ALLAN PETTERSSON (1911-1990): Symphony No. 13.
Catalogue Number: 01R011
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: This is probably Pettersson’s most complex and relentless symphony and it receives a spectactular recording here as BIS reaches the home stretch of their off-and-on again symphony cycle. The 1993 cpo recording was better than the usual radio-studio job since it was the Royal Scottish National Orchestra but BIS’ engineering here seems to open up another dimension - particularly important in a work with such involved orchestration, plethora of themes, contrasts of moods and shifts of tonal idioms. Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Christian Lindberg.