A truly great symphony
Tobias Broström: Symphony No. 1 – Albedo
Broström’s music is distinctly vertical, as with late-romantics such as Bruckner and Sibelius. To be sure, it gushes forth as if it were flowing matter, but continues to carry a lead weight, a relentless struggle to rise from the depths to reach its peak. And thus it speaks to us through an exquisitely delicate pattern of short melodic motifs that break out of the broadly dazzling harmonies. Motifs that harbour something mobilising, an evocative pathos, that makes this work not only a magnificent experience of beauty, but also a truly great symphony.
Dagens Nyheter 08. 10. 22.
World premiere: Gothenburg SO/Santtu-Matias Rouvali, 7. 10. 2022 Gothenburg Sweden
Some excerpts from the premiere: