Mostly Symphonies

Allan Pettersson’s Greatest Hits

For some, it may simply be enough to know that there’s a Scandinavian composer straddling Romantic and modern styles who thought his work was being suppressed and who wrote long and depressive symphonies, often deliberately ugly, despite fleeting moments of beauty.

Allan Pettersson’s Greatest Hits

For some, it may simply be enough to know that there’s a Scandinavian composer straddling Romantic and modern styles who thought his work was being suppressed and who wrote long and depressive symphonies, often deliberately ugly, despite fleeting moments of beauty.

Mostly Symphonies 10.

Eventually, Alexander Raskatov brought three movements to light from Schnittke’s illegible sketches, and offered his own Nunc dimittis as a concluding gesture.

Mostly Symphonies 10.

Eventually, Alexander Raskatov brought three movements to light from Schnittke’s illegible sketches, and offered his own Nunc dimittis as a concluding gesture.

Mostly Symphonies 9.

Bursting like firecrackers, Solbiati’s two symphonies strike the listener as difficult works born of equally hard labor.

Mostly Symphonies 9.

Bursting like firecrackers, Solbiati’s two symphonies strike the listener as difficult works born of equally hard labor.

Mostly Symphonies 8. (Austro-Germanic)

History has not treated Wolfgang’s father well. Adulation for the son comes at the expense of the elder teacher, composer, violinist and impresario.

Mostly Symphonies 8. (Austro-Germanic)

History has not treated Wolfgang’s father well. Adulation for the son comes at the expense of the elder teacher, composer, violinist and impresario.

Mostly Symphonies 7.

Weiner completed his arrangement in 1955, and this is apparently the first recording. The challenges and decisions are huge.

Mostly Symphonies 7.

Weiner completed his arrangement in 1955, and this is apparently the first recording. The challenges and decisions are huge.

Mostly Symphonies 6. / Naxos Bowl 2.

Melding hymn tunes, microtones, complex canons and continuous glissandos, Coates’ riveting symphonies take the Ives highway but go off-road after Ligeti’s exit…

Mostly Symphonies 6. / Naxos Bowl 2.

Melding hymn tunes, microtones, complex canons and continuous glissandos, Coates’ riveting symphonies take the Ives highway but go off-road after Ligeti’s exit…

Mostly Symphonies 5.

This auspicious recording, the first on the CSO’s own label, is a keeper to shelve near Horenstein’s beloved Third.

Mostly Symphonies 5.

This auspicious recording, the first on the CSO’s own label, is a keeper to shelve near Horenstein’s beloved Third.

Mostly Symphonies 4.

Sturm und Drang is back. You read it here first. We’re teetering on a new age’s cusp guaranteed to perturb old-timers who survived the historically informed practice movement.

Mostly Symphonies 4.

Sturm und Drang is back. You read it here first. We’re teetering on a new age’s cusp guaranteed to perturb old-timers who survived the historically informed practice movement.

Mostly Symphonies 3.

“…[W]e still sorely missed the symphonie that Rameau never wrote. And so we created it ourselves.”

Mostly Symphonies 3.

“…[W]e still sorely missed the symphonie that Rameau never wrote. And so we created it ourselves.”

Mostly Symphonies 2.

With tour experience the proving ground, Fischer bucks convention, placing the Andante before the Scherzo.

Mostly Symphonies 2.

With tour experience the proving ground, Fischer bucks convention, placing the Andante before the Scherzo.