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SCANDINAVIAN, FINNISH & BALTIC CONCERTOS
From the 19th Century to the Present

A Discography Of CDs And LPs
Prepared by Michael Herman

Page 1

© 2012-14 Michael Herman

Discography Listing: Page 2

All national discographies


INTRODUCTION

The composers included in this discography were either born in or came to live in the Scandinavian nations of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as well as their cultural offshoot, Iceland, neighboring Finland and the Baltic Republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. All of these have had strong cultural ties over the centuries.

While only two works documented here, Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto and Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto, can be considered as belonging to the international orchestral standard repertoire, it can be readily seen from the contents of this work that this part of the world has been a very fertile ground for producing concertos over the last two centuries. The large numbers of composers and recordings listed below stand as a great tribute to the dedicated recording companies of these various countries who have given the rest of the world an ability to look into an important aspect of their national cultures.

"Recorded" is here defined as being available in a physical format that can be (or could have been) purchased or obtained from either a commercial or non-commercial source. Tape recordings, DVD's, music available exclusively as downloads from the internet and formats other than CD's or LP's are not included.

The entry for each composer consists of two sections. First there is a compact biographical paragraph that notes some essential information such as place of birth, higher musical education (including schools and prominent teachers), subsequent musical careers in addition to composing, and details of other concertos that have not been recorded. Compositional styles are not discussed in these paragraphs, and readers are referred to the bibliography where various reference books that cover this subject are listed. The second part of each composer entry consists of lists of his or her concertos that have been recorded and the various recordings of each work. A concerto is very broadly defined defined for the purposes of this discography to include any work that has the word "concerto," "concertino" or "concertante" in its title whether or not a soloist is involved. [However, the emphasis is on orchestral concertos; composer-designated "concertos" for solo instruments or for just a few instruments are not included. Also included is any work in which an instrumental soloist is continually involved whatever its title may be. For every concerto that has them, the opus number, key signature and title are noted and the year of composition (when known) is stated for all. The entries of the concertos that have had multiple recordings are listed alphabetically by soloist’s name. Each listing of a recording consists of the following components (again, if known): (1) Performers – soloist(s), conductor, orchestra, (2) Other works on the recording, (3) Label and catalogue number and year of issue, and (4) If the recording is a reissue, the original LP or CD release, and its year of issue. Please note that the performers listed are for the entry work and not necessarily for the work or works that complete the disc. Also, in most instances when an entry work is included in a large collection (especially if most of the other works are not related to the discography's subject), the list of couplings is not given but is replaced by the title of the collection.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
As noted on the title page, Stephen Ellis has edited this work. However, he was much more than an editor who corrected my errors both inadvertent and egregious, but he also enlightened with me his vast knowledge of composers of the modern era and recordings of their works. His contribution was indispensible and greatly appreciated. Thanks also once again to Len Mullinger for hosting my work on his superb MusicWeb International website and also to David Barker for straightening out the technical problems that I submitted along with the document.

NOTE
(1) All recordings listed are CDs unless specifically designated as LPs.

(2) Finally, as this discography is published online, it can always be a work in progress, as the author has the ability to amend the document when necessary with very little difficulty. A work of this type is bound to contain errors and omissions as so much material has been gathered from so many diverse sources. Therefore, I ask anyone who consults this discography and finds such errors or omissions to please let me know at mherman@mindspring.com. I would be very grateful indeed.


COMPOSER INDEX
(Click on the link to go to the entry for each composer)

AAGARD-NILSON, TORSTEIN (b. 1964, NORWAY)
ABRAHAMSEN, HANS (b. 1952, DENMARK)
AGOPOV, VLADIMIR (b. 1953, FINLAND)
ÁGÚSTSSON, HERBERT (b. 1926, ICELAND)
AHO, KALEVI (b. 1949, FINLAND)
ALBERTSEN, PER HJORT (b. 1919, NORWAY)
ALNÆS, EYVIND (1872-1932, NORWAY)
AMDAHL, MAGNE (b. 1942, NORWAY)
ANDERSEN, EYVIN (1914-1968, DENMARK)
ANDERSEN, KARL JOACHIM (1847-1909, DENMARK)
ANDERSSON, B. TOMMY (b. 1964, SWEDEN)
APOLLYON, NICOLAY (b. 1945, NORWAY)
ARNESTAD, FINN (1915-1994, NORWAY)
ATTERBERG, KURT (1887-1974, SWEDEN)
AULIN, TOR (1866-1914, SWEDEN)
AUSTER, LYDIA (1912-1993, ESTONIA)
BAADSVIK, ØYSTEIN (b. 1966, NORWAY)
BACEVIČIUS, VYTAUTAS (1905-1970, LITHUANIA)
BÄCK, SVEN-ERIK (1919-1994, SWEDEN)
BADEN, CONRAD (1908-1989, NORWAY)
BAGDONAS, VALENTINAS (1929-2009, LITHUANIA)
BAJORAS, FELIKSAS (b. 1934, LITHUANIA)
BALAKAUSKAS, OSVALDAS (b. 1937, LITHUANIA)
BALSYS, EDUARDAS (1919-1984, LITHUANIA)
BARKAUSKAS, VYTAUTAS (b. 1931, LITHUANIA)
BASHMAKOV, LEONID (b. 1927, FINLAND)
BENDIX, VICTOR (1851-1926, DENMARK)
BENGTSSON, GUSTAF (1886-1965, SWEDEN)
BENTZON, JØRGEN (1897-1951, DENMARK)
BENTZON, NIELS VIGGO (1919-2000, DENMARK)
BERG, GUNNAR (1909-1989, DENMARK)
BERG, NATANAEL (1879-1957, SWEDEN)
BERG, OLAV (b. 1949, NORWAY)
BERGE, SIGURD (1929-2002, NORWAY)
BERGMAN, ERIK (1911-2006, FINLAND)
BERWALD, FRANZ (1796-1868, SWEDEN)
BIBALO, ANTONIO (1922-2008, NORWAY)
BJØRKLAND, TERJE (b. 1945, NORWAY)
BLAK, KRISTIAN (b. 1947, DENMARK)
BLOMDAHL, KARL-BIRGER (1916-1968, SWEDEN)
BOLDEMANN, LACI (1921-1969, SWEDEN)
BORGSTRØM, HJALMAR (1864-1925, NORWAY)
BØRRESEN, HAKON (1876-1954, DENMARK)
BÖRTZ, DANIEL (b. 1943, SWEDEN)
BÖTTCHER, EBERHARD (b. 1934, NORWAY)
BRÆIN, EDVARD FLIFLET (1924-1976, NORWAY)
BRAŽINSKAS, ALGIMANTAS (b. 1937, LITHUANIA)
BRENDLER, EDVARD (1800-1831, SWEDEN)
BROSTRÖM, TOBIAS (b. 1978, SWEDEN)
BRUSTAD, BJARNE (1895-1978, NORWAY)
BUCHT, GUNNAR (b. 1927, SWEDEN)
BULL, EDVARD HAGERUP (1922-2012, NORWAY)
BULL, OLE (1810-1880, NORWAY)
BYSTRÖM, BRITTA (b. 1977, SWEDEN)
CHINI, ANDRÉ (b. 1945, SWEDEN)
CHRISTIANSEN, ASGER LUND (1927-1998, DENMARK)
CLEVE, HALFDAN (1879-1951, NORWAY)
CRUSELL, BERNHARD (1775-1838, SWEDEN)
DANIELSSON, CRISTER (1942-1989, SWEDEN)
DEÁK, CSABA (b. 1932, SWEDEN)
DVARIONAS, BALYS (1904-1972, LITHUANIA)
ECKERBERG, SIXTEN (1909-1991, SWEDEN)
EESPERE, RENÉ (b. 1953, ESTONIA)
EGGE, KLAUS (1906-1979, NORWAY)
EKLUND, HANS (1927-1999, SWEDEN)
EKSTRÖM, LARS (b. 1956, SWEDEN)
ELIASSON, ANDERS (1947-2013, SWEDEN)
ELLER, HEINO (1887-1970, ESTONIA)
ELLING, CATHARINUS (1858-1942, NORWAY)
EMBORG, JENS LAURSEN (1876-1957, DENMARK)
ENGLUND, EINAR (1916-1999, FINLAND)
ENNA, AUGUST (1859-1939, DENMARK)
EYSER, EBERHARD (b. 1932, SWEDEN)
FAGERLUND, SEBASTIAN (b. 1972, FINLAND)
FAHLSTRÖM, ÖRJAN (b. 1953, SWEDEN)
FERNSTRÖM, JOHN (1897-1961, SWEDEN)
FLEM, KJELL (b. 1943, NORWAY)
FORSSELL, JONAS (b. 1957, SWEDEN)
FRANDSEN, JOHN (b. 1956, DENMARK)
FREUDENTHAL, OTTO (b. 1934, SWEDEN)
FRØHLICH, JOHANNES (1806-1860, DENMARK)
FRUMERIE, GUNNAR DE (1908-1987, SWEDEN)
GADE, AXEL(1860-1921, DENMARK)
GADE, NIELS WILHELM (1817-1890, DENMARK)
GAMSTORP, GÖRAN (b. 1957, SWEDEN)
GARUTA, LUCIJA (1902-1978, LATVIA)
GOLDŠTEINS, EDMUNDS (1927-2008, LATVIA)
GORBULSKIS, BENIAMINAS (1925-1986, LITHUANIA)
GOTHE, MATS LARSSON (see LARSSON GOTHE, MATS)
GRAM, PEDER (1881-1956, DENMARK)
GRAUGAARD, LARS (b. 1957, DENMARK)
GRIEG, EDVARD (1843-1907, NORWAY)
GRINBLATS, ROMUALDS (1930-1995, LATVIA)
GRØNDAHL, LAUNY (1886-1960, DENMARK)
GROVEN, EIVIND (1901-1977, NORWAY)
GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, PELLE (b. 1932, DENMARK)
HAAPANEN, PERTTU (b. 1972, FINLAND)
HAGEN, LARS PETTER (b.1975, NORWAY)
HAGERUP BULL, EDVARD (see BULL, EDVARD HAGERUP)
HAKOLA, KIMMO (b. 1958, FINLAND)
HALLGRIÍMSSON, HAFLIDI (b. 1947, ICELAND)
HALVORSEN, JOHAN (1864-1935, NORWAY)
HAMBRAEUS, BENGT (1928-2000, SWEDEN)
HÄMEENNIEMI, EERO (b. 1951, FINLAND)
HAMERIK, ASGER (1843-1923, DENMARK)
HAMERIK, EBBE (1898-1951, DENMARK)
HAMMERTH, JOHAN (b. 1953, SWEDEN)
HANNIKAINEN, ILMARI (1892-1955, FINLAND)
HANNIKAINEN, VÄINÖ (1900-1960, FINLAND)
HARTMANN, EMIL (1836-1898, DENMARK)
HAUTA-AHO, TEPPO (b. 1941, FINLAND)
HEDSTRØM, ÅSE (b. 1950, NORWAY)
HEGDAL, MAGNE (b. 1944, NORWAY)
HEININEN, PAAVO (b. 1938, FINLAND)
HEINIÖ, MIKKO (b. 1948, FINLAND)
HELSTED, GUSTAV (1857-1924, DENMARK)
HENRIQUES, FINI (1867-1940, DENMARK)
HILLBORG, ANDERS (b. 1954, SWEDEN)
HOLEWA, HANS (1905-1991, SWEDEN)
HOLM, LUDVIG (1858-1928, DENMARK)
HOLM, PEDER (b. 1926, DENMARK)
HOLMBOE, VAGN (1909-1996, DENMARK)
HOLTER, IVER (1850-1941, NORWAY)
HOVLAND, EGIL (b. 1924, NORWAY)
HØYER (JENSEN), OLE (1927-2002, DENMARK)
HVOSLEF, KETIL (b. 1939, NORWAY)
HYLDGAARD, SØREN (b. 1962, DENMARK)
IVANOVS, JĀNIS (1906-1983, LATVIA)
JACOBSEN, JULIUS (1915-1990, DENMARK)
JANSON, ALFRED (b. 1937, NORWAY)
JENNEFELT, THOMAS (b. 1954, SWEDEN)
JERMAKS, ROMUALDS (b. 1931, LATVIA)
JERSILD, JØRGEN (1913-2004, DENMARK)
JOHANSEN, DAVID MONRAD (1888-1974, NORWAY)
JOKINEN, ERKKI (b. 1941, FINLAND)
JORDAN, SVERRE (1889-1972, NORWAY)
JØRGENSEN, AXEL (1881-1947, DENMARK)
JURGUTIS, VYTAUTAS (b. 1930, LITHUANIA)
JURISALU, HEINO (1930-1991, ESTONIA)
JUZELIUNAS, JULIUS (1916-2001, LITHUANIA)
KAIPAINEN, JOUNI (b. 1956, FINLAND)
KALSONS, ROMUALDS (b. 1938, LATVIA)
KANGRO, RAIMO (1949-2001, ESTONIA)
KAPP, ARTUR (1878-1952, ESTONIA)
KAPP, EUGEN (1908-1996, ESTONIA)
KARKOFF, INGVAR (b. 1958, SWEDEN)
KARKOFF, MAURICE (b. 1927, SWEDEN)
KARLSONS, JURIS (b. 1948, LATVIA)
ĶENIŅŠ, TĀLIVALDIS (1919-2008, LATVIA)
KEREM, MIHKEL (b. 1981, ESTONIA)
KIELLAND, OLAV (1916-1985, NORWAY)
KLAMI, UUNO (1909-1961, FINLAND)
KLEIBERG, STÅLE (b. 1958, NORWAY)
KOCH, ERLAND VON (1910-2009, SWEDEN)
KOHA, JAAN (1929-1993, ESTONIA)
KOKKONEN, JOONAS (1921-1996, FINLAND)
KOPPEL, ANDERS (b. 1947, DENMARK)
KOPPEL, HERMAN D. (1909-1996, DENMARK)
KOPPEL, THOMAS (1944-2006, DENMARK)
KORPIJAAKKO, PAAVO (b.1977, FINLAND)
KORTEKANGAS, OLLI (b. 1955, FINLAND)
KÕRVITS, TÕNU (b. 1969, ESTONIA)
KOSTIAINEN, PEKKA (b. 1944, FINLAND)
KRUSE, BJØRN (b. 1946, NORWAY)
KUHLAU, FRIEDRICH (1786-1832, DENMARK)
KUULBERG, MATI (1947-2001, ESTONIA)
KUUSISTO, ILKKA (b. 1933, FINLAND)
KUUSISTO, JAAKO (b. 1974, FINLAND)
KVANDAL, JOHAN (1919-1999, NORWAY)
KVERNDOKK, GISLE (b. 1967, NORWAY)
KYLLONEN , TIMO-JUHANI (b. 1955, FINLAND)
LAAKSO, ILARI (b. 1952, FINLAND)
LANGE-MÜLLER, PETER ERASMUS (1850-1926, DENMARK)
LANGGAARD, RUED (1893-1952, DENMARK)
LANGGAARD, SIEGFRIED (1852-1914, DENMARK)
LARSON, MARTIN (b. 1967, SWEDEN)
LARSSON, LARS-ERIK (1908-1986, SWEDEN)
LARSSON GOTHE, MATS (b. 1965, SWEDEN)
LAURUŠAS, VYTAUTAS (b. 1930, LITHUANIA)
LEIFS, JÓN (1899-1968, ICELAND)
LEMBA, ARTUR (1885-1963, ESTONIA)
LEPNURM, HUGO (1914-1999, ESTONIA)
LIDHOLM, INGVAR (b. 1921, SWEDEN)
LIE, SIGURD (1871-1904, NORWAY)
LILLEBJERKA, SIGMUND (b. 1931, NORWAY)
LILJEFORS, RUBEN (1871-1936, SWEDEN)
LINDBERG, CHRISTIAN (b. 1958, SWEDEN)
LINDBERG, MAGNUS (b. 1958, FINLAND)
LINDE, BO (1933-1970, SWEDEN)
LINJAMA, JYRKI (b. 1962, FINLAND)
LINKOLA, JUKKA (b. 1955, FINLAND)
LOHSE, MARTIN (b. 1971, DENMARK)
LORENTZEN, BENT (b. 1935, DENMARK)
LUNDQUIST, TORBJÖRN IWAN (1920-2000, SWEDEN)
MADSEN, TRYGVE (b. 1940, NORWAY)
MAEGAARD, JAN (b. 1926, DENMARK)
MÄGI, ESTER (b. 1922, ESTONIA)
MALCYS, ARVYDAS (b. 1926, LITHUANIA)
MALLING, OTTO (1848-1915, DENMARK)
MAROS, MIKLÓS (b. 1943, SWEDEN)
MÅRTENSSON, PER (b. 1967, SWEDEN)
MARTINSSON, ROLF (b. 1956, SWEDEN)
MARTTINEN, TAUNO (1912-2008, FINLAND)
MASKATS, ARTURS (b. 1957, LATVIA)
MÁSSON, ÁSKELL (b. 1953, ICELAND)
MATRE, ØRJAN (b. 1979, NORWAY)
MATVEJEFF, VILLE (b. 1986, FINLAND)
MEDIŅŠ, JĀNIS (1890-1966, LATVIA)
MEDIŅŠ, JĒKABS (1885-1971, LATVIA)
MELARTIN, ERKKI (1875-1937, FINLAND)
MELCHERS, HENRIK MELCHER (1882-1961, SWEDEN)
MELLNÄS, ARNE (1933-2002, SWEDEN)
MERIKANTO, AARE (1893-1958, FINLAND)
MERILÄINEN, USKO (1930-2004, FINLAND)
MIELCK, ERNST (1877-1899, FINLAND)
MORTENSEN, FINN (1922-1983, NORWAY)
MORTHENSON, JAN W. (b. 1940, SWEDEN)
MOSTAD, JON (b. 1942, NORWAY)
NESS, JON ØIVIND (b. 1968, NORWAY)
NIELSEN, CARL (1865-1931, DENMARK)
NIELSEN, LUDOLF (1876-1939, DENMARK)
NILSSON, ANDERS (b. 1954, SWEDEN)
NILSSON, TORSTEN (1920-1999, SWEDEN)
NORBY, ERIK (1937-2007, DENMARK)
NORDAL, JÓN (b. 1926, ICELAND)
NORDGREN, PEHR HENRIK (1944-2008, FINLAND)
NORDHEIM, ARNE (1931-2010, NORWAY)
NØRGÅRD, PER (b. 1936, DENMARK)
NORHOLM, IB (b. 1931, DENMARK)
NORMAN, LUDVIG (1831-1885, SWEDEN)
NYSTEDT, KNUT (b. 1915, NORWAY)
NYSTROEM, GÖSTA (1890-1966, SWEDEN)
OLSEN, OLE (1850-1927, NORWAY)
OLSEN, POUL ROVSING (see ROVSING OLSEN, POUL)
OLSEN, (CARL GUSTAV) SPARRE (1903-1984, NORWAY)
ØRBECK, ANNE MARIE (1911-1996, NORWAY)
PADE, STEEN (b. 1956, DENMARK)
PAKETŪRAS, VACLOVAS (b. 1928, LITHUANIA)
PALMGREN, SELIM (1878-1951, FINLAND)
PÁLSSON, PÁLL P. (b. 1928, ICELAND)
PANULA, JORMA (b. 1930, FINLAND)
PARSADANYAN, BORIS (1925-1997, ESTONIA)
PÄRT, ARVO (b. 1935, ESTONIA)
PAULSON, GUSTAF (1898-1966, SWEDEN)
PELECIS, GEORGS (b. 1947, LATVIA)
PERGAMENT, MOSES (1893-1977, SWEDEN)
PETERSON-BERGER, WILHEM (1867-1942, SWEDEN)
PETTERSSON, ALLAN (1911-1980, SWEDEN)
PLAGGE, WOLFGANG (b. 1950, NORWAY)
PLAKIDIS, PĒTERIS (b. 1947, LATVIA)
PULKKIS, ULJAS (b. 1975, FINLAND)
RÄÄTS, JAAN (b. 1932, ESTONIA)
RABE, FOLKE (b. 1935, SWEDEN)
RAMANS, ĢEDERTS (1927-1999, LATVIA)
RANGSTRÖM, TURE (1884-1947, SWEDEN)
RANTALA, IIRO (b. 1970, FINLAND)
RASMUSSEN, KARL AAGE (b. 1947, DENMARK)
RASMUSSEN, SUNLEIF (b. 1961, DENMARK)
RAUTAVAARA, EINOJUHANI (b. 1928, FINLAND)
RAUTIO, MATTI (1922-1986, FINLAND)
RECHBERGER, HERMAN (b. 1947, FINLAND)
REKAŠIUS, ANTANAS (1928-2003, LITHUANIA)
RIISAGER, KNUDAGE (1897-1974, DENMARK)
ROSENBERG, HILDING (1892-1985, SWEDEN)
ROSENVALD, HELMUT (b. 1928, ESTONIA)
ROVSING OLSEN, POUL (1922-1982, DENMARK)
RUDERS, POUL (b. 1949, DENMARK)
RYPDAL, TERJE (b. 1947, NORWAY)
SAARIAHO, KAIJA (b. 1952, FINLAND)
SÆVERUD, HARALD (1897-1992, NORWAY)
SÆVERUD, KETIL (see HVOSLEF, KETIL)
SAGVIK, STELLAN (b. 1952, SWEDEN)
SALLINEN, AULIS (b. 1935, FINLAND)
SALOMON, SIEGFRIED (1885-1962, DENMARK)
SALONEN, ESA-PEKKA (b. 1958, FINLAND)
SANDSTRÖM, JAN (b. 1954, SWEDEN)
SANDSTRÖM, SVEN-DAVID (b. 1942, SWEDEN)
SCHMIDT, OLE (1928-2010, DENMARK)
SCHYTTE, LUDWIG (1848-1909, DENMARK)
SEGERSTAM, LEIF (b. 1944, FINLAND)
SEHESTED, HILDA (1858-1936, DENMARK)
ŠENDEROVAS, ANATOLIJUS (b. 1945, LITHUANIA)
SIBELIUS, JEAN (1865-1957, FINLAND)
SIGURBJÖRNSSON, THORKELL (b. 1938, ICELAND)
SILLÉN, JOSEF OTTO AF (1859-1951, SWEDEN)
SIMONSEN, RUDOLPH (1899-1947, DENMARK)
SINDING, CHRISTIAN (1856-1941, NORWAY)
SINK, KULDAR (1942-1995, ESTONIA)
SKÖLD, YNGVE (1899-1992, SWEDEN)
SLETTHOLM, YNGVE (b. 1955, NORWAY)
SÖDERBERG, HANS (b. 1937, SWEDEN)
SÖDERLIND, RAGNAR (b. 1945, NORWAY)
SÖDERLUNDH, LILLE BROR (1912-1957, SWEDEN)
SOLYOM, STEFAN (b. 1979, SWEDEN)
SOMMERFELDT, ØISTEIN (1919-1994, NORWAY)
SØRENSEN, BENT (b. 1958, DENMARK)
SÖRENSON, TORSTEN (1908-1992, SWEDEN)
SPEIGHT, JOHN (b.1945, ICELAND)
STENHAMMAR, WILHEM (1871-1927, SWEDEN)
STRAUME, EGILS (b. 1950, LATVIA)
SUMERA, LEPO (1950-2000, ESTONIA)
SVEINSSON, ALTI HEIMIR (b. 1938, ICELAND)
SVENDSEN, JOHAN (1840-1911, NORWAY)
SYBERG, FRANZ (1904-1955, DENMARK)
SYVINKI, ESKO I (b. 1943, FINLAND)
TAMBERG, EINO (1930-2010, ESTONIA)
TARP, SVEND ERIK (1908-1994, DENMARK)
TELLEFSEN, THOMAS (1823-1874, NORWAY)
THOMMESSEN, OLAV ANTON (b. 1946, NORWAY)
THÓRARINSSON, LEIFUR (1934-1998, ICELAND)
THORESEN, LASSE (b. 1949, NORWAY)
THYBO, LEIF (1922-2001, DENMARK)
TIENSUU, JUKKA (b. 1948, FINLAND)
TOBIAS, RUDOLF (1875-1918, ESTONIA)
TÓMASSON, HAUKUR (b. 1960, ICELAND)
TUBIN, EDUARD (1905-1982, ESTONIA)
TUUKKANEN, KALERVO (1909-1979, FINLAND)
TÜÜR, ERKKI-SVEN (b. 1959, ESTONIA)
TVEITT, GEIRR (1908-1981, NORWAY)
VAAGE, KNUT (b. 1961, NORWAY)
VÄHI, PEETER (b. 1955, ESTONIA)
VAINIKKA, SAKARI (b. 1945, FINLAND)
VAINIUNAS, STASYS (1909-1982, LITHUANIA)
VALEN, FARTEIN (1887-1952, NORWAY)
VASKS, PETERIS (b. 1946, LATVIA)
VEA, KETIL (b. 1932, NORWAY)
WALLIN, ROLF (b. 1957, NORWAY)
WELLEJUS, HENNING (1919-2002, DENMARK)
WESSMAN, HARRI (b. 1949, FINLAND)
WESTERGAARD, SVEND (1922-1988, DENMARK)
WIESLANDER, INGVAR (1917-1963, SWEDEN)
WIKLUND, ADOLF (1879-1950, SWEDEN)
WINDING, AUGUST (1835-1899, DENMARK)
WIRÉN, DAG (1905-1986, SWEDEN)
ZARINŠ, MARGERIS (1910-1993, LATVIA)


