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Johannes Gustavsson   (Born 1975)

conductor

Johannes Gustavsson, born in 1975, is one of Sweden's leading young conductors. He is a versatile artist and conducts both symphonic and operatic repertoire at a high level with a number of leading Scandinavian orchestras and opera companies including the Swedish Radio Orchestra, the Stockholm Philharmonic, the Royal Swedish Opera, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenburg Opera and the Oslo Philharmonic; he conducts orchestras all over Sweden, Finland and Norway on a regular basis. Since 2009 Johannes Gustavsson has been on of four First Conductors for Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in Finland and from autumn 2012 he will be Artistic Partner for Oulu Symphony Orchestra, also in Finland. He is first guest conductor of the Västerås Sinfonietta and Artistic Advisor for the Nordic Chamber Orchestra. Johannes Gustavsson has premiered more than 30 orchestral works written by Nordic composers. Gustavsson has received several awards and prizes; he is the first recipient of the Swedish Conductor's Award and the first to receive the Herbert Blomstedt Conductor's Award. Originally, Johannes Gustavsson studied viola and took his diploma in conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music after studies with Lars Anders Tomter, Ole Kristian Ruud and Olav Anton Thommessen.

Live Dates

28/10/2011   Nyt liv i gammel flamme
Både Carl Nielsen og Edvard Grieg var store beundrere af C.E.F. Horneman. Nu vækkes den glemte guldalderkomponist til live med udgivelsen af en CD og to nye bøger
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06/08/2012   Audiophile Audition

C.E.F. Horneman: Orchestral Works
"DNSO plays beautifully while exploiting every ounce of DaCapo’s rich surround sound."
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25/06/2012   MusicWeb International

C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works
"This is a marvellously performed and recorded release which is full of rich discovery."
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06/06/2012   Fanfare

C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works
"This is very strongly recommended to all who enjoy being carried away by sweeping orchestral scores superbly played and magnificently recorded."
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01/06/2012   BBC Music Magazine

C.E.F. Horneman: Orchestral Works
4/5 Stars

"The splendid 'Bacchanale' and the Gurre-Suite were well worth reviving."
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28/05/2012   American Record Guide

Horneman: Orchestral Works
"Gustavsson is impetuous and has his men playing as if possessed. If you know little Danish music here’s the perfect place to start."
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01/03/2012   Berlingske Tidende

C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works
5/6 Stars

"Horneman er lyden af det land, vi længes efter. En nationalromantik, man ikke stendysses i søvn af. Og som fortjener alle de gode kræfter på scenen."
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01/03/2012   Classical Music Sentinel

C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works
"This composer's music was long overlooked for all the wrong reasons, and hopefully this new Dacapo recording will convince other musicians to dig it out of the Danish archives."
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01/02/2012   Classics Today (10/10)

C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works
"Trust me, it's all good, and the performances are absolutely terrific, with Johannes Gustavsson encouraging his players to give their very best"
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03/01/2012   Politiken

C.E.F. Horneman: Orchestral Works
4/6 Hjerter

"DR-musikernes velsmurte fortolkning af den sært svimlende musik efterlader kun en konklusion: Horneman tilbage på teatret. Han skal have en chance mere."
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09/11/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

C.E.F. Horneman: Orchestral Works
4/6 Stars

"Fremført med smittende begejstring af DRSO, dirigeret af den unge svensker Johannes Gustavsson, der tydeligvis har et godt tag på netop den slags musik."
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Photo: Anna Hult

Discography

Orchestral Works
Orchestral Works
Christian Frederik Emil Horneman

SACD 6.220564 (2011)

Horneman’s most important orchestral works, whose rich colours, moods and infectious temperament are a culmination of the Danish Golden Age.


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