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Kurt Atterberg: Cello Concerto; Horn Concerto

Atterberg / Schneider / Wiemes / Ndr Philharmonic
Release Date: 09/11/2015 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 999874   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Kurt Atterberg
Performer:  Johannes-Theodor Wiemes
Conductor:  Ari Rasilainen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Cello Concerto in C minor, Op. 21 by Kurt Atterberg
Performer:  Johannes-Theodor Wiemes (Horn)
Conductor:  Ari Rasilainen
Period: Modern 
Written: 1917-1922 
Venue:  Großer Sendesaal, NDR Hannover 
Length: 38 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Horn in A major, Op. 28 by Kurt Atterberg
Performer:  Johannes-Theodor Wiemes (Horn)
Conductor:  Ari Rasilainen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Sweden 
Venue:  Großer Sendesaal, NDR Hannover 
Length: 20 Minutes 6 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Scandinavian Brilliance August 4, 2016 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Kurt Atterberg's magnificent cello concerto is a soaring, uplifting work that bases its appeal on the powerful role of the solo cello, and at its foundation a moderately-paced orchestral backbone of great intensity and beauty. This work does not feature fancy pyrotechnics on the part of either soloist or orchestra; rather, it is steady, enduring, and uncompromising in its straightforward honesty. Cellist Nikolai Schneider is simply superb in this concerto, as his instrument sings mightily as he works his way through Atterberg's impressive score. The second piece is Atterberg's horn concerto, and I found it to contain the same aesthetic qualities as the cello concerto- haunting, gorgeous solo work accompanied by a velvety smooth orchestral underpinning. The horn soloist, Johannes-Theodore Wiemes, like Nikolai Schneider, gave it everything he had in this concerto, which in the finale departs from its serious, grave approach in the first two movements to engage in a lighthearted, jazzlike romp to conclude the work. Hats off to all concerned- soloists, conductor Ari Rasilainen, Hanover's excellent NDR Philharmonie, and of course to CPO for this refreshing new recording. Try it- it's really good. Recommended for sure!" Report Abuse
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