David Afkham conducts soloist Anna Larsson and Gothenburg Symphony in Mats Larsson Gothe's Ur en anteckningsbok. Magnificat, which is a commission from GSO and World Premiered in this performance. The piece is based on a poem by Håkan Sandell. Recorded in Gothenburg Concert Hall on December 17, 2014.
Mats Larsson Gothe (b. 1965)
♪ Ur en anteckningsbok. Magnificat (2012)
Anna Larsson, contralto
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Μουσική διεύθυνση (Conductor): David Afkham
Gothenburg Concert Hall, December 17, 2014 (17 Δεκεμβρίου 2014)
|Mats Larsson Gothe (Photo by Torbjörn Jakobsson)|
In his solo concertos Larsson Gothe has worked with soloists including Christian Lindberg, Torleif Thedéen and others, as well as the percussion ensemble Kroumata. Another important interpreter of his music is the singer Anna Larsson. Orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra have programmed his music. During the years 2009-2012 Larsson Gothe was composer-in-residence at NorrlandsOperan and likewise with the Västerås Sinfonietta 2014-2015. In April 2016 the Stockholm Concert Hall's "Composer Weekend Festival" was devoted to his music.
Stylistically, Mats Larsson Gothe started off in a Stravinsky tradition from which he has continued to develop. Furthermore, studies in Italy (with Atli Ingólfsson) have lent his music a scintillating quality of Mediterranean vigour. Emotional power of expression is fused with neoclassical features and a strong sense of pulse, which makes the music very intense. In his more recent orchestral music there is a dramaturgical structure which shows his work with opera has influenced these pieces as well.
Mats Larsson Gothe studied at the music teacher training program at the Ingesund College of Music, with trumpet and piano as his main instruments, continuing with composition studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Sven-David Sandström, Daniel Börtz and Pär Lindgren. He pursued further studies with Kalevi Aho at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He has been awarded a number of prestigious distinctions, including the Little Christ Johnson Prize (2003), the Bo Wallner Prize (2009), Svenska Dagbladet's Opera Prize (2015) and the Swedish Music Publishers' Award (2015).