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Neglected Works for Piano / Bengt Forsberg

Almen,Ruth / Forsberg,Bengt
Release Date: 04/29/2016 
Label:  Db Productions   Catalog #: 170  
Composer:  Ruth AlménValborg AulinGrazyna BacewiczAmy Marcy Beach,   ... 
Performer:  Bengt Forsberg
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Bengt Forsberg, one of Sweden's most outstanding pianists, renowned for many CDs and awards, releases now a sensational solo album with music of composers that most people have never heard of. Why? Because the composers were women, and often had to step back for the men. Their works, however, are brilliant and deserve indeed a better destiny than be covered by dust in the archives. A few recordings of some composers such as Beach, Tailleferre, Bacewicz and Carwithen do exist previously, but in for example Aulin's and Almén's cases it's really a matter of world premieres on CD! - DB Productions


Bengt Forsberg, one of Sweden's most outstanding pianists, renowned for many CDs and awards, releases now a sensational solo album with music of composers that most people have never heard of. Why? Because the composers were women, and often had to step back for the men. Their works, however, are brilliant and deserve indeed a better destiny than be covered by dust in the archives. A few recordings of some composers such as Beach, Tailleferre, Bacewicz and Carwithen do exist previously, but in for example Aulin's and Almén's cases it's really a matter of world premieres on CD! - DB Productions Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, Op. 2 by Ruth Almén
Performer:  Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
Period: 19th/20th Centuries 
Written: Sweden 
2.
Feuille d'Album by Valborg Aulin
Performer:  Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
Period: 19th Century 
Written: Sweden 
3.
Valse élégiaque by Valborg Aulin
Performer:  Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
Period: 19th Century 
Written: Sweden 
4.
Sonatina for Piano by Grazyna Bacewicz
Performer:  Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Poland 
5.
Scottish Legend, Op. 54 no 1 by Amy Marcy Beach
Performer:  Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1903; USA 
6.
Sonatina for piano by Doreen Carwithen
Performer:  Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
Period: Modern 
7.
Preludes for Piano: no 6, Andante Mystico by Ruth Crawford Seeger
Performer:  Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
8.
April Preludes, Op. 13 by Vítězslava Kaprálová
Performer:  Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
9.
Pastorales by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 

Customer Reviews

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 A Celebration of Women in Music ! May 27, 2016 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "There are multiple reasons to want this recording. The outstanding pianist is reason number one. The eight women composers inspired Bengt Forsberg sufficiently enough to create this unusual CD. One must trust his judgment! I did, and I'm happy to encourage other listeners to follow me." Report Abuse
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