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Composer: Hellstenius, Henrik (b. 1963)

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Year of birth1963
NationalityNorway
Period20th century
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Music where words end: The Oslo Phil

James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
The Oslo Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, and violinist James Ehnes give a dazzling performance of Nielsen's Violin Concerto, but fall flat in a strangely brutal performance of Sibelius' Symphony no. 1.
**111
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Exotic imagery with the Oslo Philharmonic

Measha Brueggergosman © Mat Dunlap
In an impressive display of orchestral playing he Oslo Philharmonic and conductor Fabien Gabel gave wonderfully colourful performances of works by Hellstenius, Ravel and Debussy.
***11
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