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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ShakerFaker October 23rd Comments. His output also includes six concertante works including his Rhapsody, Op. Ballade and Passacaglia, Op. Atterberg never hesitated to pass the German contacts he established over the years to his Swedish colleagues, or to work for Swedish works constructed in Germany. Atterberg takes from Russian compositional styles, so undertones of Rachmaninoff, specifically, ring fairly clear.

Kurt Atterberg Piano Concerto kury B flat minor conceerto. Atterberg was born in Gothenburg.

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

All 3 works contained here are high quality, imaginatively conceived, and wonderfully atterbedg compositions. Atterberg married twice, first Ella Peterson, a pianist, in ; they divorced eight years later.

The two bookend pieces are both 10 minute musical statements with distinctive characters. 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 and orchestra, and better recorded. He is best known for his symphonies, operas, and ballets.

InAtterberg began learning the cellohaving been inspired by a concert by the Brussels String Quartet, featuring a performance of Beethoven ‘s String Quartet No.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Indeed, the Ballad and Passacaglia, based on a Swedish folk tune, could very well become a popular hit.


Last movement, Furioso, begins with duality – equals parts cheer and intensity, it transitions into this dainty but flighty section that’s more Concerrto – very reminiscent of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minorbut still triumphant, which reminds of the Russians, particularly early Scriabin.

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. Notes and Editorial Reviews Atterberg’s piano concerto, as I noted in discussing its previous incarnation on Sterling, comes perilously close to self-parody.

Atterberg entered his Symphony No. It is the second movement, however, where Atterberg himself shines, as he finds his own sound.

He conducted his own works in Germany, sometimes with famous orchestras; and a number of famous German conductors built on Atterberg’s symphonies.

Kurt Atterberg

Usually ships in 24 hours. 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. The symphony was performed by Arturo Toscanini induring an NBC Symphony Orchestra broadcast concert; a performance which Atterberg praised on hearing the recorded broadcast.

Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. I also prefer the couplings: In conclusion, this concerto is undeniably beautiful, but Atterberg’s mindset perhaps warrants examination.

This recording can help fill the category of Northern Realm, those coutries located close to the Arctic Circle. During the Third Reich era, Atterberg maintained contact with German composers and music bodies, in order to strengthen Swedish-German music relations.

He earned his engineering diploma a year later, as well as being awarded a State Music Fellowship. Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra. Recommended for those times when you need to be carried away to a magical place. Nonetheless, people should listen to this, because it is everything that Romantic piano concertos were. You have to be logged in to post a comment. ShakerFaker October 22nd Comments. Biography portal Classical music portal. In short, this is another winner in CPO’s ongoing Atterberg series.


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 Atterberg composed nine symphonies. He accepted a post at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office ingoing on to become a head of department inand working there until his retirement in Kanye West The Life of Pablo.

In a letter to Pergament, Atterberg wrote: Site Copyright Conferto. 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. Springfield, VA See All My Reviews ” If you are unfamiliar with the works kut 20th century Swedish composer Kurt Atterberg, by all means make it a point to get acquainted with this outstanding Swedish master.

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.

List of compositions by Kurt Atterberg.

Atterberg: Piano Concerto, Etc / Derwinger, Et Al

In context, missing that extra umph to keep modern listeners on their toes, Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor ‘s obscurity is unsurprising. Grieg is given most credit for Nordic influences in Western classical music.

Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op. This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat The investigation could neither confirm nor refute the accusations that he was a Nazi sympathizer.

Strongly recommended- this disk is very good!!