Erling Blondal Bengtsson: Danish First Performances (1976-91) | Danacord DACOCD770

Erling Blondal Bengtsson: Danish First Performances (1976-91)

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Label: Danacord

Cat No: DACOCD770

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 29th January 2016

Contents

Artists

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson (cello)
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Copenhagen Philharmonic

Conductors

Meredith Davies
Herbert Blomstedt
Okko Kamu

Works

Britten, Benjamin

Cello Suite no.2, op.80
Cello Suite no.3, op.87
Symphony for cello and orchestra, op.68

Delius, Frederick

Cello Concerto

Lutoslawski, Witold

Cello Concerto

Artists

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson (cello)
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Copenhagen Philharmonic

Conductors

Meredith Davies
Herbert Blomstedt
Okko Kamu

About

This release pays further tribute to the distinguished Danish cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson who died on 6 June 2013 at the age of 81. This 2-CD set features the first performances in Denmark, and never issued before, of masterworks by Britten and Lutosławski along with the idyllic concerto by Delius, all of which offers testimony to Bengtsson’s mastery of the cello.

Contents:
CD1
Delius - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
- Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Meredith Davies (conductor)
- Live concert, Danish Radio Concert Hall, 8 March 1976
Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra
- Copenhagen Philharmonic, Okko Kamu (conductor)
- Live concert, Tivoli Concert Hall, 6 February 1991

CD2
Lutosławski : Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
- Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
- Live concert, Danish Radio Concert Hall, 10 June 1979
Britten: Solo Cello Suite no.2
- Recorded at Odd Fellow Palć, lille sal, 29 March 1987
Britten: Solo Cello Suite no.3
- Recorded at the Danish Radio, 19 April 1977

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