Ragnar Söderlind: Sedimenti Musicali – Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio

RAGNAR SÖDERLIND: CONCERTO PER VIOLONCELLO E ORCHESTRA OP. 54 · SINFONIA NO. 4 "SEDIMENTI MUSICALI" OPmore…. 50

Øystein Birkeland, cello · Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio · Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

Ragnar Söderlind breaks free from the limits of modernism and paints great musical canvases filled with magnificent colours in the symphonic tradition of Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Sibelius, Schmidt and Shostakovich.

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Ragnar Söderlind: cello concerto and symphony

Ragnar Söderlind is a composer who feels himself very much to be a part of the European mainstream of the past two centuries. Although he is open to what he can learn from the experiments of modernism, he finds the dominant musical fashion of the last half-century unnecessarily restrectiv. He has stated his position with trenchant clarity: “There are two traditions, the modernist and the classical. I feel that sometimes the modernist tradition is the more tolerant because it excludes so much. I have always wanted to be an inclusive composer. I want to use the impulses I hear. I don´t want to be like Webern, just polishing diamonds. I want to make big canvases, with a lot of colour.” Both the works recorded here bear witness to that approach and illustrate Söderlind´s large-scale harmonic thinking.

The technical demanding of the Cello Concerto falls into two large parts: the first comprising of three movements, a lengthy Scena, an extended cadenza for the soloist, and an Aria; the second a powerful Allegro appasionato movement. His Fourth Symphony, written shortly before the Cello Concerto can on the other hand be interpreted as an allusion to the sediments of the symphonic tradition: Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Sibelius, Schmidt, Shostakovich amongst others.

Øystein Birkeland |Ragnar Söderlind |Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio |Tony Harrison |Vladimir Fedoseyev

Release date: 21.09.2000

EAN : 7044581350140

Cat.No.: ACD5014

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