BBC Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, composer
June 2016

Dacapo Records

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Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Incontri
The concept of musical meetings – in Italian “incontri” – is a common denominator in the three orchestral pieces by Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen on this CD, recorded in the presence of the composer by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Thomas Dausgaard. The fantastic hallucinogenic landscape of the title work, presented here in a live recording from the BBC Proms 2012, meets the pulsating irony of the two modern classics Symphony, Antiphony and Mirror II – all three works reflecting the composer’s lifelong fascination with the absurd.