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Precocious talent

The music of
Fred Jonny Berg -
reviewed by
PATRIC STANDFORD

'... Berg will probably be an outrageous success!'

Seasons of Life: Fred Jonny Berg. © 2000 Kornald Music

Five years ago Fred Jonny Berg was twenty six and had completed his opus 50, a violin sonata which begins his first CD Seasons of the Year. A precocious talent indeed from a young Norwegian composer who describes himself rather pretentiously as autodidactic and, over two CDs presents to the world eleven samples of his formidable total output which, the brief notes tell us, includes a wide variety of instrumental works, symphonic poems, two piano concertos, chamber music and electroacoustic pieces.

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Copyright © 30 May 2004 Patric Standford, Wakefield UK

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