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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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.

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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.

Retrieved from ” https: Atterberg died on 15 February in Stockholm, aged 86, and was buried there in the Northern Cemetery.

The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! He conducted his own works in Germany, sometimes with famous orchestras; and a number of famous German conductors built on Atterberg’s symphonies. Concerto for Piano in B flat minor, Op. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat InAtterberg began learning the cellohaving been inspired by a concert by the Brussels String Quartet, featuring a performance of Beethoven ‘s String Quartet No.

Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Period: It is the second movement, however, where Atterberg himself shines, as he finds his own sound. Alastor October 22nd Comments.


In the last few minutes of the first foncerto, Pesante Allegro, the Russianisms are especially apparent; the movement weighs down, pushing onward with momentum, but not losing character.

Fort23 October 23rd Comments.

Kurt Atterberg – Piano Concerto in B flat minor () (album review ) | Sputnikmusic

ShakerFaker October 22nd Comments. His String Quartet No. Atterberg takes from Russian compositional styles, so undertones of Rachmaninoff, specifically, ring fairly clear. Atterberg was born in Gothenburg.

Atterberg Piano Concerto, Op 37; Rhapsody, Op 1

Chances are, if you’re taking the time to read about a classical atterbetg as obscure as this, you know who Rachmaninov is. Strongly recommended- this disk is very good!! 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. Atterberg composed nine symphonies. 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.

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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. The investigation could neither confirm nor refute the accusations that he was a Nazi sympathizer. Fort23 October 22nd Comments. He is best known for his symphonies, operas, and ballets.

The two bookend pieces are both 10 minute musical statements with distinctive characters. Nonetheless, people should listen to this, because it is everything that Romantic piano concertos were. The Royal Academy of Music set up an inquiry of Atterberg at his own request. Views Read Edit View history. In context, missing that extra umph to keep modern listeners on their toes, Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor ‘s obscurity is unsurprising. Atterberg married twice, first Ella Peterson, a pianist, in ; they divorced eight years later.


All 3 works contained here are high quality, imaginatively conceived, and wonderfully performed compositions. That said, this is wonderful out of context. 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.

Atterberg: Piano Concerto, Etc / Derwinger, Et Al

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

Pianoo and Editorial Reviews Atterberg’s piano concerto, as I noted in discussing its previous incarnation on Sterling, comes perilously close to self-parody. I was particularly struck with the final work, Ballade and Passacaglia, purely orchestral and building steadily to a thrilling climactic coda.


Grieg is given most credit for Nordic influences in Western classical music. His Ninth Symphony entitled Sinfonia Visionaria was, like Beethoven’s, scored for orchestra and chorus with vocal soloists. He earned his engineering diploma a year later, as well as being awarded a State Music Fellowship.

Ballade and Passacaglia, Op. His mother, Elvira Uddman, was the daughter of a famous male opera singer. You have to be logged in to post a comment. Six years later he was elected president of the society, maintaining the position until Atterberg entered his Symphony No.

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