- Performer:Christian Lindberg / Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
- Title:Allan Pettersson: Symphony No. 6
- Date of release:August, 2012
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With the Sixth symphony, Pettersson launched the series of metaphysical symphonies 6 - 9 that are the basis of his reputation. I see the Sixth as very similar in purpose to Beethoven's famous "Heiliegenstadt Testament": a cathartic expression of emotion in the wake of personal crisis. In Pettersson's case, it was the hospitalization and near death from rheumatoid arthritis and disabling side-effects that prompted this utterly personal and yet universal statement. With this 2013 disc, BIS continues its survey of Allan Pettersson's symphonies as performed by the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, with Christian Lindberg now conducting. Pettersson is not an easy composer to get to grips with.
Christian Lindberg and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra here present Symphony No. 6 by Allan Pettersson. This symphony has come to be overshadowed by the success of the Seventh which was premiered a year later. It is nevertheless an imposing work: an almost hour-long single-movement symphony in which the composer established a specific, self-contained musical style which would serve as a basis for the three symphonies that followed.
By Allan Pettersson, Christian Lindberg. Symphony No. 6 - Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, 59:500:30. More by Allan Pettersson. Pettersson: Violin Concerto No. 2 & Symphony No. 17 (Fragment).
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In terms of genre, Allan Pettersson was uniquely single-minded: during his entire career as a composer (1953–80) he produced only a dozen or so works that were not symphonies. By name, Violin Concerto No. 2 is one of these, but it is fair to say that it straddles the divide. Pettersson himself remarked: ‘In reality my work was a Symphony for violin and orchestra. From this results the fact that the solo violin is incorporated into the orchestra like any other instrument. It should therefore not come as a surprise that Christian Lindberg has chosen to include this massive 53-minute work in his acclaimed and award-winning series of Pettersson’s symphonies, realised in collaboration with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. The concerto was written in 1977, 28 years after its predecessor, the Concerto for Violin and String Quartet (1949).
Symphony no. 6 Allan Pettersson. 6. 1994. This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). Tracklist Symphony no. 1. 59'50. Recent albums by Allan Pettersson.
The Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (Swedish: Norrköpings Symfoniorkester) is a Swedish professional symphony orchestra. It is based at the concert hall De Geerhallen, in the center of Norrköping. The orchestra was founded in 1912, and currently consists of 85 musicians. Past principal conductors have included Herbert Blomstedt and Franz Welser-Möst.
CreditsChristian Lindberg - Primary Artist
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra - Primary Artist