ABCD 403 – Brahms II Segerstam

Kesto: 69:00




Yle Uudet Levyt


“There may be a musical pigeonhole into which Leif Segerstam can be fitted, but if so, it´s one of the strangest objects in the known universe. Alongside his utterly idiosyncratic acount of Brahms´s Second Symphony we have one of those weird, wild and (sometimes) wonderful song-collages Segerstam calls symphonies. This is No.289 – no joke: the current total is above 300-entitled, When a Cat Visited. This visiting cat, personified by a solo violin, clearly comes not from a neighbouring house but a distant galaxy.” … As for Segerstam´s Brahms Symphony No. 2, it too has a generous, expansive, warmly, expressive feel. It isn´t very athletic, and there are moments where I´d have liked a bit more rhytmic definition.”.. “I´m already thinking going back for more. We need people like Leif Segerstam: utterly unclassifiable, sometimes just bizarre, but always fresh and entirely genuine.”

Stephen Johnson/Music September 2017

Performance ****

Recording ****


“Turun filharmonisen orkesterin toinen jullkaisu kaikkiaan neljän levyn sarjasta Brahmsia ja Segerstamia julkaistiin huhtikuun alussa. Sarjan toisella levyllä kuullaan toisen sinfonian lisäksi Segerstamin sinfonioita. ”

Kulttuurihaitari/ 2/2017


  • Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)

Sinfonia No 2
1Allegro non troppo22:05FIABA1600650
2Adagio non troppo11:47FIABA1600651
3Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino)5:34FIABA1600652
4Allegro con spirito10:25FIABA1600653
  • Segerstam, Leif (b.1944)

Sinfonia No 289
5When a cat visited19:05FIABA1600654