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Erling Blöndal Bengtsson

Danish First Performances
Live Concert Recordings 1976-1991

Frederick Delius - Witold Lutosławski - Benjamin Britten
 
DACOCD 770 - Released 2015
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The Danish Master cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson gave numerous first performances of works for cello and orchestra in Denmark and his performances became benchmarks for the understanding and interpretation of these works ever since. Here are three of the composers he loved the most for the first time ever released on 2 CD for the price of 1.
 
Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
[ 1 ] Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1921) 25:02 Play Reviews:
 
MusicWeb International
 
 
ClassicalSource
 
 
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Meredith Davies, Conductor
Live Concert, Danish Radio Concert Hall, March 8, 1976
 
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68 34:41
[ 2 ] Allegro maestoso 11:42 Play
[ 3 ] Presto inquieto 3:52 Play
[ 4 ] Adagio – cadenza 8:45 Play
[ 5 ] Passacaglia: Andante allegro 10:22 Play
Copenhagen Philharmonic
Okko Kamu, Conductor
Live Concert, Tivoli Concert Hall, February 6, 1991
 
Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994)
[ 1 ] Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1969-70) 26:14 Play
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor
Live Concert, Danish Radio Concert Hall June 10, 1979
 
Benjamin Britten
Solo Cello Suite No. 2, Op. 80 (1967) 19:14
[ 2 ] Declamato: Largo 3:28 Play
[ 3 ] Fuga: Andante 3:44 Play
[ 4 ] Scherzo: Allegro molto 1:52 Play
[ 5 ] Andante lento 3:25 Play
[ 6 ] Ciaconna: Allegro 6:45 Play
Recorded at Odd Fellow Palæ, lille sal, March 29, 1987
 
Benjamin Britten
Solo Cello Suite No. 3, Op. 87 (1971) 19:50
[ 7 ] Introduzione: Lento 2:09 Play
[ 8 ] Marcia: Allegro 1:36 Play
[ 9 ] Canto: Con Moto 1:15 Play
[10] Barcarolla: Lento 1:04 Play
[11] Dialogo: Allegretto 1:39 Play
[12] Fuga: Andante espressivo 3:51 Play
[13] Recitativo: Fantastico 0:52 Play
[14] Moto perpetuo: Presto 4:10 Play
[15] Passacaglia: Lento solenne 3:14 Play
Recorded at the Danish Radio, April 19, 1977
 
Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello