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LINDBERG, M.: Orchestral Music (Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony, Oramo, Salonen, Saraste) (4 CD set)

Composer(s):Lindberg, Magnus
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue ODE1110-2Q
Label Ondine
Quality   320kbps


Modernism with Heart
Review By DB115673,May 2011

Magnus Lindberg is one of the most original and significant yet least intimidating orchestral composers of the 20th century. This magnificent four-CD box set amply showcases his music, which takes the listener on a complex yet accessible voyage full of color, movement, emotion and sensuality.

His orchestral drama and virtuosity recalls Stravinsky; his icy tonalities and atonalities rival those of Ligeti (especially in his string passages). Lindberg’s great gift, however, is to make elaborate and sophisticated sound structures unfold in completely natural and organic fashion.

The 15 collected works range from the early 1980s to the present, and reflect a constantly evolving, yet artistically consistent approach. Each piece, no matter how abstract, manifests more....


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