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Erling Blöndal Bengtsson

Complete HMV Solo Recordings 1950-1961

Various composers
 
DACOCD 738 - Released 2014
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For the first time on CD the complete HMV solo recordings featuring the Danish cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson. The original recordings were all collectors items and the transfers, all done by Claus Byrith, are from his own collection.
This 2 CD set was approved by the cellist just before he died and compiled by his widow, Merete Blöndal Bengtsson.
CD 1
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Review (in Danish):

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Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69 21:40
[ 1 ] I. Allegro ma non tanto 9:10 Play
[ 2 ] II. Scherzo. Allegro molto 5:25 Play
[ 3 ] III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace 7:00 Play
 
7 Variations on a Theme from Mozart's Magic Flute
[ 4 ] »Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen« 9:01 Play
 
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99 22:14
[ 5 ] I. Allegro vivace 6:08 Play
[ 6 ] II. Adagio affettuoso 6:12 Play
[ 7 ] III. Allegro passionato 5:36 Play
[ 8 ] III. Allegro molto 4:13 Play
 
Cello Sonata in E minor, Op. 38 22:14
[ 9 ] I. Allegro non troppo 10:28 Play
[10] II. Allegretto quasi menuetto 4:35 Play
[11] III. Allegro 6:45 Play
 
CD 2
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for cello and strings in E minor 13:09
[ 1 ] I. Largo 3:09 Play
[ 2 ] II. Allegro 3:16 Play
[ 3 ] III. Lento con espressione 4:27 Play
[ 4 ] III. Vivo 2:11 Play
 
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Cello Sonata A major 7:49
[ 5 ] I. Adagio 3:45 Play
[ 6 ] II. Allegro 4:02 Play
[ 7 ] III. Rondo 3:26 Play
 
David Popper (1843-1913)
[ 8 ] Elfentanz, Arr: Cassado 2:20 Play
 
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Suite Italienne, Arr: Piatigorsky 18:13
[ 9 ] Introduzione 2:44 Play
[10] Serenata 3:44 Play
[11] Aria - Allegro alla breve - Largo 4:58 Play
[12] Tarantella 2:16 Play
[13] Minuetto e Finale 4:24 Play
 
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
[14] An den Frühling, Arr: Bengtsson/Koppel 2:56 Play
 
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
[15] Valse triste, Arr: Bengtsson 3:38 Play
 
Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)
[16] Romance, op. 44 No. 1 3:24 Play
 
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
[17] Le cygne 2:24 Play
 
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
[18] Elegie 3:54 Play
 
Herman D. Koppel (1908-1998)
Ternio, Op. 53B 12:44
[19] Allegramente 3:06 Play
[20] Tempo di passacaglia 4:10 Play
[21] Allegro giocoso 5:27 Play
 
Erling Blöndal Bengtsson - Cello
 
CD 1: [ 1 ]-[ 3], [ 5 ]-[ 8 ] Victor Schiøler, Piano
CD 1: [ 9 ]-[11] CD 2, [ 7 ]-[21] Herman D. Koppel, Piano
CD 1: [ 4 ] CD 2 [ 5 ]-[ 6 ] Georg Vásárhelyi, Piano
CD 2: [ 1 ]-[ 4 ] Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, Copenhagen
CD 2: [ 1 ]-[ 4 ] Henrik Sachsenskjold, Conductor