WorldCat Identities

Lindberg, Magnus 1958-

Overview
Works: 230 works in 822 publications in 5 languages and 10,328 library holdings
Genres: Manuscripts  Orchestral music  Scores  Concertos  Art music  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Chamber music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Electronic music 
Roles: Author, Composer, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Other
Classifications: M1045.L738, 784.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Magnus Lindberg
Magnus Lindberg by Magnus Lindberg( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarinet concerto ; Gran duo ; Chorale by Magnus Lindberg( )

9 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For anyone who still feels that all contemporary music is by definition attritional, and designed to make maximal demands on its audiences, then Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto, first performed in 2002, is one work to persuade them otherwise. It is that rare thing, a piece written by one of the leading European composers of our time that manages to be unfailingly approachable and rewarding without making any compromises in its musical language or technique. Conceived as a single movement lasting about 24 minutes, but falling into five distinct sections, the concerto was written specifically for the astounding soloist Kari Kriikku, and it is studded with references to other composers - the opening recalls Debussy's First Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra, for instance, while there's a glancing reference to Respighi's Pines of Rome, about two-thirds of the way through the piece, and the bluesy smears in the last few pages inescapably evoke Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. But there's nothing contrived about any of these moments; they are woven into an instrumental fabric that is so richly coloured, so packed with incident and instantly memorable musical ideas and so logically put together that the ear absorbs everything without hesitation, and when the work has ended immediately wants to experience it all again. Of course, Kriikku's virtuosity is an enormous help in projecting this soundscape with such life and colour. Composer and clarinettist go back a long way - in 1980 in Helsinki, they were the founder members (along with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen) of the experimental performing ensemble Toimii, and have collaborated regularly ever since. Lindberg composed his Clarinet Quintet for Kriikku in 1992, and it is hard to imagine that this fabulously attractive work would ever have appeared without him to play it so brilliantly. If the disc is essential listening for the sake of the Clarinet Concerto alone, the remainder is of high-quality too. The "Gran Duo" for large wind band (13 woodwind, 11 brass) can seem a bit of an academic exercise, slightly dry and neoclassical, as though without the silky veils of string tone with which Lindberg so often cushions his orchestral writing, his harmonic world immediately loses a sensuous dimension. But there's not a note out of place, every chord seems totally right in its context and its sectional construction is supremely logical; technically it's beyond reproach. "Chorale" is Lindberg's version of the Bach chorale Es Ist Genug, quoted by Berg in the last movement of his Violin Concerto; it is a wonderfully compact yet multi-layered reworking, which gains remorselessly in intensity - an unnerving little masterpiece, all over in six minutes." The Guardian
Aura ; Engine by Magnus Lindberg( )

7 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculpture ; Campana in aria ; Concerto for orchestra by Magnus Lindberg( )

9 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graffiti : (2009) ; Seht die Sonne : (2007) by Magnus Lindberg( )

4 editions published in 2010 in Latin and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto ; Kraft by Magnus Lindberg( )

10 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feria ; Corrente II ; Arena by Magnus Lindberg( )

2 editions published in 1998 and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinetics ; Marea ; Joy by Magnus Lindberg( )

4 editions published in 1992 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EXPO ; Piano concerto no. 2 ; Al largo by Magnus Lindberg( )

5 editions published in 2013 and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete piano music by Magnus Lindberg( )

6 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamber works by Magnus Lindberg( )

11 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

--De Tartuffe, je crois ; Linea d'ombra ; Ritratto ; Zona by Magnus Lindberg( )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whose song : Stefan Hussong spielt Akkordeonmusik des 20. Jahrhunderts by Stefan Hussong( )

3 editions published in 1993 and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al largo ; Cello concerto no. 2 ; Era by Magnus Lindberg( )

2 editions published in 2016 and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeux d'anches ; Ablauf ; Twine ; Metalwork ; Kinetics by Magnus Lindberg( )

3 editions published in 1992 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded 1988-1990 at various locations in Finland
Cantigas ; Cello concerto ; Parada ; Fresco by Magnus Lindberg( )

2 editions published in 2002 and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sibelius, Lindberg Violin Concertos : xiao ti qin xie zou qu = xi bei liu shi by Lisa Batiashvili( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresco : for orchestra by Magnus Lindberg( )

17 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantigas : for orchestra by Magnus Lindberg( )

5 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarinet concerto by Magnus Lindberg( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityPursiainen, Juhani

Lindberg M.

Lindberg, Magnus Gustaf Adolf

Lindberg, Magnus Gustaf Adolf 1958-

Magnus Gustaf Adolf Lindberg

Magnus Lindberg

Magnus Lindberg compositeur, pianiste

Magnus Lindberg compositor finlandés

Magnus Lindberg compositore finlandese

Magnus Lindberg finnischer Komponist

Magnus Lindberg Finnish composer and pianist

Magnus Lindberg Fins componist

Magnus Lindberg finsk komponist

Magnus Lindberg finsk kompositör

Линдберг, Магнус

Магнус Ліндберг

מגנוס לינדברג

ماغنوس ليندبرغ

마그누스 린드베르크

マグヌス・リンドベルイ

芒努斯·林德貝里

Languages
English (33)

Latin (4)

German (3)

French (3)

Danish (2)