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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 5 mei 2017 | PentaTone

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles Classica - Uitzonderlijke Geluidsopnamen
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 6 oktober 2017 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Uitzonderlijke Geluidsopnamen - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
Vaughan Williams’ seventh symphony (1951), Sinfonia Antartica, reuses numerous materials from the stunning piece the composer wrote in 1948 for the film Scott of the Antarctic. Therefore none will be surprised by the extraordinarily visual orchestration and theme, which any listener – even ignoring the title or cinematographic influence – will immediately associate with vast windy flatlands, scintillating icy lights, Antarctica in all its splendour – and dangers, as Scott’s expedition ended tragically, that’s the least one can say. As a complement to the programme, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (where they are used to the great cold!) and Andrew Davis provide us with Vaughan Williams’s Concerto For Two Pianos: initially created in 1933 for a single piano, the work was adapted to two pianos in 1946 in light of the tremendous difficult piano part, and the composer also took the opportunity to change a few sections. Here it is performed by two Canadians, Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier. And finally you’ll discover the Four Last Songs sung by Roderick Williams, a kind of Vaughanwilliamsian equivalent to Strauss’ own Four Last Songs, even though Vaughan Williams’ four songs were first orchestrated after his death, by Anthony Payne in 2013 – scrupulously following the composer’s orchestral habits. A beautiful musical testament, created during the last few months of his life. © SM/Qobuz
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 28 april 2009 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles Classica - The Qobuz Ideal Discography - Uitzonderlijke Geluidsopnamen - Hi-Res Audio
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 30 maart 2010 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica - Uitzonderlijke Geluidsopnamen - Hi-Res Audio
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 3 juni 2016 | BIS

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 7 februari 2012 | BIS

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 1 maart 2011 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica - Uitzonderlijke Geluidsopnamen - Hi-Res Audio
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 29 juni 2010 | Chandos

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 7 juni 2011 | Chandos

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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 2 februari 2018 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Uitzonderlijke Geluidsopnamen
No, no: we would never suggest that the music of the Swedish composer Dag Wirén (1905-1986) was in the slightest bit avant-garde. On the contrary, he always strove to write music which, while certainly novel, made for pleasant listening, without either dogma, or pedagogy, or a particular method. His oeuvre, more remarkable for its quality than its quantity, contains five symphonies, of which the Third from 1944 is presented here, and above all the renowned Divertimento for strings from 1957, in which one can discern the legacy of Grieg or Dvořák just as much as Honegger, whom Wirén venerated, or other musicians from the Group of Six; or indeed Shostakovitch in his more wily moments. The writing shares more than a few family resemblances with Jean Françaix, in its impeccable harmonic, thematic and architectural conceptions, all while retaining its light and transparent spirit. During his lifetime, his rejection of the avant-garde was a black mark against his name; but thirty years on from his death, this kind of consideration is no longer relevant. We can finally rediscover Wirén for what he is: an excellent composer. To cut a long story short, it was he who wrote the score to Absent Friend which was Sweden's entry for the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest – which was won by France Gall, under the flag of Luxembourg, and not of France, as it happens – Absent Friend was neither strictly pop, nor variety, but a piece of pure classical romance, a tragic waltz sung by a truly great operatic baritone, Ingvar Wixell, accompanied by an exclusively classical orchestra, without drums or anything of the sort! © SM/Qobuz