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Gustaf Allan Pettersson (1911-1980) is known especially for creating massive, complex, challenging single movement symphonic structures that highlight despair and gut wrenching pain. Born Sep 19th, 1911 in Västra Rya, Sweden, he was victim to an abusive, alcoholic father who as an atheist clashed with his deeply religious mother. Petterson’s musical style can best be understood from his despaired childhood and his later struggles with health.

His first major musical works were "24 Barefoot songs" and the concerto for… read more

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  • Avatar for alilatif
    http://www.last.fm/music/Mieczys%C5%82aw+Weinberg listen to this man.. great artist
  • Avatar for Ntagfoo
    Interestingly melancholic.
  • Avatar for SanctuaryCat
    Grim as fuck. I approve.
  • Avatar for memristor
    excellent excellent excellent
  • Avatar for progtrance7
    v dumb on internet? that's new
  • Avatar for insomniacme
    moon in the window catching on
  • Avatar for blackless
    666 listeners!
  • Avatar for elnimio
    Well that was a stupid statement. There's plenty of good contemporary classical.
  • Avatar for insomniacme
    contemporary classical thats actually good? good to know..
  • Avatar for blackless
    symphony no2 is insane

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