Gustaf Bengtsson - Orchestral Works | Sterling CDS1008

Gustaf Bengtsson - Orchestral Works


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Label: Sterling

Cat No: CDS1008

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral



A very favourite of mine. Here is a composer who knew how to write romantic orchestral music still late into the 20th century!! The symphonic poem Vettern is perhaps the Swedish equivalent to Smetana's Moldau. To me it has everything a symphonic poem should have. True greatness. Maybe, or maybe not the 'Argentina' song from Evita by Lloyd-Webber comes to mind in the second theme in the Vettern. Lloyd-Webber was far preceded by Bengtsson. Sorry Andrew, this 'seat' is occupied! The Symphony may not be equally significant, but all lovers of Rachmaninov symphonies, please indulge! The last pieces evokes the pious environment of a monastery still existing in Vadstena. Well-crafted and memorable ideas in the small format.

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