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A Tribute to Erling Blondal Bengtsson - Elgar: Cello Concerto; works by Schubert, Corelli, Weber, Prokofiev et al/ Erling Blondal Bengtsson, cello

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Sonata, Op. 5/5
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Adagio & Rondo, for cello & piano
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonate for Violoncello & Piano in G minor, op. 65
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Music for Children, op. 65
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This release celebrates the 80th birthday of the distinguished Danish cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson. The recording provides a varied musical portrait of this renowned performer.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
The pieces with piano are studio recordings. The Schubert is technically impeccable, even though cellist and pianist are not always on the same precise wavelength. The encores are also lovely, alternating slow and fast pieces, from a Corelli Adagio to a really wild Rondo by Weber. Then we have the slow movement of Chopin's sonata followed by a cute Waltz from Prokofieff's Music for Children. We end with the animals: Saint- Saens's Swan and Rimsky-Korsakoff's Bumblebee. These are all impressive on the part of the cellist, but why there is so little communication between the players is hard to figure. Still, it is a fine tribute to a fine cellist.



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Works Details

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Erling Bengtsson (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 27 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821
  • Performers: Erling Bengtsson (Cello); Arni Kristjansson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1824

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Sonata, Op. 5/5 :: Adagio in E minor
  • Performers: Erling Bengtsson (Cello); Arni Kristjansson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Adagio & Rondo, for cello & piano :: Rondo in D major
  • Performers: Erling Bengtsson (Cello); Arni Kristjansson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonate for Violoncello & Piano in G minor, op. 65 :: Largo
  • Performers: Erling Bengtsson (Cello); Arni Kristjansson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845-1846

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Music for Children, op. 65 :: 4. Waltz
  • Performers: Erling Bengtsson (Cello); Arni Kristjansson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1935

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Performers: Erling Bengtsson (Cello); Arni Kristjansson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Performers: Erling Bengtsson (Cello); Arni Kristjansson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901