TORSTEIN AAGARD-NILSON
(b.1964, NORWAY)

Born in Oslo. He studied at the Bergen Conservatory and then taught contemporary classical music at this school. He has also worked as a conductor and director of music festivals. He has written works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, choir, wind and brass band. His catalogue also includes the following: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1995-6), Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra "Hommage" (1996), Trombone Concerto No. 1 (1998), Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra "Pierrot´s Lament" (2000) and The Fourth Angel for Trumpet and Sinfonietta (1992-2000).

Trombone Concerto No. 2 "Fanfares and Fairytales" (2003-5)

Per Kristian Svensen (trombone)/Terje Boye Hansen/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Hovland: Trombone Concerto, Amdahl: Elegy for Trombone, Piano and Orchestra and Plagge: Trombone Concerto)
TWO-I 35 (2007)


Tuba Concerto "The Cry of Fenrir" (1997, rev. 2003)

Eirk Gjerdevik (tuba)/Bjorn Breistein/Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Koch: Tuba Concerto and Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto)
LAWO CLASSICS LWC 1039 (2012)


HANS ABRAHAMSEN
(b. 1952, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He played the French horn at school and had his first lessons in composition with Niels Viggo Bentzon. Then he went on to study music theory at The Royal Danish Academy of Music where his composition teachers included Per Nørgård and Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen. Later on, he had further composition studies with György Ligeti. In 1995, he was appointed assistant professor in composition and orchestration at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His catalogue also includes a Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra (2011).

Piano Concerto (1999-2000)

Anne Marie Fjord Abildskov (piano)/Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Stratifications and Nacht und Trompeten)
DACAPO 8.226010 (2005)


VLADIMIR AGOPOV
(b. 1953, FINLAND)

Born in Luhansk, USSR to an Armenian family. At the Moscow Conservatory, he studied composition with Aram Khachaturian and instrumentation with Edison Denisov. He then went on for further studies at the Sibelius Academy with Paavo Heininen, and has been a lecturer at this school since 1988. He has composed orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works.

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1984-7)

Arto Noras (cello)/Jukka-Oekka Saraste/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dutilleux: Cello Concerto)
FINLANDIA 544012 (1992)



HERBERT ÁGÚSTSSON
(b. 1926, ICELAND)

Born in Austria. After studying in Graz with Franz Micha and Arthur Michl, he became principal hornist of the Graz Philharmonic. He moved to Iceland in 1952 where he became principal hornist in the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. His best known works include the Concerto Breve (1970) and Athvarf (1974). For his own instrument, he composed the Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (1963).

Formgerd (Structure) II for Violin and Orchestra (1979)

Gudny Gudmundsdottir (violin)/Richard Bernas/iceland Symhony Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto, and Elgar: Violin Concerto, and Palsson: Violin Concerto)
ICELAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ISO 1 (2 CDs) (c. 2003)


KALEVI AHO
(b. 1949, FINLAND)

Born in Forssa. He studied composition at the Sibelius Academy under Einojuhani Rautavaara, and continued his studies in Berlin with Boris Blacher. He has taught at the University of Helsinki and became professor at the Sibelius Academy. His vast output comprises operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works, including 15 numbered Symphonies and 3 Chamber Symphonies thus far. His unrecorded concertante works are as follows: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1988-9), Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra (2003), Double-Bass Concerto (2005), Oboe Concerto (2007), Bassoon Concerto (2004), Horn Concerto (2011), Trumpet Concerto (2011), Trombone Concerto (2010), Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra "The Bells" (2008), Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra "Sieidi" (2010) and Concerto for Theremin and Chamber Orchestra "Eight Seasons" (2011).

Piano Concerto No. 2 with String Orchestra (2001-2)

Antti Siirala (piano)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 13)
BIS CD-1316 (2010)


Violin Concerto (1981-2)

Manfred Gräsbeck (violin)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Hiljaisuus)
BIS CD-396 (1994)


Viola Concerto (2006)

Anna Kreetta Gribajcevic (viola)/John Storgårds/Lapland Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 14 and The Book of Questions "Kysymysten Kirja" )
BIS CD-1686 (2009)

Cello Concerto (1983-4)

Gary Hoffman (cello)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
BIS CD-706 (1995)

Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra (2005)

Eero Munter (double bass)/Dima Slobodeniouk/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 15 and Minea)
BIS SACD-1688 (2013)


Flute Concerto (2002)

Sharon Bezaly (flute)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Tómasson: Flute Concerto No. 2 and C. Lindberg: Flute Concerto "The World of Montuagretta")
BIS CD-1499 (2005)

Oboe Concerto (2007)

Piet van Bockstal (oboe)/Martyn Brabbins/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Sonata and Solo IX for Oboe)
BIS SACD-1876 (2013)


Clarinet Concerto (2005)

Martin Fröst (clarinet)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto)
BIS CD-1463 (2007)

Contrabassoon Concerto (2006)

Lewis Lipnick (contrabassoon)/Andrew Litton/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tuba Concerto)
BIS CD-1574 (2007)

Tuba Concerto (2001)

Oystein Baadsvik (tuba)/Mats Rondin/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Contrabassoon Concerto)
BIS CD-1574 (2007)


Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra (2011)


Annu Salminen (horn)/John Storgårds/Lapland Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Theramin and Chamber Orchestra)
BIS SACD-2036 (2014)


Concerto for Theramin and Chamber Orchestra "Eight Seasons" (2011)

Carolina Eyck (theramin)/John Storgårds/Lapland Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra)
BIS SACD-2036 (2014)


Symphony No. 3 for Violin and Orchestra "Sinfonia Concertante No. 1" (1971-3)

Osmo Vänskä/Jaakko Kuusisto (violin)/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Mussorgsky/Aho: Songs and Dances of Death)
BIS CD-1186 (2003)


Symphony No. 8 for Organ and Orchestra (1993)

Osmo Vänskä/Hans-Ola Ericsson (organ)/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Pergamon)
BIS CD-646 (1994)

Symphony No. 9 for Trombone and Orchestra "Sinfonia Concertante No. 2" (1992-4)

Osmo Vänskä/Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
BIS CD-706 (1995)


Chamber Symphony No. 3 for Alto Saxophone and 20 Strings (1995-6)

John-Edward Kelly (alto saxophone)/Jean-Jacques Kantorow/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
BIS SACD-1126 (2012)

Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo (saxophone)/Miia-Liina Tommila/Aito Chamber Orchestra
[+ Fagerlund: Saxophone Concerto, Nordgren: Phantasme and Perttu Haapanen: Saxophone Concerto)
JASE CD 0042 (2005)


PER HJORT ALBERTSEN
(b. 1919, NORWAY)

Born in Trondheim. He studied both architecture and music and has worked as an organist and choral conductor. In addition, he lectured at the Music Research Institute, University of Trondheim, and became principal of the Trondheim Music Conservatory. His music covers various genres with specialties in organ and choral works. His output includes a Concerto for Piano and School Orchestra, Op. 33 (1969), a Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 7 (1948).

Concerto Piccolo for Violin and Strings, Op. 23 (1961)

Elena Denisova (violin)/Alexei Korienko/Collegium Musicum Carinthia
( + Bottcher: Concerto Ripieno, Divertimento Concertante, Kleiberg: Dopo and Bjørklund: Cantio)
HEMERA HCD 2926 (1998)


EYVIND ALNÆS
(1872-1932, NORWAY)

Born in Fredrikstad. He studied composition in Oslo with Iver Holter, in Leipzig with Carl Reinecke, and in Berlin with Julius Ruthardt. He was an organist in Drammen and later at several churches in Oslo where he also conducted choirs. As a founding member of the Norwegian Society of Composers.and composed orchestral works, including 2 Symphonies, as well as pieces for piano, chorale preludes for organ, choral works and many art songs.

Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 27 (1914)

Piers Lane (piano)/Andrew Litton/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinding: Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA 67555 (2007)

MAGNE AMDAHL
(b. 1942, NORWAY)

Born in Snarøya, a suburb of Oslo. He studied with Reimar Riefling in Oslo, and with Babben Lavik and Ivar Johnsen at the Oslo Conservatory of Music. He formed his own jazz band, served as the pianist in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra, and conductor of the Oslo Nye Theatre. He has composed orchestral, instrumental and vocal works, including a Piano Concerto (1982-5).

Trumpet Concertino (1979)

Christian Beck (trumpet)/Sigurd Jansen/Nopa Symphony Orchestra
( + M. Sønstevold: The Selma Broeter Ballad, G. Sønstevold. Kork, Minsaas: Valse con Amore e Spirito, C. Hartmann: Nightfall, Kruse: Exit, Wølner: March, Nord: Annie's Dream, Clouman: Lullaby for Twins, and Madsen: Summerchild)
PHILIPS 6664 011 (LP) (1982)


Elegy for Trombone and Orchestra (1979)

Per Kristian Svensen (trombone)/Terje Boye Hansen/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Hovland: Trombone Concerto, Aagard-Nilson: Trombone Concerto No. 2 and Plagge: Trombone Concerto)
TWO-I 35 (2007)

EYVIN ANDERSEN
(1914-1968, DENMARK)

Born in Brush, Colorado, USA. He studied at Copenhagen's Royal Danish Academy of Music. He was a violinist and organist as well as a composer of orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His catalogue also includes an Organ Concerto (1956), Introduzione Grave for Violin and String Orchestra (1945) and Air Concertante for Harp and Orchestra.

Violin Concerto (1964)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Alf Sjøen/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Emborg: Violin Concerto, Thybo: Violin Concerto, N.V. Bentzon: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Holmboe: Chamber Concerto No. 9)
DANACORD DACOCD 469-70 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)


KARL JOACHIM ANDERSEN
(1847-1909, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen, son of the flutist Christian Joachim Andersen. He was taught by his father and at the age of 13, he was first flutist in a musical orchestra in Copenhagen conducted by Niels Gade. Later, he was briefly a flutist with the Royal Danish Orchestra before moving on to a carreer in Berlin. He also worked as a conductor after he returned to Copenhagen where he founded, taught at and was director of a music school. Most of his compositions were for the flute.

