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Blomdahl: The Three Symphonies

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 : Blomdahl: The Three Symphonies

Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0750582921322
Format: Import
Label: BIS
Languages: EnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: BIS
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: BIS
Release Date: February 01, 1994
Studio: BIS

Disc 1:
  1. I. Sostenuto Et Pesante-Allegro
  2. II. Andante
  3. III. Allegro Con Brio
  4. I. Maestoso- Allegro Giusto
  5. II. Molto Tranquillo
  6. III. Allegro Assai
  7. Largamente-Tranquillo, Ma Fluente-Prestissimo-Allegro-Largamente
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Editorial Review:
Karl-Birger Blomdahl (1916-68), one of Sweden's greatest composers, is only now becoming better known--and mostly through these three symphonies. Taken together, these works, composed in the space of a decade, show Blomdahl's growth from a post-Romantic composer (Symphony 1, written in 1943) to a composer willing to take a few risks in tonality (Symphony 2, written in 1947)--and then some. His Symphony 3, written in 1950, leaps all the way into 12-tone techniques with his own dodecaphonic stylings, a reaction to the strict conservatism of Schoenberg's approach. Conductor Leif Segerstam does wonders with this music, especially the hypnotic Third. This is a must for lovers of the symphony form. --Paul Cook

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