Neeme Järvi – Atterberg: Symphony No. 1 & Symphony No. 5 (2015) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Neeme Järvi – Atterberg: Symphony No. 1 & Symphony No. 5 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:03:18 minutes | 1,07 GB | Genre: Classical
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Neeme Järvi and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra continue their Atterberg survey with this third volume of symphonies. Atterberg’s music will be in the spotlight this summer with the celebration surveying Nordic composers Nielsen and Sibelius.

Atterberg sent the first three completed movements of his Symphony No. 1 to Stockholm’s Royal Academy, seeking a scholarship in order to travel to several cities in Germany to attend musical performances. When he came back he added a finale with an introductory Adagio in which he, as it were, ‘reminded’ himself of what he had already composed. The first performance of the symphony, in 1912 – also Atterberg’s first concert as a conductor – was warmly welcomed although the work was thought very modern; six months later it became the first of Atterberg’s works to be played abroad.

Atterberg also conducted the premiere of his Symphony No. 5, which gets its title ‘Funebre’ from the slow, tragic second movement, particularly an elegiac motive in the first theme. The movement is a sort of lament over his unaccomplished early dreams and hopes. Atterberg made several revisions to this work, even rewriting the last movement twenty-five years later, and it is the revised version that has been recorded here.

“…This is another winning addition to the Atterberg discography; strongly recommended.” (Jerry Dubins, Fanfare)

“… the First Symphony is a rewarding listen, especially in this full-blooded account from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and Neemi Järvi has the measure of the composer’s style … The Gothenburg Symphony orchestra bring out it [Fifth, Sinfonia funebre] wild moods beautifully …” (Guy Rickards, Gramophone)

1-1. Neeme Järvi – I. Allegro con fuoco – Tranquillo (Revised 1913) (09:50)
1-2. Neeme Järvi – II. Adagio (Revised 1913) (08:29)
1-3. Neeme Järvi – III. Presto – Pesante (Revised 1913) (07:00)
1-4. Neeme Järvi – IV. Adagio – Allegro energico (Revised 1913) (11:31)
1-5. Neeme Järvi – I. Pesante allegro – Molto più mosso (Revised 1947) (07:30)
1-6. Neeme Järvi – II. Lento (Revised 1947) (06:34)
1-7. Neeme Järvi – III. Allegro molto – Tempo vivo (Revised 1947) (12:21)


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