Thursday, 15 January 2015

Aulis Sallinen - Symphony 7 ("The dreams of Gandalf")

Sallinen (1935) is a Finnish composer, whom I rank as one of the best living composers in the world. As good as his chamber music and vocal works are, his main strength for lies in his symphonies. I have selected the seventh symphony, Op. 71 ("The Dreams of Gandalf") from 1996. Relevant links below.