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The Complete Electrola & Deutsche Grammophon recordings, 1938-1958 - music of Handel, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Reger / Erik Then-Bergh, piano

Audio Samples

  1. Keyboard Suite No. 4 in E Minor, HWV 429: I. (Allegro) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Keyboard Suite No. 4 in E Minor, HWV 429: II. Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Keyboard Suite No. 4 in E Minor, HWV 429: III. Courante $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Keyboard Suite No. 4 in E Minor, HWV 429: IV. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Keyboard Suite No. 4 in E Minor, HWV 429: V. Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (Arr. F. Busoni)
  7. Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: II. Lebhaft. Marschmässig $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: I. So rasch wie möglich $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: II. Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: III. Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: IV. Rondo $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62 No. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  16. 7 Silhouetten, Op. 53: No. 2, Ziemlich langsam $0.99 on iTunes
  17. 7 Silhouetten, Op. 53: No. 6, Langsam, schwermüthig $0.99 on iTunes
  18. 7 Bagatelles, Op. 33: No. 1 in E-Flat Major (Andante grazioso, quasi allegretto) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. 7 Bagatelles, Op. 33: No. 4 in A Major (Andante) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Telemann, Op. 134: Theme - Vars. 1-20 - Vars. 22-23
  21. Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Telemann, Op. 134: Chorale & Fugue $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Piano Concerto in F Minor, Op. 114: I. Allegro moderato
  23. Piano Concerto in F Minor, Op. 114: II. Largo con gran espressione
  24. Piano Concerto in F Minor, Op. 114: III. Allegretto con spirito

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, no 4 in E minor, HWV 429
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 1004), KiV B24
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101
>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Silhouette for piano no 2 in D major ("Ziemlich langsam"), Op. 53/2
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Silhouette for piano no 6 in E major ("Langsam, schwermütig"), Op. 53/6
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in E flat major, Op. 33/1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A major, Op. 33/4
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Variations and Fugue on a Theme of G.P. Telemann for piano, Op. 134
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Piano in F minor, Op. 114
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Notes & Reviews:

Erik Then-Bergh (1916-1982) is almost forgotten today, content as he was to confine his career, the last twenty years of which were devoted to teaching, to Germany. But to hear this favorite of Furtwangler in his early recordings is to hear playing of the highest order- his combination of superlative technique at the service of deeply profound interpretation can only be compared with the very greatest of artists. We present here his almost complete 78rpm recordings, which were mostly made in Germany during the war and hence had littler international circulation. Then-Bergh was renowned as a Reger player and in this centenary year of Reger's death, which is also the centenary of Then-Bergh's birth, we include his stereo LP recording of the Reger Piano Concerto from 1958 which completes his Reger recordings. Perhaps this quote from 'The Record Book' (USA 1948) reviewing Beethoven's Op101 still sums up Then-Bergh's 78 recordings today: "The performance by a pianist of whom we know nothing, Erik Then-Bergh, is spectacularly fine, and is backed by some of the best reproduction of piano tone we have ever heard."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 02/1939; 04/29/1958/04/30/1958; 06/27/1942; 08/1940; 08/24/1938; 09/1939; 11/1940; 1951-12-05&1951-12-06&1951-.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, no 4 in E minor, HWV 429
  • Performer: Erik Then-Bergh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1710-1720

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 1004), KiV B24
  • Performer: Erik Then-Bergh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101
  • Performer: Erik Then-Bergh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1816

>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22
  • Performer: Erik Then-Bergh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833-1838

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
  • Performer: Erik Then-Bergh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Silhouette for piano no 2 in D major ("Ziemlich langsam"), Op. 53/2
  • Performer: Erik Then-Bergh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Silhouette for piano no 6 in E major ("Langsam, schwermütig"), Op. 53/6
  • Performer: Erik Then-Bergh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in E flat major, Op. 33/1
  • Performer: Erik Then-Bergh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A major, Op. 33/4
  • Performer: Erik Then-Bergh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Variations and Fugue on a Theme of G.P. Telemann for piano, Op. 134
  • Performer: Erik Then-Bergh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/15/1914

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Piano in F minor, Op. 114
  • Performer: Erik Then-Bergh (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
  • Notes: 04/29/1958/04/30/1958
  • Running Time: 40 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 07/16/1910