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Thank you Corey and Erato for your replies - I thought that this might be a strong candidate for the Zero response thread award! The problem is that the other CD with Symphony No 4 on seems to be unavailable. Those last string quartets look interesting. I hope to find some more Nordgren soon. I really like the two grimly uncompromising symphonies on the Ondine CD I bought. I find that there is something very humane beneath the glowering darkness of those two fine scores.Here's an interesting obituary from The Guardian:http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/oct/08/classicalmusicandopera.finland
I believe there's also an Ondine SQ cd. Always on the way back burner.Nordgren, Nordheim, Englund, Holmsberg, Bergholm,... how doooes one keep track, haha??
Also, The Seventh Seal was released in 1957, which meant Nordgren would've been 13 (!) when he wrote it. Wikipedia lists the composer for the music as Erik Nordgren, who I don't think I've heard outside of the film music. I barely noticed the music in Seventh Seal at all apart from the Dies Irae chant.
Oh shh you know more about British/Scandinavian composers than I ever will.
I was able to find this two-disc set on through download called "Meet the Composer" (Finlandia). It has quite a variety of work:Looks like there's one available on Amazon.UK used for £9.99.
Actually that was a very good series, but now rather difficult/expensive to find I think. I have a number of then including ones devoted to the music of Klami, Englund, Madetoja etc.
The problem can be easily fixed if you listen on a computer and make a playlist.
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