Malmö Symphony Orchestra, B. Tommy Andersson - Gösta Nystroem: Sinfonia Shakespeariana, Sinfonia Tramontana (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:56 | 210 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-1082
Gösta Nystroem may have been diffident in his life decisions – he only chose music as a career in his mid-thirties – but it is clear from the two works on this 2004 BIS release that he was an earnest composer indeed when he set his mind to it. Perhaps too earnest: the Symphony No. 4, "Sinfonia shakespeariana," and the Symphony No. 6, "Sinfonia Tramontana," are long essays of some technical competence, but also unrelievedly gray, joyless creations that require a great deal of patience to get through.