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Olof Gullberg: Selected Piano Music / Olof Höjer

Notes & Reviews:

The Swedish composer Olof Gullberg is an immensely self-critical and austere composer who "will not let go of a single note until it is perfectly positioned. And will not let go of more notes than are needed for the expression that he finds true and genuine." The piano is Gullberg's own instrument and this recording shows that piano music is to him a pivotal genre. His notation is meticulous with nothing left to chance or the pianist's caprice. In his piano writing Gullberg alternates between a sparse, exact twelve-tone style and French impressionism and Les Six. The composer not only chose the works for this recording but dictated their order.


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