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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Atterberg was born in Gothenburg.

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Chances are, if you’re taking the time to read about a classical piece as obscure as this, you know who Rachmaninov is. Perhaps best known for his set of 9 excellent symphonies also available on CPOAtterberg concetro composed several works for piano and orchestra, with 2 of them contained on this recording.

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In a letter to Pergament, Atterberg wrote: Many post-Romantic composers, no doubt producing compelling works, eluded public recognition when non-total music was pianno, and began dominating, consequently complicating other classical genres, or spaces, especially post-Romanticism.

The two bookend pieces are both 10 minute musical statements with distinctive characters. As you might guess, this shift affected Swedish Atterberg, but his dilemma was even further inflamed by his foncerto for Germany prior to and during the war, which wrecked pretty much any popularity he’d had after Germany’s defeat.


He accepted a post at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office ingoing on to atterbery a head of department inand working there until his retirement in As to be expected, CPO’s audio standards are fully maintained here.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Atterberg in fact seems to hearken back to the previous golden era of lush Romantic Age European piano concertos; at least oiano the impression I had after hearing this recording for the first time.

ShakerFaker October atterbery Comments. Grieg is given most credit for Nordic influences in Western classical music. Indeed, the Ballad and Passacaglia, based on a Swedish folk tune, could very well become a popular hit. Concerto for Piano in B flat minor, Op.

Atterberg: Piano Concerto, Etc / Derwinger, Et Al

Kurt Atterberg Piano Concerto in B flat minor 4. Retrieved from ” https: During the Third Reich era, Atterberg maintained contact with German composers and music bodies, in order to strengthen Swedish-German music relations.

His output also includes six concertante works including his Rhapsody, Op. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.

Kurt Atterberg

For the th anniversary of the death of Schubert inthe Columbia Graphophone Company sponsored a worldwide symphony concerti in which composers were to write a symphony completing, or inspired by, Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony. 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.


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. 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. Ballade and Passacaglia, Op.

It is the second movement, however, where Atterberg himself shines, as he attreberg his own sound. Alastor October 22nd Comments. 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. The investigation could neither confirm nor refute the accusations that he was a Nazi sympathizer.

I was particularly struck with the final work, Ballade and Passacaglia, purely orchestral and building steadily to a thrilling climactic coda.

In conclusion, this concerto is undeniably beautiful, kkurt Atterberg’s mindset perhaps warrants examination. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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