|Allan Pettersson (1911 - 1980)|
I listened again to the Symphony No. 6 by Allan Pettersson last night and again I am struck by the depth and seriousness of this music. I don't have the score so I can't embark on a real study of it, but here, from the liner notes, is a bit of the opening:
And the tension grows and grows:
Sadly, the third part does not seem to be on YouTube and it has some of the most beautiful music. But here is the fourth and last part, which also has some beautiful sections:
What came to mind as the symphony ended was the thought: there is always suffering and there is always beauty.