Anders Hillborg’s recent orchestral work Through Lost Landscapes will receive its US and Swedish premieres in the coming months, with performances by the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä (30 Sept) and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Sakari Oramo (13 October).
Premiered back in February 2020 by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León and Andrew Gourlay, then presented as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Hillborg Festival, this 13-minute work contains some of Hillborg’s most direct orchestral writing to date. Without being programmatic or didactic it nevertheless speaks urgently to the situation of the planet today: terrifying blasts of sound and seemingly endless glissandi are answered by haunting bird calls. A Finnish premiere by co-commissioners the Helsinki Philharmonic has yet to be announced.
View the score online here