The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra presents their recording of the Mortensen Symphony Op. 5, conducted by Peter Szilvay. Finn Mortensen has been an important figure in Norwegian music since the '50s. As one of Norway's first modernists Mortensen's first works are in a free-tonal, neo-classical style. The composer has had a great influence on generations of Norwegian artists and his works are marked by a personal, romantic expression.
Norwegian conductor, Peter Szilvay, is a notable interpreter of new music, a significant amount of which he has premiered and recorded. Maestro Szilvay is also one of a growing number of young versatile conductors who learned their trade from inside the orchestra.
The Symphony Op. 5 was recorded on location in Stavanger, Norway, in Fartein Valen at the Stavanger Concert Hall, by multiple Grammy Award-winning engineer, Jim Anderson. Ulrike Schwarz, who has been responsible for many Grammy nominated productions, produced. The recording was mixed at Skywalker Sound in northern California and mastered by Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME.