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Tribute - Nilsson, Sandström, Hansson, Jeverud / Triomats

Release Date: 10/28/2003 
Label:  Daphne   Catalog #: 1015   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sven-David SandströmJohan JeverudGosta F. HanssonAnders Nilsson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  TrioMats
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Anders Nilsson studied music under Gunnar Bucht at the Stockholm Royal University College of Music. He also studied under Brian Ferneyhough and has himself taught both at the Stockholm Royal University College of Music and privately. His big breakthrough came with his Symphony No. 1 from 1996. His output further includes a succession of solo concertos, as well as chamber and vocal music. Starting with a modernist tonal language, Nilsson has looked increasingly to the earlier tradition for his exemplars: "Modernism has had many things to its credit, but to me its expressive powers are lacking in sentiment - the conveyance of an experience, an emotional message." Sven-David Sandstrom studied under Ingvar Lidholm at the Stockholm Royal Read more University College of Music, where he himself was Professor of Composition between 1985 and 1995. He has held the corresponding post at Indiana University since 1999. "With no calculation whatsoever...I start, often at the piano, by playing something, a tune or sequence of chords or whatever, and then I take it from there. The piece grows organically." Featured here is Fantasia II, which is strongly influenced by the tonal language of Brahms - massively flowing music, based on what is often a ponderously chordal piano part. The form is rhapsodic, with grand gestures, crescendos and climaxes. Johan Jeverud also studied at the Stockholm Royal University College of Music, where he now teaches music theory and composition. He is much in evidence as a writer of essays in a personal vein on musical subjects. At the beginning of the 1990s he wrote four works for various combinations of forces under the common heading Chamber Music Book, Chapters 1 - 4. Chapter 2 of this family of compositions is the piano trio premiered by TrioMats for the present recording. This is "free-flowing, improvisatory" music within the framework of a modal material creating a strong impression of unity. The second premiere performance on this CD is of the work by Gosta F. Hansson. Self-taught, though, as it would seem, under the powerful influence of musical developments in recent decades, he now emerges from many years of seclusion as a composer. He is currently working on a symphony. For TrioMats he wrote Tribute, which for a first timer displays an astonishing maturity and familiarity with performing styles and instrumental character. In this, his first major appearance, Hansson successfully combines a strict sense of form and awareness of tradition with elements of freely imaginative improvisation. Read less

Works on This Recording

Fantasia II for Piano and Strings by Sven-David Sandström
Orchestra/Ensemble:  TrioMats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; Sweden 
Chamber Music Book: Chapter 2 by Johan Jeverud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  TrioMats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Sweden 
Tribute by Gosta F. Hansson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  TrioMats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; Sweden 
Trio for Piano and Strings by Anders Nilsson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  TrioMats
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; Sweden 

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