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A Tribute to Cellist Erling Blondal Bengtsson - Concertos for cello by Barber, Saloman & Bentzon

Notes & Reviews:

The distinguished Danish cellist Erling Bengtsson adds to his considerable discography with performances of three diverse and approachable 20th-century cello concertos. These archive recordings from Danish Radio are issued for the first time.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
The present collection takes us back to the 1950s. The Barber and Bentzon are both taken from concert performances, the Barber in 1955, the Bentzon from 1957; the Salomon concerto is a studio recording from 1959. The concerto by Danish composer Siegfried Salomon (1885-1962) is pleasantly romantic. The concerto by Niels Viggo Bentzon (1919-2000) is a much more interesting piece with a light touch. Conductor Jensen, who was also a cellist, blends well with Bengtsson's lively style. There is applause after the Barber and Bentzon and a strange bang in the last movement of the Rosenberg, curious in a studio recording. This release is quite satisfying for the two Danish works. The recorded quality is not bad for the 1950s. I'll keep it for the unusual material.



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