Einar Englund: Cello Concerto, Aphorisms (Symphony No 6)
Englund's 1954 Cello Concerto, performed on this CD by Jan-Erik Gustafsson and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, rings with the composer's affinity for Bartók. With an instrumental texture closely resembling Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, Englund's Concerto also employs Bartók's quartal harmony and folk-style melodies. His 'Aphorisms,' a setting of the aphorisms of Heraclitus for orchestra and chorus, also brings Bartók to mind, but evokes Sibelius in its use of the chorus.
Catalog Number: ODE 951-2
Composer: Sven Einar Englund
Conductor: Eri Klas
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Performer: Jan-Erik Gustafsson