Allegro Militaire for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 48

András Adorján (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Ballade et Danse des Sylphes, Hungarian Fantasy, Morceau de Concert No. 2, Polka du Diable and Variations Drolatiques)
DANACORD DACOCD 604 (2005)

Ballade et Danse des Sylphes for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 5

Thomas Jensen (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Allegro Militaire, Hungarian Fantasy, Morceau de Concert No. 2, Polka du Diable and Variations Drolatiques)
DANACORD DACOCD 604 (2005)

Concertstück for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 3

Thomas Jensen (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Introduction and Caprice, Fantaisie Caractéristique, Fantasy and Tarantella)
DANACORD DACOCD 658 (2008)

Introduction and Caprice on Hungarian Airs for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 58

Thomas Jensen (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Concertstück, Fantaisie Caractéristique, Fantasy and Tarantella)
DANACORD DACOCD 658 (2008)

Fantaisie Caractéristique for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 16

Thomas Jensen (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Introduction and Caprice, Concertstück, Fantasy and Tarantella)
DANACORD DACOCD 658 (2008)


Fantaisy on the Dutch Folk Hymn "When the Netherlands Bled" for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 35

Thomas Jensen (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Introduction and Caprice, Fantaisie Caractéristique, Concertstück and Tarantella)
DANACORD DACOCD 658 (2008)

Hungarian Fantasy for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 2

Thomas Jensen (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Ballade et Danse des Sylphes, Allegro Militaire, Morceau de Concert No. 2, Polka du Diable and Variations Drolatiques)
DANACORD DACOCD 604 (2005)

Morceau de Concert No. 2 for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 61

Thomas Jensen (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Ballade et Danse des Sylphes, Hungarian Fantasy, Allegro Militaire, Polka du Diable and Variations Drolatiques)
DANACORD DACOCD 604 (2005)


Polka du Diable
for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 49

Thomas Jensen (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Ballade et Danse des Sylphes, Hungarian Fantasy, Morceau de Concert No. 2, Allegro Militaire and Variations Drolatiques)
DANACORD DACOCD 604 (2005)

Tarantella for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 10

Thomas Jensen (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Introduction and Caprice, Fantaisie Caractéristique, Fantasy and Concertstück)
DANACORD DACOCD 658 (2008)


Variations Drolatiques for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 26

Thomas Jensen (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Ballade et Danse des Sylphes, Hungarian Fantasy, Morceau de Concert No. 2, Polka du Diable and Allegro Militaire)
DANACORD DACOCD 604 (2005)



B. TOMMY ANDERSSON
(b. 1964, SWEDEN)

Born in Borås, Västra Götaland County. He studied to be a music teacher at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm and soon became interested in conducting after leading performances of his own pieces. He took private lessons in composition with Sven-David Sandström and Hens Eklund, as well as conducting lessons with Kjell Ingebretsen and Jorma Panula. As a well-known conductor and composer/arranger, he has been an influential figure in Nordic musical life. He has a large and varied catalog of works for orchestra and smaller ensembles, as well as vocal and choral music. His other concertante works is a Concerto for Piano, Winds and Percussion(1984).

Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (1993; originally a Horn Sonata, 1985)

Soren Hermansson (horn)/B. Tommy Andersson/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Reflections, Pieces for Pontus, Satyricon and choral pieces)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 178 (2009)


Percussion Concerto "Apollo" (1995)

Markus Leoson (percussion)/B. Tommy Andersson/ Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
( + Milhaud: Concerto for Marimba and Vibraphone, Xenakis: Rebonds, Tanaka: Movements, Donatoni: Omar and Fukushi: Ground)
CAPRICE CAP 21466 (1996)

Reflections for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra (2003)

Anders Paulsson (soprano saxophone)/B. Tommy Andersson/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto, Pieces for Pontus, Satyricon and choral pieces)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 178 (2009)



NICOLAY APOLLYON
(b. 1945, NORWAY)


Born in Skien, Telemark County. His original name was Kjell Johnsen. He was educated at the Music Conservatory in Oslo and had further studies in Germany under Karl Richter and in France with Jean Langlais and Olivier Messiaen. He is a full-time composer and organ recitalist. His catalogue includes orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental and electronic works.

Transmutations for Amplified Solo Alto Flute, Orchestra, and Live Electronics (1994)

Sissel Dorum (flute)/Kjell/Seim/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Quartet, Ram of Tides, and Sora-Iki)
AURORA ACD 4979 (1995)



FINN ARNESTAD
(1915-1994, NORWAY)


Born in Christiania (now Oslo). He studied violin and theory at the Conservatory of Music in Oslo and had further studies in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition to the usual composition studies, in Paris he also studied African and oriental music. He studied composition briefly with Bjarne Brustad, but he considered himself as a self-taught composer. He worked for many years as a music critic. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded concertante works include a "Conversation," A Concert Intermezzo for Piano and Orchestra (1950) and Mouvement Concertant for Double Bass and Orchestra (1978).

Piano Concerto (1976)

Geir Henning Braaten (piano)/Arvid Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Arabesk and Inri)
AURORA ACD 4980 (1996)
,

Violin Concerto (1960)

Øle Bohn (violin)/Kjell Ingebretsen/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Inni)
PHILIPS (Norway) 6578 107 (LP) (1980)

Stig Nilsson (violin)/Michel Swierczewski/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Arabesk and Inri)
AURORA ACD 4980 (1996)

Vaesletjennet for Tussefløyte (Norwegian folk recorder) and Orchestra (1938)

Egil Storbekken (tussefløyte)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Symphony Orchestra
( + S. Berge: Alpehornlat, Hvoslef: KIM, Kolb erg: Pasticcio, Nordhein: OHM, and Thoresen: With an Open Hand or a Clenched Fist)
NORWEGIAN COMPOSERS NC 4009 (LP) (1985)



KURT ATTERBERG
(1887-1974, SWEDEN)

Born in Gothenburg. He studied composition and orchestration under Andreas Hallén at the Stockholm Conservatory but was basically self-taught in composition. He was also trained as an engineer and worked for many years at the National Patent Office. His musical career also included conducting and criticism and he was one of the founding members of the Society of Swedish Composers. He composed prolifically in various genres, including opera, but specialized in works for orchestra. His Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and String Orchestra, Op. 57 (1959–1960) remains unrecorded.

Piano Concerto in B-flat minor, Op. 37 (1935)

Love Derwinger (piano)/Ari Rasilainen/Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Rhapsody and Ballade and Passacaglia)
CPO 999732 (2001)

Dan Franklin Smith (piano)/B. Tommy Andersson/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
STERLING CDS-1034-2 (1999)


Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 7 (1913)

Christian Berqvist (violin)/B. Tommy Andersson/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
STERLING CDS-1034-2 (1999)

Ulf Wallin (violin)/Roger Epple/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
thenburg
CPO 777106-2 (2006)


Cello Concerto in C minor, Op. 21 (1922)

Truls Mork (cello)/Kristjan Järvi/Norrlands Opera Symphony Orchestra
( + Brahms/Atterberg: Sextet for Strings No. 2)
BIS CD-1504 (2007)

Werner Thomas-Mifune (cello)/Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sonata for Cello and Piano)
KOCH SCHWANN 3-1585-2 (1997)


Horn Concerto in A minor, Op. 28 (1926)

Martin Hackleman (horn)/Mario Bernardi,/CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + Tomasi: Horn Concerto, Weissman: Horn Concertino, A. Butterworth: Romanza and Stride: Fanfare and Scherzo)
CBC RECORDS SMCD 5186 (1998)

Sören Hermanson (horn)/Edvard Chivzel/Umea Sinfonietta
( + Larsson: Horn Concertino, Reger: Scherzino and Seiber: Notturno)
BIS CD-376 (1987)

Albert Linder (horn)/Gérard Oskamp/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CAPRICE CAP 21364 (1988)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1144) (1982)

Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 1 (1909)

Love Derwinger (piano)/Ari Rasilainen/Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Ballade and Passacaglia)
CPO 99973-2 (2001)

Suite No. 3 for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra, Op. 19, No. 1 (1917)

Joseph Golan (violin)/Charles Pikler (viola)/Dennis Russell Davies/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "From the Archives -Soloists of the Orchestra II")
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CD01-2(2 CDs) (2001)

Sara Trobäck Hesselink (violin)/Per Högberg (viola)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6 and Värmland Rhapsody)
CHANDOS CHSA 5116 (2013)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/Dala Sinfoniettan (arr. for two violins and strings)
( + Sparre Olsen: 6 Old Village Songs, Stenhammar: Two Sentimental Romances, O. Bull: Memories of Havana, A Mountain Vision , Halvorsen: Norwegian Dance No.3, Sibelius: 6 Humoresques and Sinding: Abendstimmung)
NAXOS 8.572827 (2012)

Alberto Lysy (violin)/Paul Coletti (viola)/Camerata Lysy Gstaad
( + Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Puccini: Crisantemi and Bloch: From Jewish Life - Prayer)
CLAVES CD 50-8507 (1988)

Mircea Saulesco (violin)/Gideon Roehr (viola)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + Symphony No. 2)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SCD 1006 (1987)
(original LP release: SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT 33167) (1967)

Nils Erik Sparf (violin)/Jouko Mansnerus (viola)/Jan-Olav Wedin/Stockholm Sinfonietta
( + Larsson: Pastorale Suite, A Winter's Tale - Suite, Rosenberg: Small Piece for Cello and Strings, Roman: Concerto in D, Alfvén: The Mountain King - Dance of the Cow-Girl and Blomdahl: Theatre Music No. 1 "Vaknatten" - Adagio)
BIS CD-165 (1988)
(original LP release: BIS LP-196) (1980)

Jan Stigmer (violin)/Marjolein Dispa (viola)/Camerata Roman
( + Tobias: Nightpiece, Penderecki: 3 Pieces in Antique Style and Rosenberg: Suite for Strings)
INTIM MUSIK 27 (2006)

Sara Trobäck (violin)/Johanna Persson (viola)/Petter Sundkvist/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Larsson: Lyric Fantasy, Little Serenade, Adagio, Frumerie: Pastoral Suite, Blomdahl: Adagio and Variations and Rangström: Divertimento)
NAXOS 8.553715 (1995)

Endre Wolf (violin)/Tage Broström (viola)/Tor Mann/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1940)
(included in collection: "Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Recordings 1930-1978")
BIS LP 301-303 (5 LPs) (1985)

Adagio Amoroso for Flute or Violin and String Orchestra (1967)

Göran Marcusson (flute)/Thord Svedlund/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Frumerie: Pastoral Suite, Nystroem: Partita, Alfvén: Bergakungen - Vallflickans Dans and arrangements for flute and orchestra of works by: Peterson-Berger)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 016 (2006)

Ulf Wallin (violin and conductor)/Camerata Nordica
( + Sinfonia per Archi, Suite No. 7, Intermezzo and Prelude and Fugue)
CPO 777156-2 (2005)



TOR AULIN
(1866-1914, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He studied music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and then at the Berlin Conservatory with Émile Sauret and Philipp Scharwenka. A superb violinist, he became the concertmaster of the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. He also conducted the major symphony orchestras of Stockholm and Gothenburg and formed the Aulin Quartet, the first full-time professional quartet in Sweden. He composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental works.

Violin Concerto (No. 1) (Concert Piece for Violin and Orchestra) in G minor, Op. 7 (1891)

Tobias Ringborg (violin)/Niklas Willén/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, Gotland Dances and Swedish Dances)
STERLING CDS-1050-2 (2003)

Violin Concerto No. 2 in A minor, Op. 11 (1893)

Tobias Ringborg (violin)/Niklas Willén/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1, Gotland Dances and Swedish Dances)
STERLING CDS-1050-2 (2003)

Violin Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 14 (1896)

Charles Barkel (violin)/Tor Mann/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Glazunov: Violin Concerto and Grieg :Violin and Piano Sonata No. 3 -first movement)
BLUEBELL ABCD 3003 (1993)

Christian Bergqvist (violin)/Okko Kamu/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Stenhammar: Piano Concerto No. 2)
MUSICA SVECIAE MSCD 622 (1992)

Tobias Ringborg (violin)/Niklas Willén/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Berwald: Violin Concerto and Stenhammar: Two Sentimental Romances)
NAXOS 8.554287 (2000)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 4 Acquarelles and Gotland Dances)
EMI (Sweden) E061-35157 (LP) (1975)



LYDIA AUSTER
(1912- 1993, ESTONIA)

Born in 1912 Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan. She first studied composition at the Leningrad Conservatory with Mikhail Yudin and then graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where Vissarion Shebalin was her composition teacher. After working in Central Asia, she became the music director of the Estonian SSR State Committee of Television and Radio. She composed an opera, ballets and other stage works as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal pieces. Her catalogue includes a Lyrical Violin Concertino, Op. 25 "Summer in Käsmu" (1966) and Ball Game, Op. 42 for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1986).

Piano Concerto in G major, Op. 18 (1952)

Heljo Sepp (piano)/Neeme Järvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Parsadanyan: Symphony No. 3)
MELODIYA D020577-8 (LP) (1967)

Arbo Valdma (piano)/Neeme Järvi/Estonian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Romeo, Juliet and Darkness - Ballet Suite and Tilna - Ballet Excerpt)
MELODIYA S10 08797-8 (LP) (1978)


ØYSTEIN BAADSVIK
(b. 1966, NORWAY)

Concerto for Tuba and Chamber Orchestra (2012)

Øystein Baadsvik (tuba)/Christian Lindberg/Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ness: Bogey Thresher and C. Lindberg: Panda in Love)
BIS SACD-2005 (2014)


VYTAUTAS BACEVIČIUS
(1905-1970, LITHUANIA)

Born in Lódz, Poland. After initial music lessons from his father, he studied composition at the Lódz Conservatory under Kazimierz Sikorski and Kazimierz Wilkomirski, and piano under Helena Kijenska, Antoni Dobkiewicz and Józef Turczynski. After additional music study at the Russian Conservatoire in Paris, he returned to Lithuania and taught at the Kaunas Music School and later at that city's Conservatoiy. He left his homeland permanently in 1939 and eventually settled in America where he taught, lectured and wrote musical articles. His sister was the noted Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969). He composed in various genres including opera, ballet, orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental and vocal music. His unrecorded works include Piano Concertos Nos. 2, Op. 17 (1933), 3, Op. 44 (1949) and 5, Op. 74 (1966) and Violin Concerto, Op. 51 (1951).

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 12 "Sur les Thèmes Lituaniens" (1929)

Aidas Puodžiukas (piano)/Martinus Staškus/Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 6, Poème Électrique and Graphique)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 49 (2007)
(original CD release: LITHUANIAN MUSIC INFORMATION PUBLISHING CENTRE LMIPCCD030) (2005)


Piano Concerto No. 4 (Symphonia Concertante), Op. 67 (1962)

Birute Vainiunaite (piano)/Alvydas Šulcys/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvarionas: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Balakauskas: Mountain Sonata)
LITHUANIAN RADIO LRCD 0044 (2008)

 

SVEN-ERIK BÄCK
(1919-1994, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He studied the violin with Charles Barkel and composition with Hilding Rosenberg and then received further composition lessons at the Schola Cantorum, Basel and with Goffredo Petrassi in Rome. He was the violinist in the Kyndel and Barkel String Quartets and was Director of the Edsberg Music Institute Foundation. He composed operas, ballets and a large number of orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Remaining unrecorded are his Violin Concerto (1957), Cello Concerto (1966), Concertino for Strings "Pro Musica Vitae" (1989) and Ciclos for Piano and Orchestra (1977).

"A Game Around a Game," Concerto for Strings and Percussion (1959)

Sixten Ehrling/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Larsson: Clarinet Concertino and Nystroem: Concerto Ricercante
PHILIPS 08213 L/6559004 (LP) (1962)


CONRAD BADEN
(1908-1989, NORWAY)

Born in Drammen, Buskerud County (original family name: Jørgensen). He graduated as an organist from the Oslo Music Conservatory and then traveled to Germany to study composition at the Leipzig Academy with Günter Raphael and Kurt Thomas. Back in Norway, he studied counterpoint under Per Steenberg and instrumentation and composition with Bjarne Brustad. He completed his studies in Paris and also attended classes in composition under Honegger. He worked as an organist, music critic and taught counterpoint, harmony and composition at the Music Conservatory in Oslo. He composed prolifically in all genres except opera and electronics. His major unrecorded concertantel works include Concertos for Viola, Op. 99 (1973), Cello, Op. 142 (1985-6), Bassoon, Op. 126 (1980) as well as a a Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 77 (1968).

Piano Concerto, Op. 118 (1979)

Geir Henning Braaten (piano)/Alf Årdal/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1983)
( + Intrada Sinfonica, Clarinet Concertino, Fairytale Suite, Pastoral e Fuga and Variazioni)
SIMAX PSC 1802 (2008)


Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra, Op. 37 (1954)

Bjørn Halvorsen (clarinet)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Piano Concerto, Intrada Sinfonica, Fairytale Suite, Pastoral e Fuga and Variazioni)
SIMAX PSC 1802 (2008)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6507 019) (1972)


VALENTINAS BAGDONAS
(1929-2009, LITHUANIA)

Born in Sliubai. He first studied composition with Vytautas Klova at the Juozas Gruodis Music School in Kaunas and then continued his studies with Antanas Raciunas in Vilnius at the State Conservatory (now the Lithuanian Academy of Music). He taught at taught at the School of Cultural Education in Vilnius and the M. K. Ciurlionis Gymnasium of Arts. His other activities include leadership of Lithuanian Composers' Union and, as a publicist, wrote many articles about Lithuanian music. Hi has composed prolifically in many genres. Other works for orchestra include 2 Piano Concertos (1963, 1979), Concerto for Piano, Timpani, Percussion and String Orchestra (1964) and Concerto for Cor Anglais, Piano and String Orchestra (1962).

Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (1965)

J,. Laporevas (trumpet)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian State Philharmonic
( + Paketuras: Cello Concerto and Rekasius: Symphony No. 2)
MELODIYA D-034121-2 (LP) (1973)


FELIKSAS BAJORAS
(b. 1934, LITHUANIA
)

Born in Alytus. He first studied under Vincas Bacevicius in Kaunas and then went to the Vilnius Conservatory (present Academy of Music) where he studied violin with Alexander Livont and composition with Julius Juzeliunas. He was music director of the Youth Theatre in Vilnius and is now on the faculty of the Lithuanian Academy of Music. He has composed a ballet, orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, choral and vocal works. Among his orchestral works is a Concerto per Archi from 2001.

Violin Concerto (1999)

Rusne Mataityte (violin)/Gintaras Rinkevicius/Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Exodus I)
NAXOS 8.570758 (2009)

OSVALDAS BALAKAUSKAS
(b. 1937, LITHUANIA)

Born in Ukmerge. He initially trained at the Vilnius Pedagogical Institute and later studied composition with Boris Lyatoshinsky at the Kiev Conservatory. He played an important role in the Lithuanian independence movement and has served as the Ambassador of Lithuania to France, Spain and Portugal. Academically, he has been Head of the Composition Department of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He has composed orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal and solo piano and organ works. His Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Piano and Orchestra (1982) and Passio Strumentale for String Quartet and Orchestra (1980) have not been recorded.

Concerto Brio for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1999)

Rusne Mataityte (violin)/Donatas Katkus/St. Christoper Chamber Orchestra, Vilnius
( + Concerto for Oboe, Cembalo and Strings, Ludus Modorum and Concertino)
BIS CD-1058 (2000)
( + Concerto for Oboe, Cembalo and Strings, Meridionale and Seasons)
ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CD (2011)

Concerto for Oboe, Harpsichord and String Orchestra (1981)

Juste Gelgotaite (oboe)/Lina Šatkute (harpsichord)/Donatas Katkus/St. Christoper Chamber Orchestra, Vilnius
( + Concerto Brio, Ludus Modorum and Concertino)
BIS CD-1058 (2000)

Juozas Rimas (oboe)/ Dainius Sverdiolas (harpsichord)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Orgy and Catharsis and Symphony 2)
MELODIYA S10-24903 009 (LP) (1986)

Romualdas Staškus (oboe)/Sergejus Okruško (harpsichord)/Donatas Katkus/St. Christoper Chamber Orchestra, Vilnius
( + Concerto Brio, Meridionale and Seasons)
ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CD (2011)


Concertino for Piano
and String Orchestra (1966, rev. 1994)

Margrit Julia Zimmermann (piano)/St. Christoper Chamber Orchestra, Vilnius
( + Concerto Brio, Concerto for Oboe, Cembalo and Strings and Seasons)
BIS CD-1058 (2000)

Ludus Modorum for Cello and String Orchestra (1972)

Irminas Kucinskas (cello)/Lithuanian Composers' Union Chamber Ensemble
( + Symphony No. 2, Orgy and Catharsis, Retrospective 1 and Rain for Cracow)
33RECORDS 33CD003 (1995)

Edmundas Kulikauskas (cello)/St. Christoper Chamber Orchestra, Vilnius
( + Concerto Brio, Concerto for Oboe, Cembalo and Strings and Concertino)
BIS CD-1058 (2000)


Orgy and Catharsis for Electric Cello and Orchestra (1979)

Iminas Kucinskas(electric cello)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Ludus Modorum, Retrospective 1 and Rain for Cracow)
33RECORDS 33CD003 (1995)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10-24903 009) (1986)


Seasons for Two Pianos and String Orchestra (2009)

Artas Balakauskas and Indhuon Srikaranonda (pianos)/Donatas Katkus/St. Christoper Chamber Orchestra, Vilnius
( + Concerto Brio, Concerto for Oboe, Cembalo and Strings and Meridionale)
ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CD (2011)

"Mountain Sonata," Symphony-Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1975)

Birute Vainiunaite (piano) National Symphony Orchestra/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvarionas: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Bacevicius: Piano Concerto No. 4)
LITHUANIAN RADIO LRCD 0044 (2008)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10-13003-4) (1979)

 

EDUARDAS BALSYS
(1919-1984, LITHUANIA)

Born in Nikolaev, Ukraine. His family returned to Lithuania and he studied at the Vytautas Magnus Gymnasium in Klaipeda and played the alto horn and tuba in the Gymnasium's wind orchestra. Later on, he graduated from the Lithuanian State Conservatory where he studied composition with Antanas Raciunas and as a postgraduate student he studied with Viktor Voloshinov at the Leningrad Conservatory. He taught composition and orchestration at the Lithuanian State Conservatory and was chairman of the Lithuanian Composers' Union. He has composed in various genres ranging from opera to works for folk instruments. His Violin Concerto No. 3 is for violin solo without orchestra.

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor (1954)

Aleksandras Livontas (violin)/Abelis Klenickis/Lithuanian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, Dramatic Frescoes, Introduction and Passacaglia, Reflections of the Sea, Portraits, Egle, Queen of the Grass Snakes - Excerpts, String Quartet and Concerto for Violin Solo )
LITHUANIAN MUSIC INFORMATION CENTRE LMIPCCD 022-023 (2 CDs) (2003)

Aleksandras Livontas (violin)/Algis Zuraitis/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
MELODIYA D3676-7 (LP) (1957)

Violin Concerto No. 2 in C minor (1958)

Ingrida Armonaite (violin)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (rec. 2003)
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, Dramatic Frescoes, Introduction and Passacaglia, Reflections of the Sea, Portraits, Egle, Queen of the Grass Snakes - Excerpts, String Quartet and Concerto for Violin Solo )
LITHUANIAN MUSIC INFORMATION CENTRE LMIPCCD 022-023 (2 CDs) (2003)

Aleksandras Livontas (violin)/Abelis Klenickis/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Egle, Queen of the Grass Snakes: Ballet Suite)
MELODIYA D16645-6 (1965)


Symphony-Concerto for Organ, Winds and Percussion (1977)

Leopoldas Digrys (organ)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1)
MELODIYA C10 43191-2 (LP)(1981)

Balys Vaitkus(organ)/Laurynas Vakaris Lopas/Honour Guard Orchestra of Lithuanian Armed Forces
( + band works by Adomavicius, Daugela, Raudonikis, Jonušas , Wõssner, Fister, Waigneis and Budda)
CD LITHUANIAN MUSICIANS' UNION 014 (2001)

Dramatic Frescoes for Violin, Piano and Orchestra (1965)

Aleksandras Livontas (violin)/Olga Steinbergaite (piano)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian State Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Introduction and Passacaglia, Reflections of the Sea, Portraits, Egle, Queen of the Grass Snakes - Excerpts, String Quartet and Concerto for Violin Solo )
LITHUANIAN MUSIC INFORMATION CENTRE LMIPCCD 022-023 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: MELODIYA D017271-2) (1966)

Introduction and Passacaglia for Organ and Orchestra (1974)

Leopoldas Digrys (organ)/Juozas Domarkas Members of the State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1974)
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Dramatic Frescoes, Reflections of the Sea, Portraits, Egle, Queen of the Grass Snakes - Excerpts, String Quartet and Concerto for Violin Solo )
LITHUANIAN MUSIC INFORMATION CENTRE LMIPCCD 022-023 (2 CDs) (2003)


VYTAUTAS BARKAUSKAS
(b. 1931, LITHUANIA)

Born in Kaunas. He studied piano ant the Vilnius College of Music and later attended the Lithuanian State Conservatory and studied composition with Antanas Raciunas and orchestration with Eduardas Balsys and later taught composition at that school. A prolific composer, his works cover practically every genre. Among his other concertante works are a Piano Concerto, Op. 96 (1992), Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Orchestra, Op. 50 (1978), Trio Concertante for 3 Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 133 (2009),
Poem for Piano and Orchestra (1960), Toccamento for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 49 (1978), Jeux for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 117 (2002), Scherzo for Violin and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 109 (1996), Concertino, Op. 5 (1966) and Konzertstück for Orchestra No. 1, Op. 97 (1996).

Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 63 (1981)

Yuri Bashmet (viola)/Robertas Servenikas/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Konzertstück No. 2, Symphony No. 5 and Sun)
AVIE AV 2163 (2008)

Jeux for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 117 (2003)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/Robertas Servenikas/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Duo Concertante, Partita for Violin Solo and Two Monologues for Violin Solo)
AVIE AV 2073 (2005)

Duo Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, Op. 122 (2004)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/Nobuko Imai (viola)/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Jeux, Partita for Violin Solo and Two Monologues for Violin Solo)
AVIE AV 2073 (2005)


Concerto Piccolo for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 88 (1988)

Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto, Partita, Allegro Brillante, Trio and Journey of the Princess)
VILNIUS RECORDING STUDIO VSCD-101 (2002)


Konzertstück No. 2 (1994-6)

Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto, Symphony No. 5 and Sun)
AVIE AV 2163 (2008)
(original CD release: LITHUANIAN MUSIC INFORMATION AND PUBLISHING CENTRE CD001) (1997)


Intimate Composition for Oboe and 12 Strings, Op. 15 (1968)

Juozas Rimas (oboe)/Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + Bajoras: Elegy for B. Dvarionas, Balakauskas: 9 Sources, Rekasius: Oboe Sonata, and J. Juzeliunas: Oboe and Clarinet Sonata)
MELODIYA S10-15775-6 (LP) (1981)


LEONID BASHMAKOV
(b. 1927, FINLAND)

Born in Tenjoki. He studied composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Aarre Merikanto. Then he worked as a theater conductor and music educator in Tampere. His catalogue comprises symphonies, solo concertos, chamber music, musical theater, sacred works and compositions for concert band. Among his numerous concertante works that have not been recorded are the following: Violin Concerto No. 1 (1966), Cello Concerto (1972), Double Bass Concerto (1995), Organ Concerto (1975), Concerto for Trombone and Wind Orchestra "Trombonidol" (1993), Trumpet Concerto No. 2 (2002), Divertimentos Nos. 1 for Oboe and String Orchestra (1971) and 2 for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon and String Orchestra and there is also a Concerto per Orchestra (1969).

Violin Concerto No. 2 (1983)

Manfred Gräsbeck (violin)/Atso Almila/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tumma: Ballet Suite)
FINLANDIA FACD 384 (1990)

Flute Concerto "Impressioni Marine" (1974)

Petri Alanko (flute)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Rautavaara: Flute Concerto, Sallinen: Chamber Music No. 2 and Marttinen: Concerto Espagnole)
BIS CD-687 (1996)


Clarinet Concerto (1990)

Pekka Ahonen (clarinet)/Juha Törmä/Tampere Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
( + Laakso: Cello Concerto, Vainikka: Trumpet Concerto, Syvinki: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Nuto: Clap)
TAMPERE CONSERVATORY TKTS-1 (2 CDs) (1999)

Concerto for Piccolo Trumpet in B-flat and String Orchestra (1992)

Jouko Harjanne (trumpet)/Jorma Panula/Spiritus Fortis Chamber Orchestra
( + Linkola: Trumpet Concerto No. 2, Hindemith: Concerto for Bassoon, Trumpet and String Orchestra and Copland: Quiet City)
ALBA ABCD 108 (1997)

 

VICTOR BENDIX
(1851-1926, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He was a pupil of Niels W. Gade and J.P.E. Hartmann at the Copenhagen Conservatory and also had piano lessons from Franz Liszt at Weimar. In Copenhagen, he worked as assistant conductor at the Royal Theatre, conducted other orchestras and choral groups and was a renowned piano teacher. In addition to his Piano Concerto, he composed 4 Symphonies, chamber music, piano music, and songs.

Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 17 (1884)

Oleg Marshev (piano)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Simonsen: Piano Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 641 (2006)


GUSTAF BENGTSSON
(1886-1965, SWEDEN)

Born in Vadstena, Östergötland Province. His initial musical education came from his father who taught him the organ and violin before his formal studies of the organ, counterpoint and composition at the Stockholm Conservatory. In addition, he had private lessons in counterpoint and composition with Johan Lindegren and further training in Berlin and Paris with Paul Juon and Hugo Riemann. He worked as an organist, violinist and conductor and also had an academic career that included the Directorship of the Linköping Municipal School of Music. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. His orchestral catalogue includes an unrecorded Sinfonietta Concertante for Violin, Viola and Chamber Orchestra (1950).

Violin Concerto in B minor (1941)

Tobias Ringborg (violin)/Mats Rondin/Malmö Opera Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
STERLING CDS-1063-2 (2004)

Cello Concerto in A minor (1932)

Mats Rondin (cello)/Tobias Ringborg/Malmö Opera Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
STERLING CDS-1063-2 (2004)



JØRGEN BENTZON
(1897-1951, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied composition with Carl Nielsen. Simultaneously, he studied jurisprudence and afterwards pursued a legal career and served in government. He also taught piano and theory at Copenhagen's People's School of Music. He was a cousin of composer Niels Viggo Bentzon. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His catalogue also includes Chamber Concertos Nos. 2 for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn String Orchestra and Percussion (1935) "intermezzo Espressivo" and 3 for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1943).

Chamber Concerto No. 1 for Violin, Cello, Horn, and Small Orchestra, Op 18 "Symphonic Trio" (1929)

Eyvind Sand Kjeldsen (violin)/Jorgen Friisholm (cello)/Ingbert Mchelsen (horn)/Lavard Friisholm/members of the Collegium Musicum)
( + Hoffding: Evolution and Riisager: Primavera)
ODEON MOAK 10 (LP) (c. 1963)


NIELS VIGGO BENTZON
(1919-2000, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied and played piano as a child and went on to the Copenhagen Conservatory where where he studied theory with Knud Jeppesen as well as organ and piano. He toured as a pianist and also taught at the Åarhus Conservatory as well as the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. His compositional catalogue is enormous and ranges from operas to solo pieces for instruments and voices. His cousin Jørgen Bentzon (1897-1951) was also a prominent composer. In addition to his prolific output of 24 numbered Symphonies, his production of Concertos was equally prodigious. The unrecorded ones include the following: Piano Concertos Nos.1, Op.49: (1947), 2 for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 69 "Piccolo Concerto" (1950), 3, Op. 87 (1952), 5, Op. 149 (1963), 6, Op. 195 (1965), 7, Op. 243 (1968), 8, Op. 450:(1982), Concerto No.2 for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 482 (1985), Violin Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 70 (1950), 3, Op. 275 "Paganini Concerto" (unfinished) (1972) (replaced by: Op. 453, 1982), 4, Op. 374 (1975), Viola Concerto, Op. 303 (1974), Cello Concertos Nos. 2, Op 311 (1974) and 3, Op. 444 (1980), Flute Concerto No. 1, Op. 147 (1963), Concerto for Flute and Strings,Op. 386 (1976), Oboe Concerto, Op.74 (1951), Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Op. 269 (1970), Horn Concerto, Op. 445 (1981), Tuba Concerto, Op. 373 (1975), Accordion Concerto, Op. 146 (1962) and Triple Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Strings, Op. 94 (1953). There are also many more concertante works featuring various solo instruments as well as orchestral concertos and his Symphony No. 2, Op. 36 (1944) is scored for piano and orchestra.
.
Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 96 (1954)

Niels Viggo Bentzon (piano)/Ole Schmidt/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + 5 Mobiles)
DACAPO 8.224110 (1999)
(original LP release: PHILIPS DANISH MUSIC ANTHOLOGY DMA 063) (1982)


Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 136 (1961)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Carl von GaragulySouth Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1961)
( + Emborg: Violin Concerto, Thybo: Violin Concerto, Andersen: Violin Concerto and Holmboe: Chamber Concerto No. 9)
DANACORD DACOCD 469-70 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)


Cello Concerto No. 1, Op 106 (1956)

Erling Blondal Bengtsson (cello)/Thomas Jensen/Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1957)
( + Salomon: Cello Concerto and Barber: Cello Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 727 (2012)

Flute Concerto No. 2, Op. 388 (1976)

Toke Lund Christiansen (flute)/Ole Schmidt/Aarhus Municipal Orchestra
( + Sonate for 2 Pianos, 2 Pianos and Flute Quartet No. 3)
PHILIPS DANISH MUSIC ANTHOLOGY 054 (1982)


Concerto for Three Types of Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 375 (1975)

Arne Møller (clarinets)/Jesper Grove Jørgensen/Tivoli Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1974)
( + Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto, Wind Quintet, Høyer: Concerto for the Clarinet Family, Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Mozart: Clarinet Quintet)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 514-5 (2 CDs) (2004)

Chamber Concerto for 11 Instruments, Op. 52 (1948)

Niels Viggo Bentzon, Herman D. Koppel, Georg Vásárhelyi (pianos)/Lavard Friisholm/Copenhagen Collegium Musicum. Soloists (rec. 1951)
( + Piano Sonata No.3, Toccata, Partita, Schoenberg: Suite for Piano and 6 Little Pieces)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 561 (2006)

Niels Viggo Bentzon, Anker Blyme, Herman D. Koppel (pianos)/Members of the Royal Danish Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations)
TURNABOUT TV-S 34374/FONA S 9(LP) (1968)



GUNNAR BERG
(1909-1989, DENMARK)

Born to St. Gallen, Switzerland, to Danish and Swedish parents. His family moved to Copenhagen in 1921 and he began piano lessons. Afterwards, he studied counterpoint with Knud Jeppesen at the Copenhagen Conservatory and then studied piano with Herman D. Koppel and theory with Herbert Rosenberg. He moved to Paris in 1948 where he studied composition with Arthur Honegger and analysis with Olivier Messiaen at the École Normal de Musique. He also attended the summer courses at Darmstadt, West Germany He wrote the first Danish serial piece. His catalogue includes ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Frise (Frieze) for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1961)

Elisabeth Klein (piano)/Tamas Veto/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1977)
( + Pour Piano et Orchestre, Essai Acoustique and Uculang)
DANACORD DACOCD 611-612 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: POINT PLP 5078) (1988)


Pour Piano et Orchestre (1959)

Béatrice Berg (piano)/Miltiades Caridis/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Frise, Essai Acoustique and Uculang)
DANACORD DACOCD 611-612 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: UNICORN UN1-75027) (1979)


Aria for Flute and Orchestra (1980-1)

Manuela Wiesler (flute)/Borge Wagner/Danish National Radio Symphony
( + Cosmogonie and Pastourelle)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO DCCD 9007 (1991)


Essai Acoustique for Piano and Orchestra
(1954)

Aloys Kontarsky (piano)/Ole Schmidt/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1977)
( + Pour Piano et Orchestre, Frise and Uculang)
DANACORD DACOCD 611-612 (2 CDs) (2003)


Uculang for Piano and Orchestra (1973)

Béatrice Berg (piano)/Kari Tikka/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + Pour Piano et Orchestre, Frise and Essai Acoustique)
DANACORD DACOCD 611-612 (2 CDs) (2003)



NATANAEL BERG
(1879-1957, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He studied at the Stockholm Conservatory and took counterpoint lessons with Johan Lindegren and had further studies in Berlin, Paris and Vienna but was essentially self-taught in composition. He earned his living as a veterinarian but still found the time to compose a sizeable body of music including operas, ballets, orchestral, chamer and piano works. His Violin Concerto (1918) and Serenade for Violin and Orchestra (1923) have not been recorded,

Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor (1931)

Jacob Moscovicz (piano)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Birgitta: Suite)
STERLING CDS-1019-2 (1999)


OLAV BERG
(b. 1949, NORWAY)

Born in Kvelde, Vestfold County. He studied music theory in Norway with Antonio Bibalo and in London with Lennox Berkeley. After his schooling, he worked as a trumpet player in the Navy orchestra. Since 1978 he has composed full time, but taught music theory briefly at the Music Conservatory in Stavanger. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works with a specialty in music for wind instruments. His other concertante works are: Viola Concerto (2012), Double Bass Concerto (1998-2009), Double Concerto for Fute/Bass Flute Bassoon and Orchestra (2006) and Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra (1980).

