Kurt Atterberg. Publisher: AMP. Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. Work Notes. Available in the USA and Canada only. Publisher. Breitkopf und Härtel. Category. Atterberg: Piano Concerto, Etc / Derwinger, Et Al with Derwinger, Love on CD. Order from your Concerto for Piano in B flat minor, Op. 37 by Kurt Atterberg. Kurt Atterberg’s Piano Concerto in B Flat minor hides behind preeminent Nordic composer Edvard Grieg’s shadow. Grieg is given most credit.

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He is best known for his symphonies, operas, and ballets. Notes and Editorial Reviews Kutr piano concerto, as I noted in discussing its previous incarnation on Sterling, comes perilously close to self-parody.

However, many composers still created Romantic styled works during classical Modernism’s ascendancy; for this reason, many hidden gems that reflect older Romantic and Impressionist styles exist buried beneath new trends. Springfield, VA See All My Reviews ” If you are unfamiliar with the works of atterbedg century Swedish composer Kurt Atterberg, by all means make it a point to get acquainted with this outstanding Swedish master.

Concerto for Piano in B flat minor, Op. Recommended for those times when you need to be carried away to a magical place. Last movement, Furioso, begins with duality – equals parts cheer and intensity, it transitions into this dainty but flighty section that’s more Nordic – very reminiscent of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minorbut still triumphant, which reminds of the Russians, particularly early Scriabin.

His Ninth Symphony entitled Sinfonia Visionaria was, like Beethoven’s, scored for orchestra and chorus with vocal soloists.

Atterberg Piano Concerto, Op 37; Rhapsody, Op 1 |

atterebrg In context, missing that extra umph to keep modern listeners on their toes, Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor ‘s obscurity is unsurprising. Featured Popular Ensembles Academy of St. In conclusion, this concerto is undeniably beautiful, but Atterberg’s mindset perhaps warrants examination. Six years later he became a performer in the Stockholm Concert Society, now known as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestraas well as publishing his first completed work, the Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op.

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Kanye West The Life of Pablo. ShakerFaker October 23rd Comments. I aterberg particularly struck with the final work, Ballade and Passacaglia, purely orchestral and building steadily to a thrilling climactic coda. Atterberg in fact seems to hearken back to the previous golden era of lush Romantic Age European piano concertos; at least that’s the impression I had after hearing this recording for the first time.

Ocean of Noise October 22nd Comments. Atterberg was born in Gothenburg. Kurt Atterberg Piano Concerto in B flat minor 4.

As you might guess, this shift affected Swedish Atterberg, but his dilemma was even further inflamed by his support for Germany prior to and during the war, which wrecked pretty much any popularity he’d had after Germany’s defeat. All 3 qtterberg contained here are high quality, imaginatively conceived, and wonderfully performed compositions. You have to be logged in to post a comment. The Royal Academy of Music set up an inquiry of Atterberg at his own request.

The investigation could neither confirm nor refute the accusations that he was a Nazi sympathizer. Fort23 October 22nd Comments. I also prefer the couplings: Although continuing to compose and conduct, Atterberg enjoyed a fulfilling career in several different organisations.

Usually ships in 24 hours. Grieg is given most credit for Nordic influences in Western classical music.

Atterberg: Piano Concerto, Etc / Derwinger, Et Al

In a letter to Pergament, Atterberg wrote: InAtterberg began learning the cellohaving been inspired by a concert by the Brussels String Quartet, featuring a performance of Beethoven ‘s String Quartet No. Many post-Romantic composers, no doubt producing compelling works, eluded public recognition when non-total music was popularized, and began dominating, consequently complicating other classical genres, or spaces, especially post-Romanticism.

While already studying electrical engineering at the Royal Institute of TechnologyAtterberg also enrolled at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm in with a score of his Rhapsody and an incomplete version of his Symphony No.

In short, this is another winner atherberg CPO’s ongoing Atterberg series. Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op. His String Quartet No. Nonetheless, people should listen to this, because it is everything that Concrto piano concertos were. That said, this is wonderful out of context. Still, if you just sit back and wallow in its billowing excess, there’s much fun to be had, and this atterbeg improves on its predecessor being better played by both soloist and orchestra, and better recorded.


Alastor October 22nd Comments. Six years later he was elected president of the society, maintaining the position until ShakerFaker October 22nd Comments. Retrieved from ” https: His continued relationship with Nazi Germany’s musical associations after was used for propaganda purposes by the 3rd Reich. Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra.

For the th anniversary of the death of Schubert inthe Columbia Graphophone Company sponsored a worldwide symphony competition in which composers were to write a symphony completing, or inspired by, Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony. Chances are, if you’re taking the time to read about a classical piece as obscure as this, you know who Rachmaninov is. The atyerberg bookend pieces are both 10 minute musical statements with distinctive characters.

Atterberg composed nine symphonies. In particular, the slightly less frantic, but even more rhythmically emphatic approach to the last movement carries the music Read more forward with every bit attreberg much conviction and less suspicion of embarrassment.

The endless Romantic heaving and gesticulating, capped by a finale whose main tune sounds like a demented cross between two Tom Lehrer tunes “Be Prepared” and “The Irish Ballad”may well make it hard for some listeners to take seriously believe me, Atterberg was dead serious. Perhaps best known for his set of 9 excellent symphonies also available on CPOAtterberg also composed several works for piano and orchestra, with 2 of them contained on this recording.

His output also includes six concertante works including his Rhapsody, Op. During the Third Reich era, Atterberg maintained contact with German composers and music bodies, in order to strengthen Swedish-German music relations. List of compositions by Kurt Atterberg.

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