Allan Pettersson's Six Songs orchestrated for voice, harp and string orchestra by Staffan Storm.
Jakob Högström, baritone, Ensemble SYD, Musica Vitae, cond. Daniel Hansson
Sixteen completed symphonies and the symphonically conceived concertos for violin and viola make Allan Pettersson (1911-1980) one of Sweden’s foremost 20th century symphonists. With its direct appeal and powerful imagery, Allan Pettersson’s music belongs to a Scandinavian tradition with Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius as the leading names, but his temperament is more intense and the conflicts in his music more bitter. Allan Pettersson’s music has also been choreographed and used in films and television documentaries.