Magnus Lindberg (b.1958) is one of the internationally best known Finnish composers of today. His musical language is usually highly complex yet highly full of vim and verve - rationalistic and pragmatic at the same time. When New York Philharmonic's new Music Director Alan Gilbert appointed Lindberg as the orchestra's composer-in-residence - and even opened his very first night with the first performance of EXPO - it was seen as a strong artistic statement by the American press. The New York Times wrote: "Alan Gilbert made a statement about his artistic priorities by opening his first program as music director with the premiere of a work by Magnus Lindberg." And the Baltimore Sun wrote: "Lindberg's appointment was an immediate sign of Gilbert's intentions in New York."
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