Bengt Forsberg

Composers

Biography

Born: 1952; Stockholm, Sweden  
Bengt Forsberg (pronounced "Forshbrya") is one of Sweden's leading pianists and is particularly esteemed as a recital accompanist.

He pursued courses at the Royal Academy of Music in Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden, training to become a church organist and cantor, but by the time of his graduation in 1978 had shifted to piano, in which he obtained his diploma. He then continued his training with Peter Feuchtwanger in London and Herman D.
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He has become known for his wide repertory and his constant interest in finding neglected music. In 1999, he performed Nikolai Medtner's Second Piano Concerto with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, played as part of the multi-piano recitals in performances of Stravinsky's The Wedding and George Antheil's Ballet mécanique in Copenhagen, and the solo part in Bernstein's Age of Anxiety Symphony with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. His repertory includes piano solo works of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Charles Alkan, Emmanuel Chabrier, and Kaikhosru Sorabji, and his recordings include compositions by Godard, Boëllmann, Koechlin, Pierné, and Alfvén.

Forsberg may be the most esteemed and in-demand accompanists. Among the artists he regularly accompanies are cellist Mats Lidström and violinist Nils-Erik Sparf. With the well-known mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter he has maintained a long-standing partnership resulting in many recordings on the Deutsche Grammophon label, including a Gramophone "Record of the Year" Award for 1995 for their program of songs of Edvard Grieg. He and von Otter also collaborated in the BIS label's ongoing complete Sibelius project. Forsberg also records for Hyperion when partnering with Lidström, and has several releases on the Caprice Records label.

He has a strong interest in French music of the 1800s, and in 1999 began a Saint-Saëns series for Hyperion. He continues to keep a relationship with church music as the director of the chamber music series of the All Saints Church in Stockholm. Read less

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Composers

Biography

Born: 1952; Stockholm, Sweden  
Bengt Forsberg (pronounced "Forshbrya") is one of Sweden's leading pianists and is particularly esteemed as a recital accompanist.

He pursued courses at the Royal Academy of Music in Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden, training to become a church organist and cantor, but by the time of his graduation in 1978 had shifted to piano, in which he obtained his diploma. He then continued his training with Peter Feuchtwanger in London and Herman D.
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Spanische Liebeslieder Op. 138: Vorspiel (pf: 4 hands)
Spanische Liebeslieder Op. 138: Tief im Herzen trag ich Pein (S)
Spanische Liebeslieder Op. 138: O wie lieblich ist das Mädchen (T)
Spanische Liebeslieder Op. 138: Bedeckt mich mit Blumen (S,A)
Spanische Liebeslieder Op. 138: No. 5, Flutenreicher Ebro (bar)
Spanische Liebeslieder Op. 138: Intermezzo (pf: four hands)
Spanische Liebeslieder Op. 138: Weh, wie zornig ist das Mädchen (T)
Spanische Liebeslieder Op. 138: Hoch, hoch sind die Berge (A)
Spanische Liebeslieder Op. 138: Blaue Augen hat das Mädchen (T,B)
Spanische Liebeslieder Op. 138: Dunkler Lichtglanz (S,A,T,B)
No. 1. Under strandens granar (Under the Fir-Trees)
No. 2. Kyssens hopp (The Kiss's Hope)
No. 3. Hjartats morgon (The Heart's Morning)
No. 4. Varen flyktar hastigt (Spring Flies Speedily)
No. 5. Drommen (The Dream)
No. 6. Till Frigga (To Frigga)
No. 7. Jagargossen (The Young Huntsman)
No. 1. Se'n har jag ej fragat mera (Since Then I Have Questioned No Further)
No. 2. Sov in (Go to Sleep)
No. 3. Fagellek (Play of the Birds)
No. 4. Vilse (Astray)
No. 5. En slanda (A Dragonfly)
No. 6. Illalle (To Evening)
No. 7. Lastu lainehilla (Driftwood)
No. 1. Svarta rosor (Black Roses)
No. 2. Men min fagel marks dock icke (But My Bird is Long in Homing)
No. 3. Bollspelet vid Trianon (Tennis at Trianon)
No. 4. Sav, sav, susa (Reed, reed, rustle)
No. 5. Marssnon (The March Snow)
No. 6. Demanten pa marssnon (The Diamond on the March Snow)
No. 1. Den forsta kyssen (The First Kiss)
No. 2. Lasse liten (Little Lasse)
No. 3. Soluppgang (Sunrise)
No. 4. Var det en drom? (Was It a Dream?)
No. 5. Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote (The girl returned from meeting her lover)
No. 1. Lenzgesang (Spring Song)
No. 2. Sehnsucht (Longing)
No. 3. Im Feld ein Madchen singt (In the Field a Maid Sings)
No. 4. Aus banger Brust (From Anxious Heart)
No. 5. Die stille Stadt (The Silent City)
No. 6. Rosenlied (Song of the Roses)
No. 1. Blasippan (The Anemone)
No. 2. De bagge rosorna (The Two Roses)
No. 3. Vitsippan (The Wood Anemone)
No. 4. Sippan (The Anemone)
No. 5. Tornet (The Thorn)
No. 6. Blommans ode (The Flower's Destiny)
No. 1. Norden (The North)
No. 2. Hennes budskap (Her Message)
No. 3. Morgonen (The Morning)
No. 4. Fagelfangaren (The Bird-Catcher)
No. 5. Sommarnatten (Summer Night)
No. 6. Vem styrde hit din vag? (Who brought you here?)
Belshazzar's Feast, JS 48: No. 2b. The Jewish Girl's Song (version for voice and piano, "Solitude")
Belshazzar's Feast, JS 48: No. 2b. The Jewish Girl's Song (version for voice and piano, "Solitude")
Det syng
Veslemöy
Blĺbaer-li
Möte
Elsk
Killingdans
Vond dag
Ved gjaetle - bekken
Gruß, Op.48/1
Dereinst, Gedanke mein, Op.48/2
Lauf der Welt, Op.48/3
Die verschwiegene Nachtigall,Op.48/4
Zur Rosenzeit, Op.48/5
Ein Traum, Op.48/6
I. Impromptu
II. Romance in F major
III. Religioso
IV. Rigaudon
I. Lento - Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Lento - Allegretto 
1. Sipporna (The Anemones)
2. Jag ville vara tĺrar (If I Could Be Tears)
3. Till havs (On The Sea)
1. Till en Ros (To a Rose)
2. Vinter i hjertat (Winter in My Heart)
3. Hvad vill jag (What do I want)
4. Domen (The judgement)


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