Clarinet Concerto (1986)

Håkon Vestly (clarinet)/Gerard Oskamp/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Nordhem: Rendezvous and Sæverud: Bassoon Concerto)
AURORA ACD 1934 (1990)



SIGURD BERGE
(1929-2002, NORWAY)

Born in Vinstra, Nord-Fron, Oppland County. After receiving a music teaching degree, he attended the Music Conservatory in Oslo, where he studied with Torleif Eken and Finn Mortensen. He then continued his music education in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Utrecht, where he studied electronic music. He taught music at the Sagene College of Education in Oslo. He composed instrumental and vocal works in an advanced musical idiom.

Raga for Oboe and Orchestra (1959)

Brynjar Hoff (oboe)/Per Dreier/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Madsen: Oboe Concerto, S. Olsen: Air, and Soderlind: Two Pieces)
AURORA ACD 4965 (1990)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6529090) (1982)


ERIK BERGMAN
(1911-2006, FINLAND
)

Born in Nykarleby. At Helsinki's Sibelius Academy, he studied musicology with Ilmari Krohn and musical literature with the critic and folklorist Yrjö Hirn. At the same time, he was a student of composition at the Helsinki Conservatory with Erik Furuhjelm and with Bengt Carlson at the Sibelius Academy. Afterwards, he had further composition training with Heinz Tiessen at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik as well as twelve-tone technique with Wladimir Vogel in Ascona, Switzerland. He taught composition at the Sibelius Academy, besides working as a choir conductor and music critic. He became one of Finland's leading modernist composers. An exceptionally prolific composer, his catalogue covers many different genres. His unrecorded concertant works include Piano Concerto. Op. 94 (1980-1), Cadenza for Oboe and Orchestra, Op. 137 (1996), Fantasia for Trumpet and Orchestra, Op. 150 (2003), The Maestro and his Orchestra for Violin and String Orchestra, Op. 136 (1996) and Dualis for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 86 (1978). There is also a Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 140 (1997).

Violin Concerto, Op. 99 (1982)

Hannele Segerstam (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Nordgren: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Segerstam: Poem)
BIS CD-326 (1994)

Concertino da Camera, Op. 53 (1961)

Ulf Söderblom/Almaviva Ensemble
( + Triumf att Finnas Till, Lament and Incantation and Silence and Eruptions)
ONDINE ODE 774 (1992)

Francis Travis/Miksi Ei Ensemble)
( + Merikanto: Concerto for Violin, Clarinet, Horn and String Sextet and Webern: Concerto for 9 Instruments)
LOVE LRLP 228 (LP) (1976)


Birds in the Morning for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 89 (1979)

Mikael Helasvuo (flute)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Englund: Concerto for Transverse Flute and Meriläinen: Visions and Whispers)
FINLANDIA FACD 385 (1990)

 

FRANZ BERWALD
(1796-1868, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm the descendent of several generations of German musicians. He was taught the violin by his father and had composition lessons from the Swiss-born Edouard du Puy. He worked as an orchestral violinist but wound up earning his living first as an orthopedic surgeon and then as a sawmill operator while composing steadily in various genres. Although shunned by the Swedish musical establishment,for most of his life, he has been recognized posthumously as the most important Swedish composer during the first half of the 19th century. In addition to his Concertos, his orchestral catalogue also includes 4 Symphonies and a number of shorter works with descriptive titles.

Piano Concerto in D major (1855)

Greta Erikson (piano)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Rondeau-Bagatelle, Presto Feroce, Theme and Variations and Duo for Violin and Piano)
GENESIS GCD111 (1998)
(original LP release: GENESIS GS 1011 (1972)

Marian Migdal (piano)/Ulf Björlin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Berwald - Overtures, Symphonies and Concertos")
EMI CLASSICS TRIPLES 00920 (3 CDs) (2007)
(original release: HMV SLS 5096/SERAPHIM SID-6113 {4 LPs}) (1977)

Michael Ponti (piano)/Paul Angerer/Southwest German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim
(included in collection: "The Golden Age of the Romantic Piano Concerto")
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 50293 (20 CDs) (2011)
(original release: TURNABOUT TV 34740) (1979)

Niklas Sivelov (piano)/Okko Kamu/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4)
NAXOS 8.553052 (1996)


Violin Concerto in C-sharp minor, Op. 2 (1820)

Tobias Ringborg (violin)/Niklas Willén/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Aulin: Violin Concerto No. 3 and Stenhammar: Two Sentimental Romances)
NAXOS 8.554287 (2000)

Marco Rogliano (violin)/Roberto Tigani/Sassari Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
BONGIOVANNI 5074 (1999)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Ulf Björlin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Berwald - Overtures, Symphonies and Concertos")
EMI CLASSICS TRIPLES 00920 (3 CDs) (2007)
(original release: HMV SLS 5096/SERAPHIM SID-6113 {4 LPs}) (1977)

Concerto for 2 Violins and Orchestra (1817)

Andreas Hagman and Johannes Lorstad (violins)/Niklas Willén/Malmö Opera Orchestra
( + Theme and Variations, Estrella de Soria: Overture and Polonaise, Queen of Golcanda: Suite and The Battle of Leipzig)
STERLING CDS-1051-2 (2003)

Koncertstück for Bassoon and Orchestra in F major (1827)

Anders Engström (bassoon)/Thord Svedlund/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Brendler: Divertimento, Fernström: Concertino and Crusell: Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 015 (1995)

Dong-Yun Kwon (bassoon)/Jooyun Ahn/Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Weber: Andanre and Hungarian Rondo and Wolf-Ferrari: Suite-Concertino)
SEM GRAMOPHONE 43366 (2006)

Klaus Thunemann (bassoon)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Crusell: bassoon Concertino, Kalliwoda: Variations et Rondo for Bassoon, Elgar: Romance, Kreutzer: Fantasia and David: bassoon Concertino)
PHILIPS 446096-2 (1996)

Theme and Variations for Violin and Orchestra in B-flat major (1816)

Johannes Lorstad (violin)/Niklas Willén/Malmö Opera Orchestra
( + 2-Violin Concerto, Estrella de Soria: Overture and Polonaise, Queen of Golcanda: Suite and The Battle of Leipzig)
STERLING CDS-1051-2 (2003)


ANTONIO BIBALO
(1922-2008, NORWAY)

Born in Trieste, Italy. He studied piano and received his diploma from the Conservatory of Trieste before going to London to study composition with Elisabeth Lutyens. He settled in Norway in 1956. He composed prolifically and had particular success with operas and ballets. The rest of his music is mainly instrumental including Piano Concerto Nos. 1 (1955) and 2 (1971), Concertos da Camera Nos. 1 for Piano Concertante and Chamber Orchestra (1954) and 3 for Piano Concertante and Chamber Orchestra (2005) and Concertante for Wind Quintet and Orchestra (1990).

Concerto Allegorico for Violin and Orchestra (1957)

Peter Herresthal (violin)/Alexander Dimitriev/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + 4 Morceaux pour 7 Musiciens, Racconta d'una Stagione Ata and Cantico for Soprano and Tape)
AURORA ACD 4988 (1997)

Ørnulf Boye Hansen (violin)/Arkadi Steinloukhy/St. Petersburg State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto da Camera No. 2)
BERGEN DIGITAL STUDIO BD 7040 CD (2003)

Concerto da Camera 2 for Clavicembalo, Violin Concertante and String Orchestra (1974)

Einar Steen-Nokleberg (clavicembalo)/Ørnulf Boye Hansen (violin)/Ari Rasilanien/Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Allegorico)
BERGEN DIGITAL STUDIO BD 7040 CD (2003)

Einar Steen-Nokleberg (clavicembalo)/Ørnulf Boye Hansen (violin)/Oslo Chamber Orchestra
( +Tartini: Violin Concerto in d)
NORDISC NORLP 310 (LP) (1975)



TERJE BJØRKLAND
(b. 1945, NORWAY)

Born in Narvik. After receiving a Master’s Degree in Musicology at the University of Oslo, he studied composition with Finn Mortensen at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He has taught composition and music theory at the Conservatory of Music in Trondheim since 1973 and has also worked as a jazz musician. He has composed music in various genres with a specialty in works for string instruments.

"Arctos," Concerto for Violin and Strings (1997)

Marianne Thorsen (violin)/Bjarne Fiskum/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Carmina, Cantos, Per la Strada and Sarek)
HEMERA HCD 2923 (1997)

Cantio for Viola and String Orchestra (1991)

Vladimir Stopichev (viola)/Alexei Korienko/Collegium Musicum Carinthia
( + Kleiberg: Dopo for Cello and String Orchestra, Bottcher: Concerto Ripieno, Divertimento Concertante and Albertsen: Piccolo Concerto)
HEMERA HCD 2926 (1998)


KRISTIAN BLAK
(b. 1947, DENMARK)

Born in Fredericia, Jutland. He has since mostly lived in the Faroe Islands where he is a prominent musician, composer and publisher. He has composed solo instrumental works, chamber music choral works and symphonic music as well as folk music and jazz.

Clarinet Concerto (1989)

Elisabeth Klett (clarinet)/Petr Vronsky/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + S. Rasmussen: Landið, Pauli í Sandagerði and Gerandisdagur í)
TUTL FKT 7 (1995)

"Harpan," Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra (1996)

Sofia Asunción Claro (harp)/Pekka Helasvuo/Helsinki Conservatory of Music Chamber Orchestra
( + Maegaard: Jeu Mosaïque, Graugaard: The Hand Unveiled and Ophelia in the Garden)
TUTL FKT 13 (1999)


KARL-BIRGER BLOMDAHL
(1916-1968, SWEDEN)

Born in Växjö, Småland Province. Although educated in biochemistry, he first studied music with Hilding Rosenberg and went on to the Stockholm Academy of Music for conducting lessons with Tor Mann and baroque music with Mogens Wöldike. He taught composition at the Stockholm Academy of Music and was director of Swedish Radio. As a composer, he was the unofficial leader of a modernist circle known as the "Monday Group" that met in his apartment. He wrote operas, orchestral and chamber music. His Viola Concerto (1941) has not been recorded.

Violin Concerto (1946)

Ole Rudner (violin)/Stig Westerberg/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso, Symphony No. 2, Concert Overture and Preludium and Allegro )
MAP CD 9024 (1990)


Concerto Grosso for Orchestra (1944)

Stig Westerberg/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 2, Concert Overture and Preludium and Allegro )
MAP CD 9024 (1990)

Chamber Concerto for Piano, Woodwinds and Percussion (1953)

Kerstin Jansson (piano)/Anders Loguin/Falu Woodwind Quintet
( + Eliasson: Sotti il Segno and Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques)
CAPRICE CAP 21355 (1988)

Hans Leygraf (piano)/Sixten Ehrling/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Lidholm: Rites and Rosenberg: Marionettes - Overture)
DECCA SXL 6180 (LP) (1965)

Leonid Hambro (piano)/Carlos Surinach/MGM Chamber Orchestra
( + R. Donovan: Soundings and Verrall: Prelude and Allegro for Strings)
MGM E3371 (LP) (1956)


LACI BOLDEMANN
(1921-1969, FINLAND/SWEDEN)

Born in Helsinki. He studied piano and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London where his teachers included Sir Henry Wood and had further piano lessons from Gunnar de Frumerie in Sweden. During World War II, as a Finnish citizen, he was obliged to fight with the German army and was taken prisoner and at the end of the war settled in Sweden. He taught at the Stockholm Citizens' School and was an official in the Society of Swedish Composers. He composed opera, orchestral, chamber and vocal music. His Lyric Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 15 (1959) and Trumpet Concerto, Op. 25 (1968) have not been recorded.

Piano Concerto, Op. 13 (1957)

Dag Achatz (piano)/Naohiro Totsuka/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sechs Kleine Liebeslieder and Morgenstern Sånger)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SKCD 1 (1988)

Fantasia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra (1954)

Gunnar Norrby (cello)/Sixten Erling/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Cello Concerto, Faure: Après un Rêve and Saint-Saëns: Le Cygne)
FERMAT FLPS 37 (LP) (1955)


HJALMAR BORGSTRØM
(1864-1925, NORWAY)

Born in Kristiania (now Oslo). His original family name was Jensen. As a youth he was an accomplished violinist, and he then studied composition and music theory in Oslo with Johan Svendsen and Ludvig Mathias Lindeman. Afterwards, he went to the Leipzig Conservatory in Germany for two years. On his return to Norway, in 1889, he worked as a music critic and had his first success as a composer, but left Norway again to live in Leipzig and Berlin, where he became part of the intellectual circle surrounding Ferruccio Busoni. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works.

Violin Concerto in G Major, Op. 25 (1914)

Jonas Båtstrand (violin)/Terje Boye Hansen/Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands Opera
( + Jesus in Gethsemane and Die Nacht der Toten)
SIMAX PSC 1311 (2010)

"Hamlet," A Symphonic Poem for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 13 (1903)

Einar Steen-Nøkleberg (piano)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (1903)
( + Tanken)
NORSK KULTURRÅDS NKFCD 50026-2 (1991)


HAKON BØRRESEN
(1876-1954, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied with Johan Svendsen who served as his artistic mentor. He was able to live the life of a free-lance artist but was very active in the musical life of Copenhagen including his long-term presidency of the Danish Composers' Society.. He did not compose prolifically, and his other major works, besides a pair of operas and a ballet, include 3 Symphonies and a number of chamber pieces.

Violin Concerto in G major, Op. 11 (1904)

Rebecca Hirsch (violin)/Owain Arwell Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224059 (1997)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Carl von Garaguly/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Enna: Violin Concerto, Lange-Muller: Violin Concerto, Salomon: Violin Concerto and Helsted: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 465-66 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)


Romance for Cello and Orchestra in D major, Op. 4 (1902)

Henrik Brendstrup (cello)/Owain Arwell Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Tycho Brahe's Dream: Ballet Music and The Royal Guest: Prelude)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224105 (1999)


DANIEL BÖRTZ
(b. 1943, SWEDEN)

Born in Osby, Scania Province. He first studied violin with John Fernström and composition with Hilding Rosenberg before attending the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he continued his study of the violin with Charles Barkel and Josef Grünfarb and composition with Karl-Birger Blomdahl and Ingvar Lindholm. He also studied electronic music in the Netherlands. He taught orchestration at Stockholm's Royal College of Music. He has composed opera, orchestral, chamber and vocal music. His orchestral catalogue also includes Violin Concerto (1985), Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra (1980), Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Chamber Orchestra (1981-2), Clarinet Concerto "Songs and Light" (2000) and Concerti Grossi Nos. 1 (1977-8) and 2 (1983-4).

