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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Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra. ShakerFaker October 22nd Comments. In the last few minutes of the first movement, Pesante Allegro, the Russianisms are especially apparent; the movement weighs down, pushing onward with momentum, but not losing character.

All 3 works contained here are high quality, imaginatively conceived, and wonderfully performed compositions. Atterberg takes from Russian compositional styles, so undertones of Rachmaninoff, specifically, ring fairly clear.

Atterberg: Piano Concerto, Etc / Derwinger, Et Al

Kanye West The Life of Pablo. During the Third Reich era, Atterberg maintained contact with German piaon and music bodies, in order to strengthen Swedish-German music relations. The endless Romantic heaving and gesticulating, capped by a finale whose main tune sounds like a afterberg 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.

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Recommended for those times when you need to be carried away to a magical place. Because Atterberg was a 20th century composer active during turbulent times in Europe, you might expect some real angst and anguish, but such is not the case.

Fort23 October 22nd Comments. His String Quartet No. 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. He conducted his own works in Germany, sometimes with famous orchestras; and a number of famous German conductors built on Atterberg’s symphonies.

Site Copyright Sputnikmusic. 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. This recording can help fill the category of Northern Realm, those coutries located close to the Arctic Circle.

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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. He is best known for his symphonies, operas, and ballets. Login Create a Profile. Kurt Atterberg Piano Concerto in B flat minor 4. It is the second movement, however, where Atterberg himself shines, as he finds stterberg own sound.

In conclusion, this concerto is undeniably beautiful, but Atterberg’s mindset perhaps warrants examination. The symphony was performed by Arturo Toscanini induring an NBC Symphony Orchestra broadcast concert; a performance which Atterberg praised on hearing the recorded broadcast. Still, if you just sit back and wallow in its billowing excess, there’s much fun to be had, and this performance improves on its predecessor being better played by both soloist atterbetg orchestra, and better recorded.


Grieg is given most credit for Nordic influences in Western classical music. Review This Title Share on Facebook.

Biography portal Classical music portal. Atterberg died on 15 February in Stockholm, aged 86, and was buried there in the Northern Cemetery. Atterberg entered his Symphony No.

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Atterberg never kudt to pass the German contacts he established over the years to his Swedish colleagues, or to work for Swedish works constructed in Germany. 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.

It is typically Romantic, and rather comforting until it crescendos from soft and slow in the first half to powerful and anthemic afterward. Ballade and Passacaglia, Op.