The Albums

 of

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson

 

These CD´s represent world-class cello artistry.

 It is playing that satisfies in every respect.

    Bengtsson, once a pupil of Gregor Piatigorsky and la- ter his assistent at the Curtis Institute of Music, is at the height of his powers, and performs very much in the style and spirit of his famed Master. However, he is by no means an imita- tor. Irrespective of what he plays there is a sence of elegance, impeccable technique, silvery tonal timbre, a full range of ex- pressive subtleties, and imaginative phrasing - all conceived in the spirit of the composer.

     Bengtsson´s Dvorak and Schumann concertos are noble in concept, intensely romantic, eloquently stated, and pristine in clarity. The Haydn and Boccherini concertos are purely etched and models of classical musicality. Reger´s Suites, strongly wrought in the mood and tradition of Bach, display Bengtsson´s mastery in solo performance.

                                                         Henry Roth, The Strad

 

J.S. Bach

6 Suites for Solo Cello

 

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Cello Concertos

Haydn and Boccherini

Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Ilya Stupel, Conductor

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Solo Cello Works

Hindemith, Dallapiccola, Henze.

Khatchaturian, Kodály

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Solo Cello Works

Alfredo Piatti and Niels Viggo Bentzon

MP3 samples: Piatti - Moderato ma energico

Bentzon - Allegro molto moderato

 

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Cello Concertos

Schumann and Dvorak

Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Ilya Stupel, Conductor

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Cello Concertos

Lalo, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky

Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Ilya Stupel, Conductor

MP3 sample: Lalo - Introduction. Andante - Allegro vivace

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Complete Works for Cello and Piano

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Anker Blyme, Piano

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Bagatelles

for Cello and Guitar

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Ingolf Olsen, Guitar

 

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Cello Concerto

Jón Nordal

 Icelandic Symphony Orchestra

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Petri Sakari, Conductor

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Cello Concerto

Jan Maegaard

Aalborg Symphony Orchestra

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Tamás Vetö, Conductor

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Solo Cello Works

Max Reger and Eugéne Ysa˙e

 

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Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Nina Kavtaradze, Piano

MP3 samples: Rachmaninov - Allegro scherzando

Shostakovich - Allegretto

 

Kontrapunkt

Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Johannes Brahms

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Nina Kavtaradze, Piano

 

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Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Barber, Debussy, Prokofiev

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Nina Kavtaradze, Piano

 

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Solo Cello Works

¨The Nordic Cello¨

Sibelius, Nordheim, Rosenberg, Bentzon, Sveinsson

(View the review in THE STRAD, Feb. 2002:"Erling Blöndal Bengtsson - a giant of the cello")

MP3 samples: Sibelius, Theme and Variations

Rosenberg, Intermezzo                                                                                             

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Cello Concerto

Atli Heimir Sveinsson

The Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Gudmundur Óli Gunnarsson, Conductor

ITM

Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Chopin - Grieg

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Cello

Nina Kavtaradze, Piano

MP3 Samples:

Grieg Sonata, Allegro - Allegro molto e marcato 

Chopin Sonata, Largo

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A DR Tribute to Erling Blöndal Bengtsson

The Early Danish Recordings 1955 - 59

Samuel Barber Cello Concerto

Siegfried Salomon Cello Concerto

Niels Viggo Bentzon Cello Concerto No. 1

The Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra

conducted by Nikolai Malko and Thomas Jensen

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A Tribute to Erling Blöndal Bengtsson

The Live Icelandic Recordings 1973-79

Edward Elgar Cello Concerto

Franz Schubert, Sonata "Arpeggione" in A minor

Arcangelo Corelli, Adagio in E minor

Carl Maria von Weber, Rondo in D Major

Frederic Chopin, Largo from the Sonata for Cello and Piano G minor

Sergei Prokofiev, Waltz from "Music for Children" op 65 no 6

Camille Saint-Saëns, The Swan

Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov, the Bumblebee

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A Tribute to Erling Blöndal Bengtsson Vol. 2

The Live Icelandic Recordings 2002 - 03

William Walton Cello Concerto

Aram Khachaturian Cello Concerto in E minor

with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zuohuang Chen and Damian Iorio.

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Vol. 3

A Tribute to Erling Blöndal Bengtsson Vol. 3

The Live Icelandic Recordings 1970 - 80

Dmitri Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No. 1 op. 49

with the Icelandic Symphony orchestra conducted by Jean-Pierre Jacquillat.

Felix Mendelssohn Cello Sonata in D major op. 58

with Anker Blyme, Piano

André Jolivet Suite en concert pour violoncello

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A Gramophone Tribute to Erling Blöndal Bengtsson

Complete HMV Solo Recordings 1950-1961

Beethoven, Brahms, Vivaldi, Boccherini, Popper, Grieg,

Sibelius, Rubinstein, Saint-Saëns, Mailhaud, Koppel

2 CD

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RELEASED MAY 2017

A SR Tribute to Erling Blöndal Bengtsson

The Swedish Radio Recordings 1957-1980

Hans Holewa, Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Ingvar Lidholm,

Kurt Atterberg, Henry Eccles, Ernst Bloch, Dag Wirén, Juli Garreta

with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Leif Segerstam

Pianists: Anker Blyme, Kjell Bækkelund, José Ribera, Greta Eriksson

2 CD

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