Hilding Rosenberg: Piano Pieces / Anna Christensson, piano

Album Summary

>Rosenberg, Hilding : Suite for piano
>Rosenberg, Hilding : Plastiska Scener, for piano
>Rosenberg, Hilding : Sonatina for piano
>Rosenberg, Hilding : Improvisationer, for piano
>Rosenberg, Hilding : Tema con variazioni, for piano
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Expedition Audio Recommended
Capriccio has provided excellent sound for this program, performed beautifully by Swedish pianist Anna Christensson, a graduate of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Adventurous listeners who enjoy exploring some of the farther reaches of the repertoire will find very much to enjoy here from this composer whose status clearly lags his apparent gifts. ... read more ...

Hilding Rosenberg became one of the most important Swedish music personalities of the 20th century. In addition to composing his own music, he made contemporary music and old masters available to the public as a conductor - he studied with Hermann Scherchen among others. From 1932 until 1934 he managed the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. Among the dramatists working with him were Bertold Brecht and the elderly Thomas Mann. Numerous awards and distinctions mark the meritorious career of a man, who on paper is considered the "father of Swedish modernity", but whose fame as a composer is still considerably mysterious.

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
Here the young pianist Anna Christensson displays her considerable skill at probing counterpoint. More impressive yet is her range of touch and color in the Theme and Variations and the poetic Improvisations from 1939; the Lento and Moderato from the latter are exquisitely beautiful, especially under her liquid touch; the tiny Allegro moderato springs to life with deft understatement; the last two pieces, which form a kind of double finale, sound noble and majestic, as does the third variation in the Theme and Variation set from 1941. Rosenberg says exactly what he has on his mind, clearly and expressively, then moves on to something else. She sounds like a first-class artist, and she is well served by the warm recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Siemensvilla Berlin (09/29/2011-10/01/2011).



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Works Details

>Rosenberg, Hilding : Suite for piano
  • Performer: Anna Christensson (Piano)
  • Notes: Siemensvilla Berlin (09/29/2011-10/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Rosenberg, Hilding : Plastiska Scener, for piano
  • Performer: Anna Christensson (Piano)
  • Notes: Siemensvilla Berlin (09/29/2011-10/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Rosenberg, Hilding : Sonatina for piano
  • Performer: Anna Christensson (Piano)
  • Notes: Siemensvilla Berlin (09/29/2011-10/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Rosenberg, Hilding : Improvisationer, for piano
  • Performer: Anna Christensson (Piano)
  • Notes: Siemensvilla Berlin (09/29/2011-10/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Rosenberg, Hilding : Tema con variazioni, for piano
  • Performer: Anna Christensson (Piano)
  • Notes: Siemensvilla Berlin (09/29/2011-10/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939