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Stenhammar: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Niklas Sivenlov, piano

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>Stenhammar, Wilhelm : Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 23
>Stenhammar, Wilhelm : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 1

Album Summary

>Stenhammar, Wilhelm : Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 23
>Stenhammar, Wilhelm : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 1
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A virtuoso pianist and renowned conductor in his day, Wilhelm Stenhammar achieved early success with his magnificently wide-ranging and Brahmsian Piano Concerto No. 1. After many years of mixed fortunes as a composer he found his personal voice in the remarkable Piano Concerto No. 2. Conceived as a single span, this vividly affirmative romantic masterpiece was the wellspring for his Serenade (8.572186) and Symphony No. 2 (8.553888). Award-winning soloist Niklas Sivelöv has also recorded Stenhammar's solo piano works (8.553730). Niklas Sivelöv is a professor of the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. The first Swedish pianist elected to the Steinway Hall of Fame, he has received the Diapason d'Or (Berwald's Piano Concerto), a Cannes nomination for best twentieth-century recording (Einar Englund's Piano Concerto No.1) among other honors.

"These wonderful recordings of Stenhammar's piano concertos make a superb introduction to his music...Stenhammar specialist Niklas Sivelöv plays them in a no-holds-barred, high Romantic way, while the Malmö Symphony under Mario Venzago is tremendous...it's hard not to be swept away by [this] Naxos disc, and the performance of the First Concerto is the finest I know." -The Guardian

Audiophile Audition
This is a splendid recording of works that should be considered more than just a curiosity. Soloist Niklas Sivel÷v is a gifted pianist with an impressive international resume and the Malm÷ Symphony under Swiss Mario Vanzago plays with energy and conviction. Kudos to Naxos for producing a fine series of recordings of Stenhammar's music. Previously, I was only familiar with his Symphony No. 1. This recording makes a solid addition to a very valuable collection.

Infodad.com
Niklas Sivel÷v plays both concertos with mastery and a fine sense of style, and the accompaniment by the Malm÷ Symphony Orchestra under Mario Venzago is sure-handed, idiomatic and convincing throughout.

BBC Music Magazine
This is one for rare repertoire junkies...Some beautifully applied golden-age style from Sivel÷v.

Gramophone Magazine
Niklas Silvelov negotiates the torrents of octaves and other rhetorical gestures with aplomb.

MusicWeb International
this is wonderfully attractive music of consummate skill that deserves to be far better known. Although there is recorded competition for this music ... at the Naxos price advantage and deploying the idiomatic and ever excellent Malmö Symphony Orchestra this is a winner.

Sydsvenskan.se
First Modeling Agency thrives on the youthful flow, while the second concert, show a safer and more elaborate form. Together they provide a sympathetic picture of both the young fiery sprakfålen and mature musical full blood.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Malmö Concert Hall, Malmö, Sweden (08/25/2009-08/29/2009).



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>Stenhammar, Wilhelm : Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 23
  • Performer: Niklas Sivelöv (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mario Venzago
  • Ensemble: Malmo Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Malmö Concert Hall, Malmö, Sweden (08/25/2009-08/29/2009)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1904-1907

>Stenhammar, Wilhelm : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 1
  • Performer: Niklas Sivelöv (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mario Venzago
  • Notes: Malmö Concert Hall, Malmö, Sweden (08/25/2009-08/29/2009)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1893