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Fagerlund: Isola / Sundqvist, Slobodeniouk, Gothenburg Symphony

Fagerlund / Gso / Slobodeniouk / Sundqvist
Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1707  
Composer:  Sebastian Fagerlund
Performer:  Christoffer Sundqvist
Conductor:  Dmitri Slobodeniouk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

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FAGERLUND Clarinet Concerto. 1 Partita. Isola 1 Christoffer Sundqvist (cl); Dima Slobodeniouk, cond; Gothenburg SO BIS 1707 (SACD: 58:36)


This is a solid Read more presentation of very good contemporary music written in a conservative manner. Sebastian Fagerlund is a young Finnish composer (b.1972) with a natural ease in the manipulation of large orchestral forces. The three works presented here are each concerto-like in form, although only the Clarinet Concerto is labeled as such. The Partita sets a percussion battery against the orchestra, while the two-movement Isola features a prominent solo line for cello. Fagerlund writes in a postmodern tonal style, with an essential Romanticism at his core. There is also a touch of jazz in the Clarinet Concerto, reminiscent of the Copland concerto for the same instrument. He loves to make the orchestra roar, but is also capable of poetic effects as well, notably in the lovely slow movement of the Clarinet Concerto. I’m not struck by anything significantly original in this work, but it is good solid craft, presented in the fine sound and excellent performances we have come to expect from this label.


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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Clarinet by Sebastian Fagerlund
Performer:  Christoffer Sundqvist (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Dmitri Slobodeniouk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
2. Partita for Strings by Sebastian Fagerlund
Conductor:  Dmitri Slobodeniouk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
3. Isola by Sebastian Fagerlund
Conductor:  Dmitri Slobodeniouk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Sound Samples

Clarinet Concerto: I. Entrata
Clarinet Concerto: II. Rituale - Intermezzo I
Clarinet Concerto: III. L'ombra muta - Intermezzo II (Cadenza)
Clarinet Concerto: IV. Urbana
Partita for Percussion and String Orchestra: I. Cerimonia: Misterioso
Partita for Percussion and String Orchestra: II. Risonanza: Furioso
Partita for Percussion and String Orchestra: III. Preghiera: Intenso
Isola: I. Introduzione
Isola: II. Agitato capriccioso

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