Post by MELMOTH
It would be wrong to neglect *Allan PETTERSSON*...
His symphonies are original and exciting...
All at CPO...
I have been meaning to investigate, but then there is also a cycle of the
symphonies on BIS. Which puts me in a quandary.
Ray Hall, Taree
I have recordings of nine of the symphonies (some in multiple performances),
and I would recommend starting with
Symphonies 6, 7, 8, and 9 which are the most approachable. No. 7 is
probably the best one, at least it's my
favorite. Christian Lindberg is recording a new cycle for BIS, very well
recorded, but with a smaller orchestra and I prefer
a large virtuoso orchestra for these works. Pettersson's symphonies are raw
My favorite recordings are: (and I confess I have not heard all the
Symphony No. 6: Trojahn CPO 999124
Symphony No. 7: Segerstam BIS 580 and
Dorati on Discofil 1002
Symphony No. 8: Segerstam BIS 880
Symphony No. 9: Francis CP0 999231