniques and trends of modernism, from dodecaphony to musique concrete. But in the end he found it impossible to ‘break away from more than a thousand years of tradition’, as he put it: ‘Music is like H2O: melody, harmony and rhythm are a single entity. And it has to flow.’ The three works recorded here – all for the first time – are examples of the highly personal idiom he developed as a consequence.
 
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  Anders Eliasson
  Symphony No. 3 for soprano saxophone and orchestra (1989/2010) 27'38
01 I. Cerca 5'41
02 II. Solitudine 8'06
03 III. Fremiti 7'01
04 IV. Lugubre 4'57
05 V. Nebbie 1'53
 
06 Concerto per Trombone (2000) 22'11
 
  Symphony No. 4 (2005) 27'11
07 Beginning. Allegro 11'50
08 Bar 414. Adagio 7'43
09 Bar 494. Con moto, minaccioso 5'14
10 Bar 703. Adagio 2'24
 
  Album total 77'03
ComposerEliasson, Anders
Soprano saxophonePaulsson, Anders
OrchestraGothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
ConductorGustavsson, Johannes
Oramo, Sakari
TromboneLindberg, Christian

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