Customer Reviews for: Berwald: Overtures, Concertos, Symphonies / Bjorlin

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 Breezy light music from the early Romantic period March 10, 2014
By Ian B. (NYC, NY) -- See All My Reviews
While Berwald's music is not particularly memorable, it is very enjoyable nonetheless. This particular recording offers a fairly comprehensive overview of Berwald's orchestral output. The recordings are crisp and the sonics are clear. I would recommend these recordings. Report Abuse

 Great music!! June 4, 2013
By Jerry G. (Edgewater, CO) -- See All My Reviews
Not often do I enjoy every track on a CD. This is an exception. I love every track on all three CD's. I had heard of Berwald, but never any of his music. Great price, great music, a refreshing find. Report Abuse

 Swedish Gold November 26, 2012
By V. Rufino (Succasunna, NJ) -- See All My Reviews
Berwald is not a composer with whom American audiences are familiar. A contemporary of Beethoven, his music has characteristics of both the early and middle Romantic period. I became familiar with his music through a cellist in the NY Philharmonic who enjoyed playing his works under Kurt Mazur. This collection will provide hours of listening pleasure. The orchestra plays with good tone and intonation. I cannot compare the interpretations since I have no other recordings of the works. At this bargain price, snap-up a copy and explore music that is not part of the typical Western canon collection. Report Abuse

 Rediscovered. November 10, 2012
By DR J W. (WOORI YALLOCK, VIC) -- See All My Reviews
Franz Berwald was born four years after the death of perhaps the the first great Swedish composer Joseph Kraus.The output of his works is considerable. He composed violin and piano concertos, as well as four symphonies and symphonic poems.One can see the influence of Mozart in his compositions from time to time. In his most famous Symphony,the Singuliere , on disc one,he introduced a new concept in music by slipping the scherzo into the middle of the slow movement. Tchaikovsky uses this ploy in his First Piano Concerto, and later Rachmaninov adopted it. The orcestral playing here is excellent, and the sound is of top quality. I found it an exciting new journey, and give it a high recommendation. Report Abuse

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