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Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 57 - Alolf Wiklund: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Konsertstycke, Op. 1 / Martin Sturfalt

Audio Samples

>Wiklund, Adolf : Concerto for piano & orchestra no 1 in E minor, Op 10
>Wiklund, Adolf : Concert Piece for piano & orchestra, Op. 1
>Wiklund, Adolf : Concerto for piano & orchestra no 2 in B minor, Op 17

Album Summary

>Wiklund, Adolf : Concerto for piano & orchestra no 1 in E minor, Op 10
>Wiklund, Adolf : Concert Piece for piano & orchestra, Op. 1
>Wiklund, Adolf : Concerto for piano & orchestra no 2 in B minor, Op 17
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Volume 57 in Hyperion's inexhaustible Romantic Piano Concerto series turns up another discovery - the music of Swedish composer Adolf Wiklund. These little-known but lusciously tuneful works are characterized by big-boned symphonic gestures reminiscent of Rachmaninov, all tempered with the Nordic clarity of Grieg. Wiklund's two piano concertos are central to his output, and in fact they enjoyed considerable popularity in Sweden until as recently as fifty years ago, when modernist sensibilities deemed them unfashionable. These glittering performances from Martin Sturfält and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, directed by brilliant violinist-turned-conductor Andrew Manze, are bound to bring this unfairly neglected music back into general currency.

American Record Guide
A brilliant pianist with plenty of power.

The Observer
[Wiklund] really deserves this reappraisal: he has Rachmaninov's talent for big, sweeping statements and Grieg's way with a sweet melody. It's a winning combination, beautifully captured here by Martin SturfSlt and the Helsingborg players under the sure direction of increasingly interesting violinist-turned-conductor Andrew Manze.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Helsingborg Concert Hall, Sweden (09/21/2010-09/25/2010).



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Works Details

>Wiklund, Adolf : Concerto for piano & orchestra no 1 in E minor, Op 10
  • Performer: Martin Sturfält (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Ensemble: Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Helsingborg Concert Hall, Sweden (09/21/2010-09/25/2010)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1906

>Wiklund, Adolf : Concert Piece for piano & orchestra, Op. 1
  • Performer: Martin Sturfält (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Notes: Helsingborg Concert Hall, Sweden (09/21/2010-09/25/2010)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1903

>Wiklund, Adolf : Concerto for piano & orchestra no 2 in B minor, Op 17
  • Performer: Martin Sturfält (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Notes: Helsingborg Concert Hall, Sweden (09/21/2010-09/25/2010)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1917