Concerto for Violin, Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra (1981)

Bernt Lysel (violin)/Hans Samuelsson (bassoon)/Jan-OlavWedin/Stockholm Sinfonietta
( + Larsson: Divertimento No. 2 and Sibelius: Suite Mignonne)
CAPRICE CAP 1248 (1981)

Oboe Concerto (1986)

Helen Jahren (oboe)/Arno Volmer/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Kithairon. Ekstrom: Oboe Concerto, The Accelerating Piece of Ice, Gamstorp: Oboe Concerto and At the End of the Beginning)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 128 (2001)

Bengt Rosengren (oboe)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schmidt: Oboe Concerto, Salonen: Mimo II and Nordheim: Boomerang)
DAPHNE 1002 (1999)

Trumpet Concerto "Songs and Dances" (1994-5)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Gilbert Varga/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + J. Sandström: Trumpet Concerto No. 2 and Rabe: Sardine Sarcophagus)
BIS CD-1021 (2001)


Concerto for Recorder and Orchestra "A Joker's Tales" (1999-2000)

Dan Laurin (recorder)/Alan Gilbert/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + I. Karkoff: Concerto for Recorder and Wind Orchestra and Österling: Voices of Silence)
BIS CD-1425 (2006)


Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Orchestra (1978-9)

Knut Sönstevold (bassoon)/B. Tommy Andersson/Stockholm Wind Ensemble
( + Mårtensson: Bassoon Concerto, Eliasson: Wellen, Chini - Goélette de Jade and I.Nilsson: Diabas)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 164 (2006)

 

EBERHARD BÖTTCHER
(b. 1934, NORWAY)

Born in Berlin, Germany. There, he studied composition at the Städtliche Konservatorium with Friedrich Metzler. He moved from Germany to Sweden in 1958 and then settled in Trondheim, Norway, a decade later, and has since been very active in that city's musical life. He has composed several orchestral works, chamber music, vocal works and church music.

Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra (1961)

Ragnhild Gjerde (horn)/Jiri Starek/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Hovland: Concerto for Piccolo, Flute and Strings and Madsen: Tuba Concerto)
AURORA ACD 4976 (1994)

Michala Rohácová (horn)/Petr Pololánik/ Moravian Philharmonic
( + Divertimento Concertante, Musica Festiva, Concerto Ripieno and Fantasia Sinfonica)
QUERSTAND VKJK 0408 (2004)


Divertimento Concertante for Obligate Solo Violin and Strings (1987)

Elena Denisova (violin)/Alexei Korienko/Collegium Musicum Carinthia
( + Concerto Ripieno, Albertsen: Concerto Piccolo, Kleiberg: Dopo for Cello and Bjørklund: Cantio)
HEMERA HCD 2926 (1998)

Antonin Hradil (violin)/Petr Pololánik/ Moravian Philharmonic
( + Konzert für Horn und Streichorchester ; Musica Festiva ; Concerto Ripieno; Fantasia Sinfonica)
QUERSTAND VKJK 0408 (2004)


Concerto Ripieno for String Orchestra (1982)

Alexei Korienko/Collegium Musicum Carinthia
( + Divertimento Concertante, Albertsen: Concerto Piccolo, Kleiberg: Dopo and Bjørklund: Cantio)
HEMERA HCD 2926 (1998)

Toshiyuki Shimada/Moravian Philharmonic
( + Konzert für Horn und Streichorchester ; Musica Festiva ; Divertimento Concertante ; Fantasia Sinfonica)
QUERSTAND VKJK 0408 (2004)


EDVARD FLIFLET BRÆIN
(1924-1976, NORWAY)

Born in Kristiansund, Møre og Romsdal County, the son of composer Edvard Braein (1887-1957). He studied at the Oslo Conservatory of Music as well as with Bjarne Brustad (composition) and Odd Grüner-Hegge (conducting). He received his degree as an organist and worked as a conductor in Bergen. He also studied composition at the Paris Conservatory with Jean Rivier. He worked as both a choral and orchestra conductor in Kristiansund and Oslo. He composed operas and a ballet as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal music. With the exception of his 3 Symphonies, his orchestral works are on a smaller scale and include his popular Concert Overture.

Concertino for Flute and Strings, Op. 10 (1959)

Ornulf Gulbransen (flute)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, Concert Overture, Serenade, Seaward and The Merry Musicians)
SIMAX PSC 3117 (1992)
(original LP release: NORWEGIAN COMPOSERS NC 4905) (1986)

Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 9 (1958)

Eva Knardahl (piano)/Sverre Bruland/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concertino for Flute and Strings, Concert Overture, Serenade, Seaward and The Merry Musicians)
SIMAX PSC 3117 (1992)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6507 041) (1974)


ALGIMANTAS BRAŽINSKAS
(b. 1937, LITHUANIA)

Born in Vilkaviškis. He studied composition with Eduardis Balsys at the Vilnius Conservatory. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works as well as many film scores. His Piano Concerto No. 2 appeared in 1984.

Piano Concerto (No. 1), Op. 2 (1960)

S. Bielenite (piano)/Neeme Järvi/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Gorbulskis Flute Concerto No. 2 and Concerto-Fantasy for Oboe and Orchestra)
MELODIYA D 027987-8 (LP) (1970)

Concertino for String Orchestra (1969)

Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian Philharmonic Orchestra/Latvian Philharmonic Orchestra/Kiev Chamber Orchestra/Moscow Chamber Orchestra/
( + Siarnas: Spring, J.S. Bach: Aria, Ricercare, March and Gavotte, Beethoven/Siarnas: Contra Dance and Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings - Movement 1)
MELODIYA SM 02489-90 (1971)


EDVARD BRENDLER
(1800-1831, SWEDEN)

Born in Dresden, Germany. His musician father moved the family to Stockholm. Although destined by his father to be a merchant, the younger Brendler became an accomplished flautist and a music teacher. In his short life he composed most of an opera, a melodrama, a symphony for large orchestra and many piano pieces and songs.

Divertimento for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 6 (1828)

Anders Engström (bassoon)/Thord Svedlund/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Berwald: Koncertstück, Fernström: Concertino and Crusell: Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 015 (1995)



TOBIAS BROSTRÖM
(b. 1978, SWEDEN)

Born in Helsingborg. After four years of percussion studies at the Malmö Academy of Music, he received a Master’s degree in composition, having studied with Rolf Martinsson and Luca Francesconi. He has composed music for dance, chamber opera and various chamber music groups; but has mainly focused on orchestral works. These include a Violin Concerto (2009) and Concerto for Trumpet, Live Electronics and Orchestra "Lucernaris" (2009).

"Arena," Percussion Concerto No. 1 (2003-04)

Johan Bridger (percussion)/Mats Rondin/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Scene for Vibraphone, Maslanka: Variations on Lost Love, A. Masson: Frum, Schwantner: Velocities, and Storm: Gloria)
CAPRICE CAP 21735 (2005)


BJARNE BRUSTAD
(1895-1978, NORWAY)

Born in Oslo. He studied composition and violin at the Oslo Music Conservatory and also in Berlin with Gustav Lange, Emil Telmanyi, and Carl Flesch. For many years he played the violin and viola with the Oslo Philharmonic and taught composition and violin at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. He composed a significant amount of music including operas and works for orchestra and chamber groups. His catalogue also includes Violin Concertos Nos. 1 (1922), 2 (1927) and 3 (withdrawn), Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1970), Concertino for Viola and Chamber Orchestra (1932), Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 19 (1933) and Concerto Grosso (1938).

Violin Concerto No. 4 (1961)

Ricardo Odnoposoff (violin)/Miltiades Caridis/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + String Quartet No. 3)
PHILIPS 6507.021 (LP) (1972)

Camilla Wicks (violin)/Herbert Blomstedt/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + Walton: Violin Concerto)
SIMAX PSC 1185 (2000)


GUNNAR BUCHT
(b. 1927, SWEDEN)

Born in Stocksund, a suburb of Stockholm. He studied musicology at Uppsala University as well as composition with Karl-Birger Blomdahl. His composition training continued abroad with Carl Orff (Berlin), Goffredo Petrassi (Rome) and Max Deutsch (Paris). He worked as a pianist until he was able to devote himself full-time to composing and teaching. His large catalogue includes operas as well as orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works including 12 Symphonies. There is also a Sinfonia Concertante for Flute, Viola, Harp and Orchestra (1981-2), Concerto de Marle for Viola and Orchestra (1998), Cello Concerto No. 1 (1954) and 2 (1989-90), Concerto for Arbolma for String Orchestra (1989) and Meditation for Piano and Orchestra (1950).

Piano Concerto (1994)

Hans Pålsson (piano)/Göran W. Nilson/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Georgica, 4 Chapters from One Spring, I Went out into the World and Coup sur Coup for Percussion
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 103 (1997)

Violin Concerto (1978)

Leo Berlin (violin)/Jorma Panula/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hambraeus: Ricordanza per Orchestra)
CAPRICE CAP 1137 (LP) (1982)


EDVARD HAGERUP BULL
(1922-2012, NORWAY)

Born in Bergen, the son of composer-critic Sverre Hagerup Bull (1892-1976). Following composition studies in Oslo with Bjarne Brustad and Ludvig Irgens Jensen, he attended the Paris Conservatory and studied composition with Darius Milhaud and Jean Rivier and musical analysis with Olivier Messiaen and also had lessons from Boris Blacher at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik. He composed of 2 operas, a ballet, 30 orchestral works and many chamber music pieces. His output includes the unrecorded Trumpet Concerto No. 2, Op. 23 (1960), Concerto for Trombone and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 19 (1957), Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestrae, Op. 33 (1969), Alto Saxophone Concerto, Op. 52a (1980), Tuba Concertino "Giocoso Bucolico" (1992), Dialogue for Violin and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 18 b (1956), Divertimento for Piano, Orchestra and Percussion, Op. 15 (1969) and Sonata con Spirito for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40 (1970).

Trumpet Concerto No. 1, Op. 9 (1950)

Harry Kvebæk (trumpet)/Øivin Fjeldstad/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Trois Mouvements Symphoniques, Trois Bucoliques and Variantes Multi-Métriques)
AURORA ACD 4970 (1993)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6507 013) (1972)


OLE BULL
(1810-1880, NORWAY)

Born in Bergen. A child prodigy on the violin, he performed as a soloist with orchestras in Bergen while still a teenager. His formal study of music was minimal, but he became an important virtuoso-composer who helped lay the the groundwork for the beginnings of Norwegian national music. Most of his compositions were for the violin, many of which languished in obscurity until recently.

Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 4 "Grand Concerto" (1834)


Annar Follesø (violin)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto in E minor, A Mountain Vision, La Verbena de San Juan and La Melancolie)
2L 067SABD (2010)


Violin Concerto in E minor "Concerto Fantastico" (1841)

Annar Follesø (violin)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto in A, A Mountain Vision, La Verbena de San Juan and La Melancolie)
2L 067SABD (2010)


Adagio Religioso for Violin and Orchestra (1834)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto in E minor - Adagio, Fantaisie et Variations, Polacca Guerriera, Nocturne, Mountain Vision and In Moments of Solitude)
NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 50003 (1995)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 30041) (1980)


Fantaisie et Variations de Bravoure sur un Thème de Bellini for Violin and Orchestra, Op.3 (1832-3)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto in E minor - Adagio, Adagio Religioso, Polacca Guerriera, Nocturne, Mountain Vision and In Moments of Solitude)
NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 50003 (1995)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 30041) (1980)



A Mountain Vision for Violin and Orchestra (1872)

Annar Follesø (violin)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Violin Concertos in A and E minor, La Verbena de San Juan and La Melancolie)
2L 067SABD (2010)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/Dalasinfoniettan
( + Memories of Havana, Atterberg: Suite No. 3, Stenhammar: Two Sentimental Romances, S. Olsen:6 Old Village Songs, Halvorsen: Norwegian Dance No.3, Sibelius: 6 Humoresques and Sinding: Evening Mood)
NAXOS 8.572827 (2012)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Eivind Aadland/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Nocturne, A Mother’s Prayer, Polacca Guerriera, Adagio Sostenuto, Grand March from Agiaco Cubano, Cantabile Doloroso e Rondo Giocoso, The Herdgirl’s Sunday, La Mélancolie, Violin and Piano: Andante maestoso, Sigrid’s Song from Fjeldstuen, Barcarolle, Scotch Fantasy, Andante Cantabile, Cantabile, In Moments of Solitude, Grieg: Gavotte and Menuet)
SIMAX PSC 1312 (2010)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto in E minor - Adagio, Adagio Religioso, Polacca Guerriera, Fantaisie et Variations, Nocturne and In Moments of Solitude)
NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 50003 (1995)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 30041) (1980)


Nocturne for Violin and Orchestra, Op.2 (1842)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Eivind Aadland/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + A Mountain Vision, A Mother’s Prayer, Polacca Guerriera, Adagio Sostenuto, Grand March from Agiaco Cubano, Cantabile Doloroso e Rondo Giocoso, The Herdgirl’s Sunday, La Mélancolie, Violin and Piano: Andante Maestoso, Sigrid’s Song from Fjeldstuen, Barcarolle, Scotch Fantasy, Andante Cantabile, Cantabile, In Moments of Solitude, Grieg: : Gavotte and Menuet)
SIMAX PSC 1312 (2010)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto in E minor - Adagio, Adagio Religioso, Polacca Guerriera, Fantaisie et Variations, Mountain Vision and In Moments of Solitude)
NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 50003 (1995)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 30041) (1980)


Polacca Guerriera
for Violin and Orchestra (1835, rev. 1864)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Eivind Aadland/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Nocturne, A Mother’s Prayer, Mountain Vision, Adagio Sostenuto, Grand March from Agiaco Cubano, Cantabile Doloroso e Rondo Giocoso, The Herdgirl’s Sunday, La Mélancolie, Violin and Piano: Andante maestoso, Sigrid’s Song from Fjeldstuen, Barcarolle, Scotch Fantasy, Andante Cantabile, Cantabile, In Moments of Solitude, Grieg: Gavotte and Menuet)
SIMAX PSC 1312 (2010)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto in E minor - Adagio, Adagio Religioso, Mountain Vision, Fantaisie et Variations, Nocturne and In Moments of Solitude)
NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 50003 (1995)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 30041) (1980)


"La Verbena de San Juan," Spanish Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra (1846)

Annar Follesø (violin)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Violin Concertos in A and E minor A Mountain Vision and La Melancolie)
2L 067SABD (2010)


BRITTA BYSTRÖM
(b. 1977, SWEDEN)

Born in Sundsvall. As a teenager, she received her first musical training and began to compose. She went on to a composition degree course at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm where she was a student of Pär Lindgren and Bent Sørensen. She has composed chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works as well as opera, but has specialized in orchestral music. Her catalogue also includes Land of Happiness for Violin and Orchestra (2006) and Concerto for Orchestra (2008).

"Förvillelser" (Delusions) for Trumpet and Orchestra (2005)

Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet)/Christian Lindberg/Nordic Chamber Orchestra
( + Janson: Norwegian Dance, C. Lindberg: Akbank Bunka and H. Wessman: Trumpet Concerto
BIS CD-1548 (2007)


"The Baron in the Trees,"
Concerto for Percussion Solo and Orchestra (2001)


Mika Takehara (percussion)/Hannu Koivula/Västerås Sinfonietta
( + Farewell Variations, Persuasion, Sera, and A Study in Scarlet)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 174 (2008)



ANDRÉ CHINI
(b. 1945, SWEDEN)


Born in Romengoux, France. He studied the oboe, first in Toulouse and later at the conservatory in Paris, as well as conducting with Franco Ferrara and composition with, among others, André Jolivet in Paris. He moved to Sweden in 1975 where he has since been active as a conductor, musician, and composer.

Piano Concerto "L´Indien" (1999)

Marten Landstrom (piano)/André Chini/Musik i Uppland
( + Norssken, M. Larson: Lucifer, Solyom: Concert Piece for Drums and Strings, Söderberg:Concertino for Marimba and Strings, Eyser: Colludo, Lindgren: Open Door and Morthenson:
Sonora - Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra)
NOSAG RECORDS CD 162 (2009)

Goelette de Jade for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra (1999-2000)

Knut Sonstevod (bassoon)/Andre Chini/Uppsala Chamber Orchestra
( + Bortz: Bassoon Concerto, Eliasson: Wellen, Martensson: Bassoon Concerto, and I. Nilsson: Diabas)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 164 (2006)


"Icaregag," Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (2001)

Anders Jonhall (flute)/Pierre-André Valade/Ensemble Gageego!
( + Silent Notes, Martensson: Flute Concerto and Dance and Sentimental Song, Mellnäs: Intimate Games and Rendez-vous II)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 173 (2007)


Mururoa for Violin and Orchestra (1990)

Nils Erik Sparf (violin)/André Chini/Swedish Radio Symphony
( + Trälåda, Trilude, Illusions/Allusions, Skål! Kayam! and Vårfloden)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 80 (1995)

Norrsken (Arctic Light) for Organ and Chamber String Orchestra (1978-9)

Lars-Erik Rosell (organ)/Andre Chini/Chamber Orchestra "Euterpe"
( + L'Indien, M. Larson: Lucifer, Solyom: Concert Piece for Drums and Strings, Söderberg:Concertino for Marimba and Strings, Eyser: Colludo, Lindgren: Open Door and Morthenson:
Sonora - Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra)
NOSAG RECORDS CD 162 (2009)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP1229) (1982)


ASGER LUND CHRISTIANSEN
(1927-1998, DENMARK)

Born in Frihavns, Copenhagen. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and became a prominent cellist, also studying with Gaspar Cassadó at his cello master class in Siena. He was a member of the Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra which he also conducted. He later was a teacher and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He composed numerous chamber works as well as concertos, solo works for piano and cello, and a flute sonata.

