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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1000 on: January 20, 2020, 11:26:49 AM »
I wouldn't call it info, more an opinion. Pettersson like all composers are open to a variety of interpretations, and withe the scarcity of available recordings, Lindberg's are a valuable addition. I find his smallerscale approach and superb acoustics to bring new and vaulable insights to some of the works.

I wish Kamu's 6th and Commisiona's 8th were available on CD as well. I have the LPs of course.

I'll try to listen to these performances on Spotify or so and see if I even like the work and which performance I like the best before paying the big money for the CD...  :P
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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1001 on: January 22, 2020, 09:09:00 AM »
Now I have listened to Segerstam's take on #7 on Spotify and do like the Symphony!
Even the sound quality seems very good. So, looks like this is a disc to get.
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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1002 on: January 22, 2020, 09:10:09 AM »
Now I have listened to Segerstam's take on #7 on Spotify and do like the Symphony!
Even the sound quality seems very good. So, looks like this is a disc to get.

I hate to say it, but I told ya so! :P Glad you enjoyed this recording.
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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1003 on: January 22, 2020, 10:38:28 AM »
I hate to say it, but I told ya so! :P Glad you enjoyed this recording.

I hate to say it, but you loved to say it.  ;D
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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1004 on: January 22, 2020, 11:49:03 AM »
I hate to say it, but you loved to say it.  ;D

Yes, indeed. :D
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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1005 on: January 23, 2020, 02:27:38 PM »
Following discussions here I'm now on my second listen through to this recording of Symphony No.7. It conveys a real sense of Odyssey:
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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1006 on: January 23, 2020, 07:51:53 PM »
I'm fond of Kamu's old CBS LP of Symphony No.6 and wish it was on CD. I find 'the long struggle towards the sunrise' at the end of the work (as the sleeve-note puts it) very affecting in that performance:


The Pettersson 6 (Kamu), 8 (Comissiona), and 10 (Dorati) can be found here: https://www.haydnhouse.com/HH20.htm. The 9th (Comissiona) is coupled with Symphony No. 6. Really good transfers!

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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1007 on: January 23, 2020, 10:04:10 PM »
Following discussions here I'm now on my second listen through to this recording of Symphony No.7. It conveys a real sense of Odyssey:


This would be my top choice as well, with Comissiona second, but I admit I haven't compared with Dorati or Segerstam.  There's also Albrecht on Qobuz.

Changing gears, there's a new recording of Vox Humana on CPO:



https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8683865--allan-pettersson-vox-humana-6-sanger


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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1008 on: January 23, 2020, 11:08:02 PM »
The Pettersson 6 (Kamu), 8 (Comissiona), and 10 (Dorati) can be found here: https://www.haydnhouse.com/HH20.htm. The 9th (Comissiona) is coupled with Symphony No. 6. Really good transfers!
Thank you!
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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1009 on: January 23, 2020, 11:10:41 PM »
This would be my top choice as well, with Comissiona second, but I admit I haven't compared with Dorati or Segerstam.  There's also Albrecht on Qobuz.

Changing gears, there's a new recording of Vox Humana on CPO:



https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8683865--allan-pettersson-vox-humana-6-sanger
The Dorati is very special. Maybe because it was my first encounter with the work on a Decca LP. I also like the Segerstam recording.
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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1010 on: January 23, 2020, 11:28:57 PM »


https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8683865--allan-pettersson-vox-humana-6-sanger

A beautiful disc, featuring attractive solo voices and a fine smallish chorus.  Our Morbid Mr. Pettersson only really shows up in the last movement of Vox Humana, and the songs are beautifully sung by Jakob Höström.

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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1011 on: January 24, 2020, 03:53:52 AM »
I can't find the Segerstam 7 for the price I am willing to pay so that's that. It's insane what they ask on eBay, like $30 with shipping. Good deals on eBay are very rare when it comes to CDs. If you are ok paying $30 for a CD than eBay is a cool place to make discoveries, but I am not. Amazon has the CD much cheaper, but not cheap enough.
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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1012 on: January 24, 2020, 08:01:10 AM »
What is wrong wth europadiscs GBP 7,86?

https://www.europadisc.co.uk/search/europadisc_results.htm

Do you absolutely need to buy from the (in my opinion) rather suspect Amazon?

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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1013 on: January 24, 2020, 08:41:21 AM »
A beautiful disc, featuring attractive solo voices and a fine smallish chorus.  Our Morbid Mr. Pettersson only really shows up in the last movement of Vox Humana, and the songs are beautifully sung by Jakob Höström.

Maybe I should try this version. The one on BIS leaves me indifferent.

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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1014 on: January 24, 2020, 11:26:12 AM »
What is wrong wth europadiscs GBP 7,86?

https://www.europadisc.co.uk/search/europadisc_results.htm

Do you absolutely need to buy from the (in my opinion) rather suspect Amazon?

Thanks for the tip!

I have never bought anything from there. To me it shows price £9.41. Postage seems to be £2.00. So, that's £11.41 total = 13.70 €.
That's pretty much where my limit is, around 13-14 euros.
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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1015 on: January 24, 2020, 12:14:35 PM »
Thanks for the tip!

I have never bought anything from there. To me it shows price £9.41. Postage seems to be £2.00. So, that's £11.41 total = 13.70 €.
That's pretty much where my limit is, around 13-14 euros.

The discogs website has it for £9.12 but you'd still have to pay the postage charge to Finland.
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Re: Pettersson's Pavilion
« Reply #1016 on: January 24, 2020, 12:28:39 PM »
Thanks for the tip!

I have never bought anything from there. To me it shows price £9.41. Postage seems to be £2.00. So, that's £11.41 total = 13.70 €.
That's pretty much where my limit is, around 13-14 euros.
6 or 7 US $ from eclassical.com for a flac or mp3 download - that's if you don't want/need the shiny piece of plastic.
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