Pettersson: Symphony No. 6 - Norrköpings Symfonieorkester/Okko Kamu
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KHCD-2012-080DL (STEREO) - Allan Pettersson: Symphony No. 6 - Norrköpings Symfonieorkester/Okko Kamu - Composed between 1963 and 1966, during which Pettersson dealt with a serious illness, this symphony is among his most personal works. It is, along with the gigantic 9th symphony, the greatest in length and breadth. Many details hark to the more romantic symphonic composers, such as Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, along with Pettersson's treatment of themes within heavy layers of musical blocks. The percussion play a very important role within this symphony, adding tension to an already emotional outpouring of sound. This recording was made in concert April 11, 1976, and comes from a near-mint CBS (UK) LP. Committed music making, and a rewarding experience for Pettersson followers.