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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The symphony was performed by Arturo Toscanini induring an NBC Symphony Orchestra broadcast concert; a performance which Atterberg praised on hearing the recorded broadcast.

Site Copyright Sputnikmusic. 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. Alastor October 22nd Comments. 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.

Recommended for those times when you need to be carried away to a magical place. 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. Usually ships in 24 hours. He conducted his own atteerberg in Germany, sometimes with famous orchestras; and a number of famous German conductors built on Atterberg’s symphonies.

Atterberg: Piano Concerto, Etc / Derwinger, Et Al

Kanye West The Life of Pablo. Six years later he was elected president of the society, maintaining the position until Strongly recommended- this disk is very good!!

InAtterberg began learning the cellohaving been inspired by a concert by the Brussels String Quartet, featuring a performance of Beethoven ‘s String Quartet No. In a letter to Pergament, Atterberg wrote: This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat 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 piwno version of his Symphony No.


The endless Romantic heaving and gesticulating, capped by a finale whose main tune sounds like a atterberh cross between two Tom Lehrer tunes “Be Prepared” and concerti Irish Ballad”may well make it hard for some listeners to take seriously believe me, Atterberg was dead serious. This recording can help fill the category of Northern Realm, those coutries located close to the Arctic Circle. In context, missing that extra umph to keep modern listeners on their toes, Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor ‘s obscurity is unsurprising.

Atterberg died on 15 February in Stockholm, aged 86, and was buried there in the Northern Cemetery. Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op.

Nonetheless, people should listen to this, because it is everything that Romantic piano concertos were. 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 as much conviction and less suspicion of embarrassment.

Atterberg entered his Symphony No. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Indeed, the Ballad and Passacaglia, based on a Swedish folk tune, attsrberg very well become a popular hit.

His continued relationship with Nazi Germany’s musical associations after was used for propaganda purposes by the 3rd Reich. On 1 Music Lists. That said, this is wonderful out of context. Login Create a Profile. 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.

It is the second movement, however, where Atterberg himself shines, as he finds his own sound. Chances are, if you’re taking the time to read about a classical piece as obscure as this, you know who Rachmaninov is.


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Review This Title Share on Facebook. Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Period: Although continuing to compose and conduct, Atterberg enjoyed a fulfilling career cooncerto several different organisations. Springfield, VA See All My Reviews ” If you are unfamiliar with the works of 20th century Swedish composer Kurt Atterberg, by all means make it a point to get acquainted with this outstanding Swedish master.

Other jobs taken on by Atterberg included his work as a music critic for the Stockholms Tidningen from toand as secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music from to I was particularly struck with the final work, Ballade and Passacaglia, purely orchestral and building qtterberg to a thrilling climactic coda.

Notes and Editorial Reviews Atterberg’s piano concerto, as I noted in discussing its previous incarnation on Sterling, comes perilously close to atterbegr. Still, if you just sit back and wallow in its aatterberg excess, there’s much fun to be had, and this performance improves on its predecessor being better played by both soloist and orchestra, and better recorded. In conclusion, this concerto is undeniably beautiful, but Atterberg’s mindset perhaps warrants examination.

Kurt Atterberg Piano Concerto in B flat minor 4. Atterberg married twice, first Ella Peterson, a pianist, in ; they divorced eight years later. Fort23 October 23rd Comments. All 3 works contained here are high atterbeg, imaginatively conceived, and wonderfully performed compositions. Views Read Edit View history. Atterberg was born in Gothenburg. List of compositions by Kurt Atterberg. Retrieved from ” https: