Monat: September 2011

Petterssons 100th – a summary

Five days after Allans 100th birthday I will give a summary of the events which took place, combined with links, reviews and features of interest. Nevertheless the centenary season is continuing – with several concerts coming up, see the concert page (updated 24/9) for details.


* Roman Kofman conducted the 7th symphony in Amsterdam, Concertgebouw (17.9.)

* Peter Ruzicka conducted the 7th symphony in Oldenburg (18.9./19.9.), review in Nordwest-Zeitung (19.9.)

* Eivind Aadland conducted the 7th symphony with Oslo Philharmonic in Oslo (22.9.), review on KulturSpeilet

* Christian Lindberg gave a special encore in Konserthus Stockholm on 22.9., after Anders Eliassons trombone concerto he decided to play „Min längtan“ on the trombone and recited the text, too.


* Norman Lebrecht wrote on „Slipped Discs“: „The centenary that everyone forgot“ (16.9.)

* Svenska Dagbladet published a portrait of Allan Pettersson: „Stridbar symfoniker“ (17.9.)

* Alban Nikolai Herbst wrote an article for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (24.9.) (see blog entry)


Deutschlandradio Kultur, WDR, NDR Nordwestradio, Nederlands Radio4 and the British BBC3 program broadcasted programs about Allan Pettersson – within the BBC program a new production of the 7th symphony with the BBC Scottish SO, conducted by Stephen Bell, was presented, the Dutch Radio4 broadcasted a performance of the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, cond. Roman Kofman.

* Svenska Television published the documentary „Vem fan är Allan Pettersson“ (1974) (online in full length!)

* Sveriges Radio P2 broadcasted a documentary „Att komponera är att protestera mot verkligheten“ (18.9.), presented works of AP in ad lib (19.9.) and a program „Min längtan“ (25.9., 14h !). From 19th of September on all symphonies will be broadcasted. See the Pettersson Page on P2

* Sveriges Radio P1 „Minnen“ published interview excerpts with AP – listen to Allan here

* WDR, Sept 17th, „Variationen“, 16:05 p.m., Portrait (46“) – *Informations*

* Nederlands Radio 4, „Concerthuis“, concert with Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Roman Kofman (7th symphony) *Webpage* – stream available!

* BBC3, Sept 19th, „Afternoon on 3 – Money isn’t everything“, 3 p.m. *Informations* (Stream available till 26/09/11 !!)

* WDR, Sept 19th, within the programme „TonArt“, 15:05 p.m. (9“) – *Information & Stream*

* Deutschlandradio Kultur, Sept 19th, 20:03 p.m., (1’25“) Portrait & Music

* Nordwestradio (RB / NDR), Sept 19th, 20:05 p.m. Allan Pettersson & Swedish Music in the 20th Century

* Bayerischer Rundfunk online, Sept 19th, (2“) „Was heute geschah“

Blogs & Other

* presents the new film documentary about AP and the 1st symphony (Bonus-DVD  of the BIS CD-production), the film can be seen gratis online till 3.10.2011

* Essay on the „Seven Sonatas“ from Cecilia Gelland on Derek Ho’s Pettersson Blog (18.9.)

* Kulturdelen (18.9.)

* Musik- och teaterbloggen, Pär Johansson (18.9.)

* Bokstugan (Karlskronas bibliotek) (19.9.)

* Annapolis (19.9.)

* Den langsamma bloggen: „Vem fan var Allan Pettersson“ (21.9.)


* Süddeutsche Zeitung about AP Chamber Music/MDG (Harald Eggebrecht, 7.9.): „Brüten“

* Svenska Dagbladet about BIS Symphony 1&2/Lindberg (14.9.): „Petterssons egen röst tar form“

* Sveriges Radio about BIS Symphony 1&2/Lindberg (18.9.)

100. Geburtstag am 19. September

Der 100. Geburtstag ist nun vorüber – es gab einige Aufführungen und Würdigungen von Allan Petterssons Geburtstag, aber wie Norman Lebrecht mit Recht bemerkte, ist es „The Centenary that everyone forgot“ – aufgrund von Abwesenheit werde ich in den nächsten Tagen das Blog wieder mit Rezensionen und Artikeln bestücken, es gibt einiges Lesenswertes (hier vorab schon einmal ein großer Artikel im Svenska Dagbladet von Jenny Leonardz).

Heute jedoch Pettersson in Bild und Ton – das schwedische Fernsehen hat eine Dokumentation namens „Vem fan är Allan Pettersson“ (Wer zum Teufel ist Allan Pettersson) aus dem Jahr 1974 wiederveröffentlicht, hier anzusehen.

New BBC-Production of the 7th Symphony

As I wrote before there are signs that the british BBC 3  will take part in the Pettersson centenary activities. Obviously, a performance of the 7th Symphony already took place in Glasgow on June the 17th, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Bell. (See notice on the page of Chester Novello) – It seems that this concert was recorded and will be now broadcasted by BBC3 (program info here) – but likely there will not follow a  CD production, I think.

Pettersson – Symposium in Stockholm & Dresden

The Swedish Pettersson Society announces a celebration of the Pettersson centenary for 1st & 2nd October (1-5 p.m. each day) in Högalids församling (Högalids Church) in Stockholm. More can be find *here* – It will be held seminars by Laila Barkefors, Per-Henning Olsson, Lars Åke Lundberg a. o., the music will be Barfotasånger with Mathias Brorson, Annelie Korsfeldt and Stefan Nymark, piano, Sonatas for 2 violins with Duo Gelland and Violin Concerto No 1 with Jonas Lindgård and The Weber Qartet.

The German International Allan Pettersson Society also offers a symposium close to the performance of the 2nd Violin Concerto (November the 3rd)  in Freiberg/Sachsen. It will take place 3rd to 5th of November. Informations will be announced soon here. On Friday the 4th, 8 p.m. Duo Gelland will perform the Sonatas of Allan Pettersson.

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