JOHAN KVANDAL: Da Lontano op. 32 is a Fantasy for Alto Flute or Clarinet and Piano. Partiture and Parts. Written in 1970.
Excerpt for perusal:
JOHAN KVANDAL: Da Lontano op. 32 – Listen on YouTube
About the composer:
Strongly rooted in the European tonal musical tradition, Kvandal (1919-1999) inevitably came to represent an opponent voice in the prevailing experimental modernist environment. It remained a life-long paradox for Kvandal that a radical avantgarde itself had turned into a powerful establishment. In 1988, Kvandal publicly critisised the evident favoring of atonal music in the Norwegian Society of Composers (see Quotes). In 1998, he released an album with his most important orchestral works, also known as his “protest album” (see Articles). Simultaneously, towards the end of his life, Kvandal experienced an increasing international interest in his music. The trend continues into the 21th century, with recent performances in New York, Dubai, Berlin, Aix-en-Provence, Devon, Scotland, Australia and India. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet has put one of his works on their permanant repertoire .This development testifies what the famous pianist and journalist Kjell Bækkelund once wrote: “His world of sound is international” (see Articles).
Sources: Norsk Musikforlag AS and biographical article by Morten Gaathaug in Anniversary Tribute to Johan Kvandal on the occasion of his 70th birthday (NMO)
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