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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I also prefer the couplings: InAtterberg began learning the cellohaving conceeto inspired by a concert by the Brussels String Quartet, featuring a performance of Beethoven ‘s String Quartet No. 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.

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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 Retrieved from ” https: Recommended for those times when you need to be carried away to a magical place.

In conclusion, this concerto is undeniably beautiful, but Atterberg’s mindset perhaps warrants examination. His output also includes six concertante works including his Conderto, Op. Featured Popular Ensembles Academy of St. Views Read Edit View history.

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Atterberg Piano Concerto, Op 37; Rhapsody, Op 1

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.

Concerto for Piano in B flat minor, Op.

He made his conducting debut at a concert in Gothenburg inpremiering his first symphony and the Concert Overture in A minor, Op. That said, this is wonderful out of context.


Nonetheless, people should listen to this, because it is everything that Romantic piano concertos were. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.

Kurt Atterberg

Ocean of Noise October 22nd Comments. Indeed, the Ballad and Passacaglia, based on a Swedish folk tune, could very well become a popular hit. In a letter to Pergament, Atterberg wrote: The endless Romantic heaving and gesticulating, capped by a atteerberg 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.

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 liano styles, so undertones of Rachmaninoff, specifically, ring fairly clear. Six years later he became a performer in the Stockholm Concert Society, now known as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Pianpas well as publishing his first completed work, the Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op.

Chances are, if you’re taking the time to read about a classical piece as obscure as this, you know who Rachmaninov is. His String Quartet No. pizno

Strongly recommended- this disk is very good!! During the Third Reich era, Atterberg maintained contact with German composers and music bodies, in kutr to strengthen Swedish-German music relations. The two bookend pieces are both 10 minute musical statements with distinctive characters.

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

ShakerFaker October 23rd Comments.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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.


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

Alastor October 22nd Comments. His Ninth Symphony entitled Sinfonia Visionaria was, like Beethoven’s, scored for orchestra and chorus with vocal soloists. Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra. The Royal Academy of Music set up an inquiry of Atterberg at his own request. Kurt Atterberg Piano Concerto in B flat minor 4. I was particularly struck with the final work, Ballade and Passacaglia, purely orchestral and building steadily to a thrilling climactic coda.

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Notes and Editorial Reviews Atterberg’s piano concerto, as I noted in discussing its previous incarnation on Sterling, comes perilously close to self-parody. Biography portal Classical music portal. All concegto works contained here are high quality, imaginatively conceived, and wonderfully performed compositions.

His continued relationship with Nazi Germany’s musical associations after was used for propaganda purposes by the 3rd Reich. Although continuing to compose and conduct, Atterberg enjoyed a fulfilling career in several different organisations. List of compositions by Kurt Atterberg. His mother, Elvira Uddman, was xoncerto daughter of a famous male opera singer.

The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! The investigation could neither confirm nor refute the accusations kuurt he was a Nazi sympathizer. Grieg is given most credit for Nordic influences in Western classical music.