Dance Suite for Soprano Recorder and String Orchestra, Op. 29 (1992)

Michala Petri (recorder)/Okko Kamu/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Arnold: Recorder Concerto, Kulesha: Recorder Concerto, T.Koppel: Moonchild's Dream and Holmboe: Recorder Concerto,)
RCA RED SEAL 62543 (1995)


HALFDAN CLEVE
(1879-1951, NORWAY)

Born and raised in Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany (now Kaliningrad, Russia). First taught by his father, the organist Andreas Klewe, he toured as a child prodigy. He studied with Otto Winter-Hjelm in Christiana (now Oslo), where he settled in 1910 as a pianist and teacher, and also studied in Berlin under Oscar Raif and the composer brothers Xaver and Phillip Scharwenka. Most of his other works are for piano solo or chamber groups. His unrecorded Piano Concertos are: Nos. 1 in A, Op. 3 (1902), 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 6 (1904), 3 in E-flat, Op. 9 (1906) and 5 in C-sharp minor, Op. 20 (1916)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in A minor, Op. 12 (1910)

Einar Steen-Nøkleberg (piano)/Roy Wales/New Symphony Orchestra of London
( + Piano Sonata; Etude in F-sharp and Vårbølger)
NORSK KULTURÅDS CLASSICS NKF 30 038 (LP) (1980)

 

BERNHARD CRUSELL
(1775-1838, SWEDEN)

Born in Nystad, Finland, he lived in Stockholm from 1791 onwards and performed his life’s work in Sweden. He received his earliest musical education from a clarinetist of the Nyland regimental band and later studied the clarinet with Franz Tausch in Berlin. He then studied music theory and composition with Daniel Britz and Abbe Vogler in Stockholm and composition with Henri Montan Berton and François-Joseph Gossec, and the clarinet with Jean Xavier Lefèvre in Paris. As well as writing concerto and other works for his own instument, he also composed works for his wind-instrument colleagues.

Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 1 (1803)

Per Billman (clarinet)/Gerard Korsten/Uppsala Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
NAXOS 8.554144 (1999)

Martin Fröst (clarinet)/Okko Kamu/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
BIS CD-1723 (2008)

Steve Hartman (clarinet)/Dorrit Matson/New York Scandia Symphony
( + Clarinet Concerto No. 3 and Sinfonia Concertante)
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC 2495 (2001)

Eric Hoeprich (clarinet)/Michael Alexander Willens/Cologne Academy
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
ARS PRODUKTION 38016 (2008)

Emma Johnson (clarinet)/Günther Herbig/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, Quartets for Clarinet and Strings Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94219 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: ASV CDDCA 784) (1991)

Thea King (clarinet)/Alun Francis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH 55203 (2005)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA 66708) (1994)

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
ODINE ODE 965 (2001)

Karl Leister (clarinet)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
BIS CD-345 (1992)

Antony Pay (clarinet and conductor)/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, Weber: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Clarinet Concertino)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VERITAS 5615852 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS 759287-2) (1993)

Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 5 (1808)

Per Billman (clarinet)/Gerard Korsten/Uppsala Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 3)
NAXOS 8.554144 (1999)

Gervase De Peyer (clarinet)/Bernard Jacob/London Mozart Players
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto)
UNICORN RHS 314 (LP) (1973)

Martin Fröst (clarinet)/Okko Kamu/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 3)
BIS CD-1723 (2008)

Eric Hoeprich (clarinet)/Michael Alexander Willens/Cologne Academy
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 3)
ARS PRODUKTION 38016 (2008)

Emma Johnson (clarinet)/Sir Charles Groves/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 3, Quartets for Clarinet and Strings Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94219 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: ASV CDDCA 784) (1991)

Thea King (clarinet)/Alun Francis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 3)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH 55203 (2005)
(original LP release: HYPERION A 66088) (1983)

Karl Leister (clarinet)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 3)
BIS CD-345 (1992)

Antony Pay (clarinet and conductor)/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 3, Weber: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Clarinet Concertino)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VERITAS 5615852 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS 759287-2) (1993)

Håkan Rosengren (clarinet)//Okko Kamu/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Concertante and Introduction, Theme and Variations)
MUSICA SVECIAE MSCD 527 (1993)

Clarinet Concerto No. 3 in B-flat major, Op. 11 (1812)

Per Billman (clarinet)/Gerard Korsten/Uppsala Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
NAXOS 8.554144 (1999)

Martin Fröst (clarinet)/Okko Kamu/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
BIS CD-1723 (2008)

Steve Hartman (clarinet)/Dorrit Matson/New York Scandia Symphony
( + Clarinet Concerto No. 1 and Sinfonia Concertante)
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC 2495 (2001)

Eric Hoeprich (clarinet)/Michael Alexander Willens/Cologne Academy
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
ARS PRODUKTION 38016 (2008)

Emma Johnson (clarinet)/Gerard Schwarz/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Quartets for Clarinet and Strings Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94219 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: ASV CDDCA 784) (1991)

Thea King (clarinet)/Alun Francis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH 55203 (2005)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA 66708) (1994)

Karl Leister (clarinet)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
BIS CD-345 (1992)

Antony Pay (clarinet and conductor)/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Weber: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Clarinet Concertino)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VERITAS 5615852 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS 759287-2) (1993)


Concerto for Two Clarinets and Wind Orchestra E flat major

Dan Larsson and Staffan Mårtensson (clarinets)/Olof Boman/Östgöta Symphonic Wind Ensemble
( + Sinfonia Concertante and Funeral March)
STERLING CDS 1072-2 (2008)


Bassoon Concertino in B-flat major (1829)

Anders Engström (bassoon)/Thord Svedlund/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Brendler: Divertimento, Fernström: Concertino and Berwald: Koncertstück)
IINTIM MUSIK IMCD 015 (1995)

László Hara (bassoon)/Osmo Vänskä/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Introduction, Theme and Variations on a Swedish Air and Sinfonia Concertante)
BIS CD-495 (1994)

Gabriel Litsgård (bassoon)/Alexander Hanson/DalaSinfoniettan
( + Agnas: Vivaldi Moods and Larsson Gothe: Clarinet Concerto)
AGNAS AM019 (2009)

Klaus Thunemann (bassoon)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Berwald: Koncertstück, Kalliwoda: Variations et Rondo for Bassoon, Elgar: Romance, Kreutzer: Fantasia and David: bassoon Concertino)
PHILIPS 446096-2 (1996)

Sinfonia Concertante for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Orchestra in B-flat major, Op. 3 (c. 1808)

Olof Boman (clarinet)/Östgöta Symphonic Wind Ensemble
( + Concerto for Two Clarinets and Funeral March)
STERLING CDS 1072-2 (2008)

Steve Hartman (clarinet)/Peter Reit (horn)/Marc Goldberg (bassoon)/Dorrit Matson/New York Scandia Symphony
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 3)
CENTAUR RECORDS CRC 2495 (2001)

Dieter Klöcker (clarinet)/Iona Brown/Consortium Classicum/Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (rec. 1977)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Consortium Classicum
(included in collection: "Symphonies Concertantes")
CPO 777 009-2 (3 CDs) (2004)
(original release: EMI ELECTROLA 1C 15730762-6 {5 LPs}) (1981)

Anna-Maija Korismmaa-Hursti (clarinet)/Ib Lanzky-Otto (horn)/László Hara (bassoon)/Osmo Vänskä/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Introduction, Theme and Variations on a Swedish Air and Bassoon Concertino)
BIS CD-495 (1994)

Olle Schill (clarinet)Albert Linder (horn)/Arne Nilsson (bassoon)/Zdeněk Macal/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Atterberg: Horn Concerto and Eklund: Horn Concerto)
CAPRICE CAP 1144 (LP) (1982)

Kjell-Inge Stevensson (clarinet)/Ivar Olsen (horn)/Knut Sönstevold (bassoon)/Okko Kamu/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto No. 2 and Introduction, Theme and Variations)
MUSICA SVECIAE MSCD 527 (1993)

Introduction, Theme and Variations on a Swedish Air for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op 12 (1804)

Emma Johnson (clarinet)/Yan Pascal Tortelier/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Debussy: Première Rapsodie and Tartini: Concertino)
ASV CDDCA 585 (1987)

Thea King (clarinet)/Alun Francis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet and Viola, Mendelssohn: 2 Concert Pieces, Heinze: Konzertstück, Rietz: Clarinet Concerto, Solere: Sinfonia Concertant and Spohr: Variations)
HYPERION DYAD CDD 22017 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA 66022) (1987)

Kullervo Kojo (clarinet)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Englund: Clarinet Concerto and Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto)
FINLANDIA 4509-95873-2 (1993)

Anna-Maija Korismmaa-Hursti (clarinet)/Osmo Vänskä/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Bassoon Concertino and Sinfonia Concertante)
BIS CD-495 (1994)

Håkan Rosengren (clarinet)//Okko Kamu/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Concertante and Clarinet Concerto No. 2)
MUSICA SVECIAE MSCD 527 (1993)



CRISTER DANIELSSON
(1942-1989, SWEDEN)


Born in Valdemarsvik, Östergötland County. As a teenager, he became a pupil of Magnus Björklund, solo trombonist of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and
eventually joined the Band of the Swedish Navy. Afterwards, he began studying the theory of music and entered the State Academy of Music in Stockholm where his teachers were Bertil Jacobsson, Hans Eklund, Gunnar Johansson, Lars Sellergren and Sigfried Naumann for various disciplines. As a composer, however, he is virtually self-taught. while still a student, he became a trombonist with the Stockholm Philharnionic and later graduated as Director of Military Music and as a trombone teacher. He then taught the trombone at the State Academy of Music in Stockholm. Most of his compositions are for wind instruments in general and brass instruments in particular.

Capriccio da Camera for Tuba and Brass Ensemble (1979)

Michael Lind (tuba)/Stockholm PhilharmonicBrass Ensemble
( + Jacobsen: Tuba Buffo, Lundquist: Landscape, B. Nilsson: Bass, and Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto)
CAPRICE CAP 21493


CSABA DEÁK
(b. 1932, SWEDEN)

Born in Budapest. He studied the clarinet and composition at that city's Béla Bartók Conservatory as well as composition with Ferenc Farkas at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. He came to Sweden in 1956 and continued his composition studies with Hilding Rosenberg. He has taught in Stockholm and Gothenburg and has composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and electronic works. His catalogue also includes a Concerto Maeutro for Trumpet, Euphonium, Marimba and Band (1989).

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra (2005)

Kinga Práda (flute)/Sven Åberg/Stockholm String Ensemble
( + Hammerth: Violin Concerto No. 2, Strings and Largo, I. Karkoff:: Flute Concerto and M. Larson: Lucifer, Proleme die Lügerin)
NOSAG CD 123 (2006)

Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Orchestra

Kjell Fageus (clarinet)/Andreas Hanson/Swedish Royal Conservatory Wind Orchestra
( + Symphony for Winds, Anémones de Felix, Farina Pagus and Memento Mare)
NOSAG CD 053 (2006)



BALYS DVARIONAS
(1904-1972, LITHUANIA)

Born in Liepaja. He first studied music with his father, who was an organist. Later he studied privately with the Latvian composer Alfred Kalninš. After working in Liepaja as an organist and choir director, he went to the Leipzig Conservatory where he studied piano with Robert Teichmüller and composition with Stephan Krehl and Sigfrid Karg-Elert. He also studied piano with Egon Petri in Berlin. He taught piano at the Kaunas Music School and later became a professor at the Lithuanian Conservatory in Vilnius. He was also very active as a conductor. He composed in most genres including opera, ballet, symphony, orchestral and chamber works and music for film and theater.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor (1958)

Aldona Dvarionaite (piano)/Balys Dvarionas/USSR State Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Symphony, Impromtu for Violin and Piano, Solo Piano Pieces and Songs)
LITHUANIAN RADIO LRCD0037-1-2 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S 243-4) (1962)

Birute Vainiunaite (piano) National Symphony Orchestra/Julius Geniušas/Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Balakauskas: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Bacevicius: Piano Concerto No. 4)
LITHUANIAN RADIO LRCD 0044 (2008)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor (1961)

Balys Dvarionas (piano)/Saulus Sondeckis/Lithuanian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + Zarinš: Concerto Inocento and J.S. Bach: r Piano Concerto No.5)
MELODIYA SM 02449-50 (LP) (1971)

Violin Concerto in B minor (1948)

Vadim Gluzman (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Hague Residentie Orchestra
( + Korngold: Violin Concerto)
BIS CD-1822 (2010)

Aleksandras Livontas (violin)/Balys Dvarionas/USSR State Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Symphony, Impromptu for Violin and Piano, Solo Piano Pieces and Songs)
LITHUANIAN RADIO LRCD0037-1-2 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: MELODIYA D 2189-90 (LP) (1970)

Elegy for Violin and String Orchestra (1947)

Gidon Kremer (violin)/Vadim Sakharov (piano)/Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
( + Pelecis: Nevertheless, Pärt: Fratres, Barkauskas: Partita for Violin Solo, Vasks: Musica Dolorosa, and Plakidis: Two Grasshopper Dances)
TELDEC 0630-14654-2 (1997)


SIXTEN ECKERBERG
(1909-1991, SWEDEN)

Born in Hjältevad, Jönköping County. His training as a conductor began at the Stockholm Conservatory and he then studied piano in Vienna with Emil von Sauer and conducting in Berlin with Felix Weingartner. He became the chief conductor of the Gothenburg Radio Orchestra for more than three decades and he was also an accompanist on the piano. His compositions range over a wide range of genres, including 3 Symphonies. His unrecorded Piano Concerto No. 2 appeared in 1949 and there are also: Cello Concerto (1973), Piano Concertino (1962) and a Sinfonia for Flute and Orchestra (1973).
.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 5 (1942)

Hans Pålsson/Jorma Panula/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3)
BIG BEN 861-003 (1986)

Piano Concerto No. 3 (1971)

Hans Pålsson/Jorma Panula/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
BIG BEN 861-003 (1986)

 

RENÉ EESPERE
(b. 1953, ESTONIA)

Born in Tallinn. He studied at the Estonian Academy of Music as a composition student of Anatoli Garšnek, and then did his postgraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory under Aram Khachaturian and Alexei Nikolayev. He is now a professor of composition and music theory at the Estonian Academy of Music. He has composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Among his unrecorded concertante works are a Violin Concerto (1983, rev. 1991), Guitar Concerto (2007) and Concerto for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra (2007).

Viola Concerto (1996-8)

Jouko Mansnerus (viola)/Andres Mustonen/Hortus Musicus Academic Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 1 and Concerto Ritornello)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9129 (1998)

Concertatus Celatus (Concerto) for Cello and Chamber Orchestra (2004)

Marius Järvi (cello)/Risto Joost/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 2 and Clarinet Concerto)
ANTES EDITION BM 31.9226 (2007)

Flute Concerto No. 1 (1995-8)

Maarika Järvi (flute)/Kristjan Järvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 2, E. Kapp: Flute Concerto, Flute Concertino and Eller: Three Pieces)
ESTONIAN RADIO PRODUCTIONS ERP 2009 (2009)

Neeme Punder (flute)/Andres Mustonen/Hortus Musicus Academic Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto No. 1 and Concerto Ritornello)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9129 (1998)


Flute Concerto No. 2 (2003)

Maarika Järvi (flute)/Kristjan Järvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 1, E. Kapp: Flute Concerto, Flute Concertino and Eller: Three Pieces)
ESTONIAN RADIO PRODUCTIONS ERP 2009 (2009)

Neeme Punder (flute)/Risto Joost/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertatus Celatus and Clarinet Concerto)
ANTES EDITION BM 31.9226 (2007)

Clarinet Concerto "In Dies" (2005)

Toomas Vavilov (clarinet)/Risto Joost/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 2 and Concertatus Celatus)
ANTES EDITION BM 31.9226 (2007)

Concerto Ritornello for Chamber Orchestra (1982, rev. 1993)

Andres Mustonen/Hortus Musicus Academic Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 1 and Viola Concerto)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9129 (1998)


KLAUS EGGE
(1906-1979, NORWAY)

Born in Gransherad, Telemark County. He studied at the Conservatory of Music in Oslo where he graduated as an organist and then continued his musical education in composition with Fartein Valen. In addition, he also studied at The State Academy in Berlin with Professor Walter Gmeindl. He was deeply involved in the musical life of Norway and served as an officer in many organizations such as the Society of Norwegian Composers. He composed 5 Symphonies as well as other orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His Piano Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 9 (1937, rev. 1974) and 3, Op. 32 (1973) remain unrecorded.

Piano Concerto No. 2 with String Orchestra, Op 21 "Symphonic Variations and Fugue on a Norwegian Folk Song" (1944)

Håvard Gimse (piano)/Øyvind Gimse/Trondheim Soloists
( + Piano Sonata No.1, Halling Fantasy, Draumkvaedet, Grieg: Solfager og Ormekongen, symphonic variations and fugue on a Norwegian Folktune, Hurum: Aquarelles and Tveitt: Wedding Bells)
NAXOS 8.557834 (2007)

Eva Knardahl (piano)/Rolf Bækkelund/Gjøvik Sinfonietta
( + S. Olsen: Village Songs and Suk: Serenade for Strings)
NORWAY MUSIC BD 7026 (1995)

Eva Knardahl (piano)/Jiri Starek/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
AURORA CONTEMPORARY NCD-B 4936 (1988)
(original LP release: NORSK PLATEPRODUKSJON NOP 1828) (1983)

Robert Riefling (piano)/Øivin Fjeldstad/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Groven: Ballad for Chorus and Orchestra)
MERCURY MG 90003 (LP) (c. 1955)
(from NERA 78s) (c. 1951)

Robert Riefling (piano)/Øivin Fjeldstad/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Barati: Cello Concerto)
CRI 184 (LP) (1964)

Robert Riefling (piano)/Øiivin Fjeldstad/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Piano Sonata [No. 1] Over the "Dream Vision")
PHILIPS 6507 014 (LP) (1972)


Violin Concerto, Op. 26 (1953)

Aaron Rosand (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Aaron Rosand in Norway")
VAI VAIA 1240 (2 CDs) (2005)

Camilla Wicks (violin)/Øivin Fjeldstad/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasy in Halling-Rhythm and Fantasy in Springar-Rhythm)
PHILIPS (Norway) 839.238 AY ( LP) (1960)/PHILIPS PHS 900 210 (LP) (1968)


Cello Concerto, Op. 29 (1966)

Laszlo Varga (cello)/Krešimir Šipuš/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4))
AURORA CONTEMPORARY NCD-B 4937 (1988)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6578 109) (1980)


HANS EKLUND
(1927-1999, SWEDEN)

Born in Sandviken, Gävleborg County. He studied at the Stockholm State Academy of Music where his teachers were Alf Linder for organ and Sven Brandel for piano. In addition, he studied counterpoint under Åke Uddén and composition with Lars-Erik Larsson and conducting with Tor Mann. He completed his composition studies with Ernst Pepping in Berlin. His musical career was divided between composing and teaching and he taught theory at the Stockholm Citizens' School and harmony at the Stockholm State Academy of Music. He composed prolifically in most categories with orchestral and chamber music dominating his catalogue. Only the 6th of his 13 Symphonies has been commercially recorded. His other concertante works include Chamber Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (1977), Musica da Camera Nos. I for Cello and Orchestra (1955), II for Trumpet, Piano, Percussion and String Orchestra "Art Tatum In Memoriam" (1956), III for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1957), IV for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1951, rev. 1958) and VI for Oboe and Small Orchestra (1970), Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra (1982), Concerto For Clarinet, Cello, String Orchestra and Timpani (1983), Introduzzione for Harpsichord and String Orchestra (1972) and Concerto Grosso for String Quartet and String Orchestra (1985).

