A Tribute to Erling Blondal Bengtsson, Vol. 1: The Danish Radio Recordings 1966-2002

Release Date: 9/6/2019
Label: Danacord
Catalog Number: DACOCD844
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Danacord continues its tribute to the Danish cellist Erling Blondal Bengtsson. For this volume of recordings emanating from Danish Radio Bengtsson plays two staples of most cellists’ repertoire, masterworks by Shostakovich and Richard Strauss, spicing things up with music by Berio and Ligeti, such choices opening up our perceptions of Bengtsson’s repertoire, and then going further by including his sympathy for concertos written for and dedicated to him. Thus, this programme adds up to a revealing portrait of Bengtsson’s versatility and virtuosity.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Erling Blondal Bengtsson (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Danish Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ; USSR
1. Concerto for Cello by Sven-Erik Báck
Performer: Erling Blondal Bengtsson (Cello)
Conductor: Miltiades Caridis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
2. Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Erling Blondal Bengtsson (Cello), Claus Myrup (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896-1897 ; Germany
2. Concerto for Cello No. 3, Op. 444 by Niels Viggo Bentzon
Performer: Erling Blondal Bengtsson (Cello)
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Orchestra/Ensemble: South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
3. Il ritorno degli Snovidenia for Cello and 30 Instruments by Luciano Berio
Performer: Erling Blondal Bengtsson (Cello)
Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig
Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1976-1977 ;
4. Concerto for Cello by György Ligeti
Performer: Erling Blondal Bengtsson (Cello)
Conductor: Diego Masson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1966 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Concerto for Cello by Sven-Erik Báck
Performer: Erling Blondal Bengtsson (Cello)
Conductor: Miltiades Caridis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
6. Concerto for Cello No. 3, Op. 444 by Niels Viggo Bentzon
Performer: Erling Blondal Bengtsson (Cello)
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Orchestra/Ensemble: South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
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