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To be released January 2020
Göran Fröst - Nordic Connections
Connecting to a dream.
The first time Gösta Nystroem's Viola concerto caught my interest was in the Library of the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, when I as a young viola student found the library’s copy of the music. The pages were old, but apparently unused. I remember thinking - isn't this being played? Once I eventually heard the work, I began to dream of doing the concert with an orchestra.
For me, the slow movement is one of the most beautiful Swedish works for the viola, full of Nordic melancholy. That dream has now been fully realized through this recording.