Hillborg’s Mantra – Elegy, was premiered by Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in April, with a US premiere at the Aspen Festival following in July. A homage to Stravinsky, the 7-minute work expands upon two emblematic chords from The Rite of Spring.
‘A short but fascinating homage to Stravinsky, expanding upon two famous chords and making them into something entirely new and different.’
The Aspen Times (Harvey Steiman), 24 July 2018
‘A concise and eventful work. Block chords and a swirling haze of strings and climactic brass unfold like a slow if dynamic processional…’
Classical Source (David Truslove), 21 April 2018
A second – more extensive – commission from the LPO (together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and the Göteborgs Symfoniker) will be premiered in London in January 2019, with Marin Alsop conducting.