Atterberg: Piano Concerto, Etc / Derwinger, Et Al

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Atterberg's piano concerto, as I noted in discussing its previous incarnation on Sterling, comes perilously close to self-parody. The endless Romantic heaving and gesticulating, capped by a finale whose main tune sounds like a demented cross between two Tom Lehrer tunes ("Be Prepared" and "The Irish Ballad"), may well make it hard for some listeners to take seriously (believe me, Atterberg was dead serious). Still, if you just sit back and wallow in its billowing excess, there's much fun to be had, and this performance improves on its predecessor being better played by both soloist and orchestra, and better recorded. In particular, the slightly less frantic, but even more rhythmically emphatic approach to the last movement carries the music forward with every bit as much conviction and less suspicion of embarrassment. I also prefer the couplings: two very appealing (and gratifyingly concise) works for piano and orchestra (whereas its competitor featured a pretty awful rendition of the Violin Concerto). Indeed, the Ballad and Passacaglia, based on a Swedish folk tune, could very well become a popular hit. In short, this is another winner in CPO's ongoing Atterberg series. --David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com


Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: 999732-2


  • UPC: 761203973224


  • Label: CPO


  • Composer: Kurt Atterberg


  • Conductor: Ari Rasilainen


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Performer: Love Derwinger



Works:


  1. Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 1

    Composer: Kurt Atterberg

    Ensemble: Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Love Derwinger (Piano)

    Conductor: Ari Rasilainen


  2. Concerto for Piano in B flat minor, Op. 37

    Composer: Kurt Atterberg

    Ensemble: Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Love Derwinger (Piano)

    Conductor: Ari Rasilainen


  3. Ballade and Passacaglia, Op. 38

    Composer: Kurt Atterberg

    Ensemble: Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Ari Rasilainen