Title - ‘Three Christmas Concertos’
Artist - Pär Lindh
What, you’ve never heard of Pär Lindh? Are you crazy? Are you a recluse? Have you been living under a rock for the past … ok, ok, I admit it, nor had I before this CD was sent to me! But, that said, once I started playing Three Christmas Concertos I instantly had to find out more out the illustrious Pär Lindh.
Renowned as possibly being one of the most talented composer and keyboardist’s to emerge from his homeland of Sweden, Lindh has great reason for releasing this Holiday musical offering. Ever since he was a little boy he has been listening to Christmas music, and in particular to the ‘Arcangelo Corelli’ concerto. Also admittedly fond of Greg Lake’s ‘I Believe In Father Christmas,’ Lindh knew early on that one day he would compose his very own Christmas piece.
Released on Lindh’s new record label based in Sweden called Nordverk Classical Masterworks, ‘Three Christmas Concertos’ was recorded back in November of 2013. Featuring himself on celesta and harpsichord, Kennet Bohman on oboe, Anders Lagerqvist on violin, Kern Westerberg on 2nd violia, Tobjorn Helander on viola, Natajlia Goldman o cello, Per Bjorkling on bass, Urban Grip on tubular bells, and the Orchestra as a whole, the mood, the tone, the beauty of Christmas has lovingly been captured for all to now hear.
Pär Lindh has been lauded as ‘The Mozart of Our Time,” as “The Scandinavian king of the keyboards,” and even as “The Vivaldi of Sweden,“ but the one that is most likely to stick with you after listening to this incredible, highly-impressive new Holiday recording, is that Pär Lindh is “A Swedish masterpiece without equal.”
Reviewed by: Russell A. Trunk