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Hans Gefors' opera "Christina", based on the drama by Lars Forssell (1968) and world-premièred at the Royal Stockholm Opera in 1986, was one of the biggest successes ever in new Swedish music drama, and was even telecast. This CD is based on the opera, and Lars ...
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PSCD73 | PHONO SUECIA

"Norrköping Symphony Orchestra has premiered most of his orchestral works such as one of his most important work Längtans väv (Web of Yearning). This orchestral poem describes Norrköping's former industrial district and its workers. The visual arts have been an ...
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PSCD054 | PHONO SUECIA

Maurice Karkoff's enormous output is already quite legendary. He is a composer who literally lives in music and who has composed works in every imaginable genre; from children's songs to opera and from piano miniatures to symphonies. (label info)
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PSCD108 | PHONO SUECIA

As is apparent on this CD, Jörgen Pettersson is a brilliant interpreter, both technically and musically. He is a chamber music player, he likes to work in close collaboration with composers, preferably young and preferably unconventional ones. He likes to work with ...
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PSCD81 | PHONO SUECIA

"The Swedish composer Jan Carlstedt studied with professor Lars Erik Larsson in the late 1940's and continued his studies in England and Italy. He has always composed music that is completely sincere and profoundly human, with unbroken threads to tradition, nature and ...
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PSCD101 | PHONO SUECIA

Johannes Jansson was a relatively unknown composer until 1998, when the release of his CD "The Silver Call" caused something of a sensation. One reviewer found "Something spiritual and timeless about his beautiful and important work," and Lennart Bromander, writing in ...
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PSCD104 | PHONO SUECIA

"Gunnar Bucht wrote this piano concerto for pianist Hans Pålsson, who, as one reviewer put it, "interprets and enlivens the composer's masterly script. The piece "Coup sur coup" (Blow upon blow) is played by the Kroumata percussion group, to whom it is dedicated, and ...
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PSCD103 | PHONO SUECIA

"§The French horn is an instrument which fills out the sound as an additional voice. Håkan Nyqvist dares to go one step further than his predecessors. He demonstrates how the French horn can open out into a warm, broad smile. Now with this CD we are introduced to ...
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PSCD145 | PHONO SUECIA

Mikael Edlund (b. 1950) is a composer who has blazed new trails of his own. His string quartet "Brains and Dancin'" (1981) proved to be a major breakthrough for a composer of extreme austerity whose endeavour has come to focus on "sensuality and time". His rock and jazz ...
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PSCD20 | PHONO SUECIA

"New music which is not academic, a record which can demolish many prejudices" was one reviewer's verdict on this record, in which KammarensembleN, under its sadly short-lived founder and conductor Ansgar Krook, plays music by Anders Eliasson and Henrik Strindberg, ...
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PSCD57 | PHONO SUECIA

As Mikael Strömberg wrote in Aftonbladet, "Composer Hans Holewa's music can be stern and demanding, and sometimes beatifically simple. Popular he is never likely to be, because Holewa couldn't care less what you think of him. Un-trendy and overtaken by the 'latest' in ...
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PSCD49 | PHONO SUECIA

Cellist-composer Peter Schuback performs eight solo pieces by contemporary Swedish composers, himself among them. Several of the Swedish composers have written their compositions expressly for him. The cello monologues span the whole gamut of the instrument, from ...
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PSCD45 | PHONO SUECIA

Wlodek Gulgowski was born in 1944, in Lodz, Poland where he studied piano at the conservatory. After his studies, he dedicated himself to improvisation and jazz. He came to Sweden in 1965 and worked as a pianist, arranger and composer; during this time, he collaborated ...
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PSCD65 | PHONO SUECIA

Here we have four quite different compositions rubbing shoulders: Dag Wirén's neo-classical Third Quartet, written in 1945, and, eight years its junior and cast in a more modern and expressive vein, the Fourth Quartet. Bo Linde's String Quartet, written in 1953, is one ...
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PSCD16 | PHONO SUECIA

"Music by Werner Wolf Glaser, one of Sweden's most productive composers. He was born i Cologne, Germany, but is since 1944 an important figure in the musical life of Vasteras, Sweden: as a composer, music reviewer and founder of The Vasteras School of Music. He studied ...
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PSCD14 | PHONO SUECIA

"Pär Lindgren (b. 1952) has made a name for himself as a leading personality in Swedish electro-acoustic music, but it is above all his instrumental music that is presented here. This CD was very well received by the press: "It makes an excellent introduction to the ...
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PSCD21 | PHONO SUECIA

"When this recording was released, one review declared that the Hägersten Motet Choir and Ingemar Månsson, its director, belonged to the upper firmament of choral music! Innumerable are the works by Swedish composers which the choir has premiered. The three choral ...
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PSCD25 | PHONO SUECIA

"Miklos Maros is never a man for glibness. He has a gripping tonal language all of his own. Many of his compositions were written expressly for certain musicians, with their particular style of playing in mind. The Saxophone Concerto in this recording, for example, is ...
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PSCD23 | PHONO SUECIA