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Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto, Gran Duo / Oramo, Kriikku

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Album Summary

>Lindberg, Magnus : Concerto for Clarinet
>Lindberg, Magnus : Gran Duo, for 13 winds & 11 brass
>Lindberg, Magnus : Chorale, for orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

MagNus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto was composed for Kriikku in 2002 and premiered by the Finnish Radio Symphony, who are heard in this recording. The Gran Duo for 13 winds and 11 brass was premiered by Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony. It harks back to Stravinsky's Symphonies of Winds. Magnus Lindberg is one of the young rising star composers on the Finnish modern music scene. His music has been performed by the BBC Symphony, LA Philharmonic among others.

The Guardian Classical CD of the Week
Lindberg composed his Clarinet Quintet for Kriikku in 1992, and it is hard to imagine that this fabulously attractive work would ever have appeared without him to play it so brilliantly.

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
The clarinet has featured prominently as a solo instrument in Magnus Lindberg's output throughout his career, though it was only in 2002 that he set about writing a concerto for his longtime colleague Kari Kriikku. The finished article, however, is really very different from 1980s pieces such as Ablauf and Linea d'ombra...There is something of Rautavaara's manner in the modest Chorale (2001-2), written to precede Berg's Violin Concerto (both use the chorale Esist genug). The larger Gran Duo for winds and brass (1999), with its suggestions of Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments, is utterly different though no less impressive. The duo is between the woodwinds and brass en masse, the work a bracing dialogue across some 20 minutes with fascinating incidents along the way, not least where the textures pare down to chamber proportions, though the dark-hued coda has considerable cumulative power. Very strongly recommended.



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Works Details

>Lindberg, Magnus : Concerto for Clarinet
  • Performer: Kari Kriikku (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 25 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lindberg, Magnus : Gran Duo, for 13 winds & 11 brass
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 19 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lindberg, Magnus : Chorale, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Sakari Oramo
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary