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Hilding Rosenberg - Symfoni nr 5, ”Örtagsrdsmästaren” (1944).

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« on: August 07, 2013, 02:03:04 am »

You are absolutely correct Smiley

The work is a towering masterpiece and its complete absence from cd in a modern performance is one of the most disgraceful omissions from the entire symphonic repertoire Sad

Robert Layton wrote that Rosenberg was the "Grand Old Man" of Swedish music; the first Swedish composer to fully absorb 20th century European musical influences and move Swedish music on from the (yes, of course, great) Swedish Romantic tradition represented by the generation composed of composers like Peterson-Berger, Alfven, Atterberg etc.

Yet Allan Pettersson(again, correctly!) gets considerable attention whilst Rosenberg is almost completely ignored.

It is a mystery Roll Eyes Rosenberg should be the RVW of Swedish music, honoured and revered. Just listen to the Symphony No.5 and find out what a wonderful work it is, imbued with a nobility of utterance which is quite remarkable.
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