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Anders Hillborg at 60

Ivan Hewett interviews leading Swedish composer Anders Hillborg and introduces recordings of his music made at the 2014 Stockholm International Composer Festival.

Anders Hillborg at 60. Ivan Hewett talks to the leading Swedish composer and introduces recordings made at a sell out Composer Festival of his music held in Stockholm last November. Bridging the gap between pop and the classical world, Hillborg's music is an intoxicating encounter with sound, sometimes intimidating, sometimes sweet. The music tonight spans nearly a quarter of a century from Hillborg's first concerto of 1991 to his fantastical Beast Sampler. And in the middle comes Vaporised Tivoli, loosely inspired by a Ray Bradbury story of a nightmarish funfair that comes to town.

Plus, Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits Errollyn Wallen for the latest edition of Composers' Rooms.

Anders Hillborg
Beast sampler (World premiere)
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Anders Hillborg
The Strand settings
Agneta Eichenholz (soprano)
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Anders Hillborg
Vaporised Tivolo
members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm

Anders Hillborg
Violin Concerto
Carolin Widmann (violin)
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Anders Hillborg
O dessa ogon
Hannah Holgersson (soprano),
Strings of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm
Sakari Oramo (conductor).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Anders Hillborg

    The Peacock Moment

    Performer: Martin Fröst. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
  • Anders Hillborg

    Beast Sampler

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Anders Hillborg

    The Strand Settings

    Singer: Agneta Eichenholz. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Anders Hillborg

    Vaporised Tivoli

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Schwartz.
  • Anders Hillborg

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Carolin Widmann. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Anders Hillborg

    O Dessa Ogon (Oh these eyes)

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Singer: Hannah Holgersson.

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