Pettersson: Seven Sonatas for Two Violins; Lamento; Two Elegies; Romanza; Andante espressivo

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COMPOSERS: Pettersson
LABELS: BIS
WORKS: Seven Sonatas for Two Violins; Lamento; Two Elegies; Romanza; Andante espressivo
PERFORMER: Martin Gelland, Cecilia Gelland (violin), Lennart Wallin (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CD-1028
The Seven Sonatas come from 1951, not long after Pettersson had left the viola section of the Stockholm Philharmonic to study in Paris with René Leibowitz. They are indebted to folk music and to Bartók, and are expertly written if somewhat anonymous. The performances are pretty flawless. Robert Layton

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