ALLAN PETTERSSON (1911-1980): Symphony No. 14. With bonus DVD
Catalogue Number: 03S008
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: The ongoing completion of this BIS cycle brings another bonus DVD - a two-hour documentary (with English subtitles) “The Song of Life”, made in 1987 for Swedish Television in which we meet the composer himself, members of his family, colleagues from his time as an orchestral player and musicians such as the violinist Ida Haendel. As several of its predecessors, No. 14 is in one extended movement and is scored for large forces, including an expanded percussion section but it is set apart by traces of the twelve-tone technique the composer studied under René Leibowitz and Pettersson aslo quotes extensively from two of his early Barefoot Songs. Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Christian Lindberg.