Rare Swedish Cello Repertoire (well, mostly Swedish...)

HANS HOLEWA (1905-1991): Quattro Cadenze for Cello and Orchestra (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Leif Segerstam. Jan. 10, 1971), KARL BIRGER BLOMDAHL (1916-1968): Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano (Thore Jansson [clarinet], Kjell Bækkelund [piano]. March 17, 1957), INGVAR LIDHOLM (b.1921): 4 pezzi for Cello and Piano (Anker Blyme [piano]. April 6, 1983), KURT ATTERBERG (1887-1974): Cello Sonata in B Minor, Op. 27 (Blyme [piano]. July 31, 1966), DAG WIRÉN (1905-1986): Sonatina for Cello and Piano, Op. 1/1, JULI GARRETA (1875-1925): Cello Sonata in F (José Ribera [piano]. Nov. 22, 1973), HENRY ECCLES (1670-1742): Cello Sonata in G Minor (Greta Eriksson [piano]. Feb. 2. 1980), ERNEST BLOCH (1880-1959): Suite No. 1 in A Minor for Solo Cello (Feb. 2, 1980).

Catalogue Number: 07U054

Label: Danacord

Reference: DACOCD 7878

Format: CD

Price: $16.98

Description: Counting the Eccles (it is unusual repertoire too!), 125 minutes of this set’s 135 are pretty much untrodden ground with Wirén’s Sonatina the only piece otherwise available (the Atterberg appeared of two different Marco Polo discs in versions for violin and for horn). Holewa (1968), Blomdahl and Lidholm (both 1955) are in the atonal or serial styles which so predominated in the three decades after the Second World War. The Garreta may be worth the price of the disc by itself: 34 minutes of cloudless lyricism and melody with nothing Spanish about it - the Catalonians share not only language characterisctics with French Provençal but also in this case the joie de vivre of a work like D’Indy’s Diptyque méditerranéen or Symphonie cévenole. 2 CDs for the price of 1. Erling Blöndal Bengtsson (cello).


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