Allan Pettersson: Concertos for strings 1 – 3

Gustaf Allan Pettersson Konzerte für Streicher 1-3, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein, Johannes Goritzki
Release Date: 2002-09-11
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Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein
Johannes Goritzki, conductor

Concerto No. 1 for string orchestra (1949/50)

Concerto No. 2 for string orchestra (1956)

Concerto No. 3 for string orchestra (1956/57)

 

This CD has been released at cpo in 1998.

 

Allan Pettersson studied with Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Oliver Messiaen and René Leibowitz. Clearly influenced by a difficult youth in Stockholm’s slums and suffering from painful polyarthritis in his last 27 years, his music mirrors his inner core which had been misunderstood for decades. In 1968 Antal Dorati conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and premiered Allan Pettersson’s 7th symphony. This performance led to his breakthrough.