BIS Records has announced the release of Swedish violinist Ulf Wallin‘s new album: Allan Pettersson Violin Concerto No. 2.
Recorded with conductor Christian Lindberg and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, the disc features acclaimed Swedish composer Allan Pettersson‘s (1911-1980) 2nd Violin Concerto – coupled with his 17th Symphony.
”While I was still quite a young man, I came into contact with the composer Allan Pettersson’s music – which I found highly expressive and conceived on a grand scale …” Ulf has told The Violin Channel.
“Performing his music makes the utmost musical demands on the soloist in regards to technique, expressivity, concentration and analytical ability … the soloist plays almost throughout, either with or against the huge orchestra … and the music ranges from the utmost subtlety to awesome explosions …” he has said.
”My hope is to be able to ensure that more people get to know about Allan Pettersson and to realize his significance as a composer … and, of course to reach the listener’s heart and soul through the music.”
Allan Pettersson Violin Concerto No. 2
Ulf Wallin, Violin
Christian Lindberg, Conductor
Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label: BIS Records
Release Date: May 3, 2019