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Konsertrecension: Anna-Lena Laurin new work is music as it really storms on

There is the sea, the wind and the ice that sculpted the landscape of halland coastal landscape with its sand dunes, meadows, rubble and heather-field setting. An open landscape, often grandiose and desolate, but with a rich flora of ljusälskande plants jungfrulin, wild thyme and ängsvädd. And where the wind and cold hardy junipers form the graphic pattern against all that bright. Like the cypresses of Tuscany, the firm of wilder and not as arranged.

It is this Halland is a Swedish composer Anna-Lena Laurin landscape. And, the inspiration for the commissioned work, ”Song of the Juniper” (Enbuskens vocals), of the gothenburg symphony orchestra which received its first performance in Gothenburg concert hall on Thursday. Laurin tonsättarbana of art music started relatively late but has been filled with several significant achievements. Not least the series of concertos for guitar, trumpet and violin, which she composed during the years hustonsättare of the chamber orchestra Camerata Nordica in Kalmar county.

have gone through the results of the study, where she expanded their borders in the composition together with, among others, her husband, trumpeter Anders Bergcrantz. Her deep jazzerfarenhet is also present in ”Song for Juniper” – especially in how the rhythm holds together the work when alternating the tightening and releasing forces. Which is needed, for this is a music as it really storms. And as with the viable enbusken as a model to express how a person can actually stand stool when it wines and roars the most.

With the secure Joana Carneiro conducts could the orchestra also divert themselves in the evocative sound effects that Laurin is given to the percussion and brass. Eruptive sounds that get the scenery to shake to its foundations, and the heavens to open. To be able to stand there and just open up and receive is probably what this music is most telling about.

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