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The Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, SON, is considered one of the most exciting orchestras in Scandinavia. Through tours abroad and a wide-ranging CD output, SON also enjoys great respect on the international scene. SON was founded in 1912 and today consists of 81 musicians. The orchestra is based in the De Geer Hall, which is in the unique industrial landscape of Norrköping, and is regarded by many as Sweden’s most beautiful concert hall. The central axis of the repertoire is the great Romantics from Beethoven to Mahler, but the music from the twentieth century until the present as well as Swedish and other Nordic music also play a major role. Many young conductors have started their international career in Norrköping, with former principal conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt and Franz Welser-Möst as the most conspicuous examples. Okko Kamu, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Andrew Manze, Andrew Parrott and Michail Jurowski are other conductors who have or have had a close association with the orchestra and who are to be found today on the world’s orchestral stages. In 2012 the young Briton Michael Francis took up the post as SON’s new chief conductor. Many of SON’s CD recordings attract great international attention.

Live Dates

10/12/2013   Three GRAMMY nominations for Dacapo
Dacapo Records are in the run-up for the American Grammy with a whole three nominations!
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01/01/2014   www.ionarts.blogspot.com

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
BEST OF 2013: "The persuasiveness of the works reflects on the ability and verve of the performers, making this an ideally accessible and rewarding Holmboe entry-point."
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16/09/2013   Concertonet.com

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"Holmboe demeure un classique."
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13/09/2013   MusicWeb International

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"Indispensable additions to the Holmboe discography; sonically distinguished too."
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08/08/2013   Audiophile Audition

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"I’m deeply impressed with Holmboe, probably Denmark’s greatest composer after Nielsen.", "Recommended for all admirers of well-crafted modern music."
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08/07/2013   Kristeligt Dagblad

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"Masser af substans"
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26/06/2013   Gramophone

Holmboe: Concertos and Chamber Works (II)
"That this is one of the finest viola concertos ever penned I have not the slightest doubt, and it is thrown off with dazzling virtuosity by Tomter and the Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra under Russian-born, Finnish-resident Dima Slobodeniouk... Ensemble MidtVest's follow-up to their very well-received first chamber music disc is equally impressive." EDITOR'S CHOICE - CRITIC'S CHOICE
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21/06/2013   MusicWeb International

Vagn Holmboe
"Danish label Dacapo's ongoing Holmboe-fest, a truly fantastic series that stretches back many years and which has yielded more than a dozen albums. This review considers the latest half a dozen."
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08/06/2013   David's Review

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"The Norrkoping Symphony prove admirable Holmboe champions.", "Outstanding sound engineering."
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29/05/2013   Classical Lost and Found

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"Danish orchestral recordings over the past couple of years have been among the best, and this one is no exception!", "By all means take this disc along on your next audio safari."
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27/05/2013   Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"This is high-caliber music, showing the composer as a man of genuine talent and originality. The performances are pristine on all counts with excellent solo dynamics, nicely staged orchestral dramatics and a program that bears close scrutiny."
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21/05/2013   ClassicalCDReview.com

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"Excellent performances, beautifully recorded by Dacapo. Highly recommended!"
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17/05/2013   Infodad.com

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"The ensemble does a first-rate job."
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15/05/2013   WFMT (Chicago)

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"These premiere recordings by some of Scandinavia’s leading string soloists are joined by Holmboe’s Concerto for Orchestra, which has never been performed before."
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01/05/2013   Classical Music Magazine

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
5/5 Stars

"A valuable collection of three very different, inventive works from the maverick Danish master"
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24/04/2013   Classical CD Choice

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"the sheer musicianship of the soloists here is nonpareil."
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16/04/2013   Classicstoday.com

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
"Discs like this, full of music that’s modern but approachable, immaculately crafted and humane, only reinforce Holmboe’s claim to be regarded as one of the major voices in 20th century music." - Artistic Quality: 10. Sound Quality: 10.
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01/04/2013   OPUS

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos
6/6 Stars

"härlig vitalitet och kraft. Musiken är så elegant, så smittsamt vacker och genialisk att man häpnar.", "Skivan är en superprodukt".
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Discography

Concertos
Concertos
Vagn Holmboe

SACD 6.220599 (2013)

“One of the best viola concertos ever penned” (Gramophone) and an equally masterly violin concerto from Holmboe’s last years


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