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Magnus Lindberg: EXPO; Piano Concerto No. 2; Al largo / Yefim Bronfman, piano. Alan Gilbert

Album Summary

>Lindberg, Magnus : EXPO, for orchestra
>Lindberg, Magnus : Concerto for Piano no 2
>Lindberg, Magnus : Al largo, for orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Reports of Gilbert's debut in mid-September, televised nationally on PBS, drew mixed responses, but I had a decidedly positive experience at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall last Saturday night, when the conductor led an intriguing program. It started with a work written by the Philharmonic's new, Finnish-born composer-in-residence Magnus Lindberg (his appointment was an immediate sign of Gilbert's intentions in New York). Titled EXPO, the piece was commissioned by the orchestra and premiered at the season-opening gala. It wouldn't have been at all unusual had that been its only outing, since lots of orchestra routinely give limited exposure to new music, so it was doubly impressive to see Gilbert bring it back a few weeks later for the regular subscription crowd. Baltimore Sun on EXPO premiere (2009)

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
EXPO (2009) is an overture for Mr Gilbert's first concert with the orchestra. Lindberg studied with spectralist Gerard Grisey, who sparked his interest in "tall" overtone-based harmonies that give the music a warm. The Second Piano Concerto (2012) is breathlessly dramatic. Al Largo ('Offshore') (2010) is a tumultuous 25-minute oceanic tone poem built primarily on Lindberg's ubiquitous fanfares. The work does its job in showing off the brilliant Philharmonic and fills the hall with intensely radiant spectral sonority.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City.



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Works Details

>Lindberg, Magnus : EXPO, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 10 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2009
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Lindberg, Magnus : Concerto for Piano no 2
  • Performer: Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Running Time: 11 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2011-2012
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Lindberg, Magnus : Al largo, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Running Time: 23 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2009-2010
  • Studio/Live: Live