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Pettersson - Barfotasånger (Complete Songs)

Composer Allan Pettersson
Performer Bengt-Åke Lundin
Peter Mattei
Period Modern
Catalogue Number BIS-2584 SACD
EAN 7318599925844
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Apr 2022
Total time 71'35


From 1950 and onwards, Allan Pettersson was mainly occupied with working on the monolithic symphonies for which he is best known. But before that, while still a student at the Conservatory in Stockholm and later a viola player in the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, he composed two sets of songs: Six Songs and Barfotasånger (Barefoot Songs). Of these two, the second would become especially important for the composer, who returned to it throughout his life, quoting various songs from it in his symphonies. &&&
In Barfotasånger he set his own poems, full of autobiographical detail and using a highly personal, archaic language. Several of the songs reflect his childhood, as the youngest of four children growing up in a poor working-class neighbourhood in Stockholm. All but two of them are in a minor key, in an idiom which alludes to folk songs, hymns and popular songs. They are here brought to sometimes painful life by Peter Mattei, one of the great singer-actors of our time, supported by Bengt-Åke Lundin, with whom he first collaborated almost 30 years ago, on an album of songs by Wilhelm Stenhammar.
 
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  Allan Pettersson
  Six Songs for voice and piano (1935) 14'11
01 1. Det blir stilla då kråkorna dör 2'09
02 2. En visa i ensamhet 1'00
03 3. Pinjen och blixten 1'19
04 4. Resignation 2'26
05 5. Tillflykt 1'52
06 6. Mitt hjärta behöver ett litet barn 5'25
 
  Barefoot Songs (1943-45) 57'09
07 1. Visa i sorgton 2'43
08 2. Klokar och knythänder 2'31
09 3. Fattig är Mor 1'14
10 4. Kärleken går vilse 3'11
11 5. Stjärnan och gallret 1'52
12 6. Nånting man mist 1'48
13 7. Blomma säj 2'07
14 8. Vintervisa 1'34
15 9. Liten ska vänta 2'24
16 10. Jungfrun och ljugarpust 5'07
17 11. En spelekarls himlafärd 2'11
18 12. Du vet 2'14
19 13. Du lögnar 1'55
20 14. Herren går på ängen 2'05
21 15. Hundarna vid havet 2'19
22 16. Kivlynnte liten 3'21
23 17. Jag tänker på ting 0'47
24 18. Blomma vid min fot 1'55
25 19. Rymmaren 2'09
26 20. Min längtan 2'16
27 21. Nu väntar man vinter 3'41
28 22. Vännen i Söndagslandet 2'47
29 23. Mens flugorna surra 2'43
30 24. Han ska släcka min lykta 2'15
 
  Album total 71'35
ComposerPettersson, Allan
BaritoneMattei, Peter
PianoLundin, Bengt-Ake (Bengt-Åke)

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