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Magnus Lindberg

Publisher: Chester Music

Corrente (1992)
commissioned by the Svenska Litteratursällskapet i Finland (the Swedish Literary Society in Finland)
Work Notes
see also Decorrente - version for cl/gtr/vib/pf/vc and Corrente - China Version
Chester Music Ltd
Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
Year Composed
14 Minutes
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Programme Note
Magnus Lindberg Corrente (1992)
Corrente is a piece originally written to celebrate the Swedish Literary Society Of Finland on the occasion of its 127th year. This may have influenced the composer to bring out a certain sense of "festivas" to the work. "Corrente" is Italian and refers to the baroque dance, "courant" in French, and the baroque ingredients can be shown as the top of an iceberg.

"Corrente" also bears meaning of "running, and "steam". The material of the piece is based on rhythmic loops of different size that superposed produce kaleidoscopic textures. This rather minimalistic approach is mostly deformed by changing the patterns in an irregular way. Also narrative aspects of the material are enhanced by giving the musical characters different roles as they affect each other during the piece.

Corrente is scored for a small orchestra with a maximum of different instruments, one of each, allowing a rich variety of timbral possibilities.

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    Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
    Sakari Oramo / Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Large Ensemble (7 or more players):
  • 05 OCT 2018
    Stormen Koncerthus, Bodø, Norway
    The Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
    Cathrine Winnes, conductor
  • 14 SEP 2018
    Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
    Stipendiaten der IEMA
    Lautaro Mura Fuentealba, conductor
  • 17 JAN 2017
    Helsinki, Finland
    Uuden Ajan Ensemble
    Tapio von Boehm, conductor
  • 11 NOV 2016
    Charleston, SC
    Magnetic South
    Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, conductor
  • 04 JUL 2016
    Royal College of Music, London
    Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Timothy Lines, conductor
  • 27 APR 2016
    Rochester, NY, United States
    Eastman School of Music
    Oliver Hagen, conductor
  • 03 FEB 2015
    Hyvinkää, FINLAND
    Hyvinkää Orchestra
  • 23 JAN 2015
    HKU Faculteit Muziek
  • 14 SEP 2014
    Klangspuren Festival 2014
    Vier und Einzig, Innsbruck, Austria
    Musicians of the ENSEMBLE MODERN AKADEMY
    Brad Lubman, conductor
  • 16 MAY 2014
    The Hague, The Netherlands
    New European Ensemble
    Christian Karlsen, conductor
  • 20 APR 2014
    Sejong Chamber Hall, South Korea
    Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 31 OCT 2013
    Music Sacrum Arnhem
    New European Ensemble
    Keren Motseri, soprano; Christian Karlsen, conductor

    Other Dates:
    2 November - Arnhem, The Netherlands
    1 November -
  • 07 FEB 2013
    MuziekGebouw, Amsterdam, Holland
    ASKO / Schonberg Ensemble
    Christian Karlsen, conductor
  • 02 DEC 2012
    Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado (OSESP)
    Magnus Lindberg, conductor
  • 02 DEC 2012
    Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado (OSESP)
    Magnus Lindberg, conductor
  • 11 NOV 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Eastman School of Music
    Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor
  • 27 MAY 2011
    Sounds New 2011
    St Gregory's Centre for Music, Canterbury
    Ensemble New Perspectives
    Timothy Lines, conductor
  • 06 APR 2011
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    McGill University
    Shalom Bard, conductor
  • 05 APR 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Royal Conservatory Of Music
    Brian Current, conductor

    Other Dates:
    8 April - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 13 SEP 2010
    Sacrum Profanum
    Krakow, Poland
    Ensemble InterContemporain
    Jean Deroyer, conductor
  • 21 APR 2010
    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Nouvel Ensemble Moderne
    Lorraine Vaillancourt, conductor
  • 29 NOV 2009
    Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    New European Ensemble
    Maribeth Diggle, soprano; Christian Karlsen, conductor
  • 23 APR 2009
    Parco della Musica, Roma, Italy
    Orchestra Sinfonica Santa Cecilia
  • 16 APR 2009
    New York, NY
    Manhattan School of Music
    Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor
  • 16 APR 2009
    Borden Auditorium, New York, USA
    Manhattan School of Music
  • 29 MAR 2009
    New York, NY
    The Julliard School of Music
    Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor

    Other Dates:
    30 March - New York, NY
  • 11 MAR 2009
    Oxford University Sinfonietta
  • 12 FEB 2009
    Nice, France
    Orchestre de Nice
  • 07 NOV 2008
    Nordic Focus 2008
    Casa Da Musica, Porto, Portugal
    Remix Ensemble
    Emilio Pomárico, conductor
  • 20 JUN 2008
    Aldeburgh Festival
    Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh
    Britten-Pears Ensemble
    Ryan Wigglesworth, conductor

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