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Composer: Wallin, Rolf (b. 1957)

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Year of birth1957
NationalityNorway
PeriodContemporary
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LondonBeethoven, Schoenberg, Wallin and Shostakovich

Beethoven, Schoenberg, Wallin, Shostakovich
Sergey Khachatryan; Alisa Weilerstein; Inon Barnatan; Colin Currie

CologneSinfonietta Rīga & Jean-Guihen Queyras

Tüür, Haydn, Wallin
Sinfonietta Rīga; Normunds Šnē; Jean-Guihen Queyras

HamburgArditti Quartet

Gubaidulina, Ligeti, Wallin, Xenakis
Arditti String Quartet; Irvine Arditti; Ashot Sarkissjan; Ralf Ehlers
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Prom 52: Gardner chisels out the bigger picture in Sibelius 2

Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A theatrical first half saw the world première of Rolf Wallin's violin concerto, Whirld, played by Alina Ibragimova.  
****1
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Not perfect, only human: Elysium in Oslo

Elysium at Norwegian National Opera © Erik Berg
Rolf Wallin and Mark Ravenhill’s new opera Elysium tackles fundamental questions about humanity itself, and largely succeeds. Despite slightly uneven music and libretto, the performers shine in this sci-fi opera.
***11
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Andsnes brings the Risør Festival to the Wigmore Hall

Leif Ove Andsnes, credit Lorenzo Agius
Leif Ove Andsnes founded the Risør Festival only nine years ago, but it's already an important part of the European calendar. Risør is unique because it's a musicians' festival. Everyone gets together in this small Norwegian town, no matter how famous they are. This atmosphere's great for chamber music, so the Wigmore Hall is an ideal second home for Risør in London.