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Atterberg constructed his seventh symphony (1941-42) from music from his opera Fanal (like Prokofiev with his third symphony and The Fiery Angel or Vaughan Williams with his fifth symphony and The Pilgrim's Progress); with malice aforethought toward the composers and critics who championed atonal music to the exclusion of everything else, the composer gave it the title Sinfonia Romantica. Romantic it certainly is; its three movements (a long fourth movement was dropped by Atterberg when revising the work in 1972) are headed Drammatico, Semplice and Feroce, the latter an orgiastic dance-fantasy which brings a work seething with heart-on-sleeve melodies to a dizzying conclusion. This is its World Premiere Recording.     (Excerpts)

Symphony No.7 - Dramatico

Symphony No.8 Op. 48 - Con moto

Disc No: CDS-1026-2
Price: Sek. 159
Name: Kurt Atterberg

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Kurt Atterberg Op. 45 Symphony No. 7 'Sinfonia Romantica'   Malmö Symphony Orchestra - Michail Jurowski
Kurt Atterberg Op. 48 Symphony No. 8  

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