Concerto for Horn, Strings, and Timpani (1979)

Albert Linder (horn)/Charles Dutoit/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Atterberg: Horn Concerto and Crusell: Sinfonia Concertante)
CAPRICE CAP 1144 (LP) (1982)

Concerto for Trombone, Winds and Percussion (1973)

Christer Torge (trombone)/Göran W. Nilson/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Wagenseil : Trombone Concerto, Weber: Romanze Appassionata for Bassoon and Orchestra, Marcello: Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo No. 1, Uber: Double Portraits, Vivaldi: Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo No. 1 and Von Koch: Monolog 8 for Trombone Solo)
BIS CD-95 (1996)
(original LP release: BIS LP-95) (1978)


Musica da Camera V (Fantasia for Cello and String Orchestra) (1971)

Åke Olofsson (cello)/Harry Damgaard/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Music for Orchestra, String Quartet No. 3 and Small Talk)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SCD 1038 (1988)
(original LP release: SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT 33245) (1976)


Musica da Camera VII for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1982)

Staffan Mårtensson (clarinet)/Tuomas Ollila/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Forssell: In the Beginning, Edström: Already Morning!, Söderberg: Wrong Music 2, V. Dahl: Lunch-break of a Faun, Lidholm: Amicizia: Sandström: There is a Bluer Sky, a Wall with Roses and Improvisation to PW)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 168 (2006)


Pezzo Elegiaco for Cello and Chamber Orchestra (1969)

Åke Olofsson (cello)/Claude Genetay/Nationalmusei Kammarorkester
( + Peterson-Berger: 3 Visor, O. Lindberg: Jungfru Maria and arias from Cesti's L'Argia, Mozart's La Finta Semplice and Gluck:'s Iphigenie en Tauride)
POLAR POLS 324 (LP) (1980)


LARS EKSTRÖM
(b. 1956, SWEDEN)

Born in Kalmar. He began studying piano and music theory in Copenhagen and afterwards at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm, where his composition teachers were Sven-David Sandström, Daniel Börtz and Pär Lindgren. In addition, he studied at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Franco Donatoni and at the Paris Conservatory. He has taught composition and instrumentation at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm and has also been the rector of the Edsberg Music Institute. He has composed an opera, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His other concertante works are Violin Concerto (2002), Concerto for Flute and Small Orchestra "L’Ombra come Bufo" (1982, rev. 1992), Trombone Concerto" Do it!" (1987), Fantasy Over a Bounded String for Cello and Orchestra (1997) and Five Pieces from Hallsta Pappersbruk for Flute, Cello, Piano and String Orchestra (2000).

Concerto for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra "Fragile Chain" (1984)

Helen Jahren (oboe)/Michael Bartosvh/Chamber Ensemble
( + The Accelerating Piece of Ice, Börtz: Oboe Concerto. Kithairon. Ekstrom: Oboe Concerto, Gamstorp: Oboe Concerto and At the End of the Beginning)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 128 (2001)


Rondo for Piano and Orchestra "The Dream Age" (1998)

Niklas Sivelöv (piano)/Ondrej Kukal/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Garden of Ice, Fragile Shafts and Genom Skärvan Av En Prisma)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 122 (2001)


ANDERS ELIASSON
(1947-2013, SWEDEN)

Born in in Borlänge, Dalarna Province. At the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, he studied composition with Ingvar Lidholm and harmony and counterpoint with Valdemar Söderholm. He also studied with György Ligeti and took courses in electronic music. He taught as a guest professor in composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. His compositional catalogue is divided among orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His other concertante works are Clarinet Concerto "Sette Passagie" (1992), Trombone Concerto (2000), Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra (2002) and Concerto for Violin, Viola and Chamber Orchestra (2009).

Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (1992)

Levon Chilingirian (violin and conductor)/Camerata Nordica
( + Ein schneller Blick... ein kurzes Aufscheinen and Ostacoli)
CAPRICE CAP 21731 (2005)

Jari Valo (violinl)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto and Desert Point)
CAPRICE CAP 21422 (1995)

Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra "Farfalle e Ferro" (1992)

Sören Hermansson (horn)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Desert Point)
CAPRICE CAP 21422 (1995)

Concerto for Bassoon and String Orchestra (1982)

Knut Sönstevold (bassoon)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Ostacoli)
CAPRICE CAP 21381 (1990)

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and String Orchestra (2002-08)

Anders Paulsson (saxophone)/Tobias Ringborg/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Martinsson: Golden Harmony and S-D. Sandström: Four Pieces)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 188 (2012)

Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra (2005)

Roland Pöntinen (piano)/Ulf Wallin (violin)/Johannes Gustavsson/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia for Strings)
CPO 777334-2 (2008)


Symphony No. 3 for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra “Sinfonia Concertante” (1989)

John-Edward Kelly (alto saxophone)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + A Brief Glance … a Fleeting Vision and Poem for Alto Saxophone and Piano)
NEOS 11301 (2013)

HEINO ELLER
(1887-1970, ESTONIA)

Born in Tartu. He took private lessons in violin and music theory and performed as a violin soloist in orchestras and chamber groups. He entered the Saint Petersburg Conservatory to study violin and retuned there later when it had become the Petrograd Conservatory and took composition lessons with Vasily Kalafati, Maximilian Steinberg and Mikhail Chernov. He taught music theory and composition at the Tartu Higher School for Music and later on became a professor of composition at the Tallinn Conservatory and taught almost an entire generation of Estonia's future composers. As a composer, he specialized in instrumental music including works for orchestra, chamber groups and soloists. His Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra in G minor (1964), Ballad in E minor for Cello and Orchestra (1944, rev. 1966) and several other miniature concertante works have not been recorded.

Violin Concerto in B minor (1933)

Vladimir Alumäe (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Tubin: Kratt - Ballet Suite, Sumera: Opening and Pärt: Credo)
ESTONIAN RADIO ERCD 059 (2007)

Victor Pikaizen (violin)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Twilight. Dawn. Phantoms. In the Shade and in the Sunshine and The Singing Fields)
ANTES BM-CD 31.9123 (1999)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10 25087 004) (1987)

Elegia for Harp and String Orchestra (1931)

Tonu Kaljuste/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, 5 Pieces for String Orchestra, Neenia and Lyrical Suite)
ECM NEW SERIES 1745 (2008)

Peeter Lilje/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Twilight, Dawn. Phantoms. In the Shade and in the Sunshine and 5 Pieces for String Orchestra)
FORTE FD 0020/2 (1994)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10 25087 004) (1987)

Eluned Pierce (harp)/Neeme Järvi/Scottish National Orchestra
( + Dawn, 5 Pieces for String Orchestra and Raid: Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 8525 (1988)


Three Pieces for Flute and String Orchestra (1952) (orch. C. Coleman)

Maarika Järvi (flute)/Kristjan Järvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + E. Kapp: Flute Concerto, Flute Concertino and Espere: Flute Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
ESTONIAN RADIO PRODUCTIONS ERP 2009 (2009)


CATHARINUS ELLING
(1858-1942, NORWAY)

Born in Christiania (now Oslo). He studied piano and composition in Leipzig and in Berlin with Heinrich von Herzogenberg. In Christiania. he taught at the Conservatory where one of his pupils was as Fartein Valen. In addition, he was organist at Christiania's Old Church, worked as a music critic and, on a government grant, collected and arraged Norwegian folk songs. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and choral works as well as more than 200 songs. His other works for soloist and orchestra are: Air and Rococo for Cello and String Orchestra, Concertstück for Flute, String Orchestra and Timpani and Gavotte for Violin and Orchestra.

Violin Concerto (1918)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + String Quartet)
NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF CD 50021-2 (1989)


JENS LAURSON EMBØRG
(1876-1957, DENMARK)

Born in Ringe, Funen. He studied the organ and composition with Otto Malling. He composed a large body of works ranging from operas to solo organ pieces. His many orchestral works include a Piano Concerto (1947), Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 72 (1934), Cello Concerto, Op. 98 (1949), Organ Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 49 (1926) and 2, Op. 92 (1943) and Concerto for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 51 (1929).

Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 48 (1926)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Carl von Garaguly/Southern Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + Andersen: Violin Concerto, Thybo: Violin Concerto, N.V. Bentzon: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Holmboe: Chamber Concerto No. 9)
DANACORD DACOCD 469-70 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

 

EINAR ENGLUND
(1916-1999, FINLAND)

Born in Ljugarn, Gotland, Sweden. He studied composition with Bengt Carlson and Selim Palmgren as well as instrumentation with Leo Funtek at the Sibelius Academy. On a recommendation from Jean Sibelius, he continued his studies with Aaron Copland at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood. He worked as both a pianist and music critic and taught at the Sibelius Academy. In addition to his Concertos, he composed ballets and incidental music as well as many other works for orchestra and chamber groups including 6 Symphonies and a Serenade for Strings.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1955)

Einar Englund (piano)/Nils-Eric Fougstedt/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Madetoja: Okon Fuoko - Suite, Fougstedt: Angoscia.and Sibelius: Festivo)
FENNICA SS 7 (LP) (c. 1960)

Einar Englund (piano)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra
( + Heininen: Piano Concerto No. 3)
SIBELIUS ACADEMY SALP 2 (LP) (1982)

Izumi Tateno (piano)/Jorma Panula/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra;
( + Palmgren: Piano Concerto No. 2)
HMV (Finland) 5EO63 34471 (LP) (1971)

Matti Raekallio (piano)/Eri Klas/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Epinika)
ONDINE ODE 1015 (2003)

Niklas Sivelov (piano)/Jorma Panula/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4)
NAXOS 8.553758 (2000)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1974)

Matti Raekallio (piano)/Eri Klas/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Epinika)
ONDINE ODE 1015 (2003)

Violin Concerto (1981)

Kaija Saarikettu (violin)/Ulf Söderblom/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
FINLANDIA FACD 030 (1991)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA FAD 343) (1985)

Cello Concerto (1954)

Jan-Erik Gustafsson (cello)/Eri Klas/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
ONDINE ODE 951 (2000)

Flute Concerto (1985)

Mikael Helasvuo (flute)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Bergman: Birds in the Morning and Meriläinen: Visions and Whispers)
FINLANDIA FACD 385 (1990)

Clarinet Concerto (1990-1)

Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)/Lukas Foss/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + McKinley: Clarinet Concerto and Foss: Clarinet Concerto)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026 61902-2 (1996)


Concerto for 12 Cellos (1981)

Ulf Soderblöm/Finnish Cello Ensemble
( + Cello Sonata and Suite for Solo Cello)
FINLANDIA FACD 376 (1989)


AUGUST ENNA
(1859-1939, DENMARK)

Born in Nakskov, Lolland. He began to learn the violin and the piano and appeared as a music director in dramatic performances, for some of which he also composed the music. He then studied with Christian Schiørring (violin) and the organist Peter Rasmussen (theory). He became music director of Werner’s Theatrical Society, a provincial touring company and had composed his first opera, some piano music and other instrumental works, and a Symphony in C minor (c. 1886) which aroused Niels W. Gade’s interest. He went on to produce a series of operas that earned him considerable success and are still performed in Denmark today. He was granted the title of professor in 1908. He also composed ballets, incidental music, choral, vocal and piano works including 2 Symphonies.

Violin Concerto in D major (1897)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Carl von Garaguly/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1966)
( + Børresen: Violin Concerto, Lange-Muller: Violin Concerto, Salomon: Violin Concerto and Helsted: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 465-66 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

Kathrin Rabus (violin)/Hermann Bäumer/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Cleopatra Overture and Symphonic Fantasy)
CPO 777 674-2 (2014)


EBERHARD EYSER
(b. 1932, SWEDEN)


Born in Marienwerder, East Prussia, Germany (now Kwidzyn, Poland). He studied at Hannover's Akademie für Musik und .Theater, the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. Among his teachers were Fritz von Bloh, Hermann Scherchen, Bruno Maderna and Iannis Xenakis. He has been a violist in orchestras in Germany and Sweden, where he has lived since 1961. His compositions include orchestral, chamber, wind, vocal and electronic music, as well as chamber operas and ballet music. Among his concertante works is a Piano Concerto (1990), Concerto for Piano and Winds "Tripiko" (1974)
and Concertino for Horn and Chamber Orchestra (1971).

Colludo for Percussion and String Orchestra (2003)

Markus Leoson (marimba)/Uppsala Chamber Soloists
( + Chini: Piano Concerto, Norssken, M. Larson: Lucifer, Solyom: Concert Piece for Drums and Strings, Söderberg: Marimba Concertino, Lindgren: Open Door and Morthenson: Sonora - Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra)
NOSAG RECORDS CD 162 (2009)


SEBASTIAN FAGERLUND
(b. 1972, FINLAND)

He studied the violn at the Turku Conservatory and went on to composition studies at the Utrecht School of Arts, Netherlands, with Ton Lambij and at the Sibelius Academy with Erkki Jokinen. He has also attended several masterclasses in composing led by Michael Jarrel, Magnus Lindberg, Ivan Fedele and others. He works as a freelance composer. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His catalogue also includes a Violin Concerto (2012) and several shorter concertante works.

Clarinet Concerto (2005-6)

Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet)/Dmitri Slobodeniouk/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Partita and Isola)
BIS SACD-1780 (2011)

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (2004)

Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo (saxophone)/Dmitri SlobodenioukChamber Orchestra Avanti!
( + Haapanen: Saxophone Concerto, Nordgren: Phantasme and Aho: Chamber Symphony No. 3)
JASE CD 0042 (2005)



ÖRJAN FAHLSTRÖM
(b. 1953, SWEDEN)

Born in Sandviken, Gävleborg County. He started his university education as a classical percussionist and later went on to study classical composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He became a well-known jazz musician and formed his own band. Since 2005, he is Professor in jazz composition and arranging at the Royal Collage of Music in Stockholm where he also is head of department for composition and conducting.

"Animations," Concerto for Organ and Big Band (1991)

Hans-Ola Ericsson (organ)/Orjan Falhstrom/Norrbotten Big Band
( + big-band jazz selections)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 75 (1994)


JOHN FERNSTRÖM
(1897-1961, SWEDEN)

Born in Ichang, China, the son of missionaries. When he was 10, his family returned to Sweden and he studied the violin at the Malmö Conservatory. His violin studies continued with Max Schlüter in Copenhagen and with Issay Barmas in Berlin. In addition, he studied composition in Copenhagen with Peder Gram and composition as well as conducting at the Sondershausen Conservatory in Germany. He worked as a violinist and conductor and later founded and headed the Lund Conservatory. He composed operas as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal music. Remaining unrecorded are his Violin Concertos Nos. 1 in B Major, Op. 5 (c. 1925) and 2, Op. 95 (1952), Viola Concerto, Op. 34 (1937), Cello Concerto, Op. 49 (1940) and Chaconne in G minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 31c (1937).

Clarinet Concerto, Op. 30 (1936)

Karin Dornbusch (clarinet)/Petri Sakari/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Kaipainen: Clarinet Concerto and Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto)
CAPRICE CAP 21649 (2006)


Bassoon Concertino, Op. 80 (1946)

Anders Engström (bassoon)/Thord Svedlund/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Brendler: Divertimento, Berwald: Konzertstück: Concertino and Crusell: Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 015 (1995)

Concertino for Flute, Choir and Orchestra, Op. 52 (1937-42)

Erik Holmstedt (flute)/Sten Frykberg/Stockholm Radio Orchestra
( + Larsson: Violin Concerto and Blomdahl: Pastoral Suite)
TELESTAR 11014/LONDON INTERNATIONAL TW 9091 (1955)
( + Larsson: Violin Concerto and Von Koch: Oxberg Variations)
TURNABOUT TV-S 34498 (1974) (LP)

Susanne Hörberg (flute)/Mikko Franck/Swedish Radio Women's Choir/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Capriccious Troubadour Suite)
PHONO SUECIA PCSD 706 (1999)



KJELL FLEM
(b. 1943, NORWAY)


Born in Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal County. He studied for his cantor degree at the Music Conservatories in Oslo and Bergen. After his début as organist in 1968, he was awarded a state grant for further studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, where he studied organ under Enzio Forsblom and composition under Einar Englund and Einojuhani Rautavaara. He later received a scholarship from St. Olaf College, Minnesota and Northern Illinois University in the United States of America, where he completed his Bachelor of Music degree and Master of Music degrees in theory and composition. He has written symphonic, chamber and solo instrumental works. He also wrote a Cello Concerto (2005).

Piano Concerto (1992)

Sergei Ouryvaev (piano)/Alexander Kantorov/St. Petersberg State Symphony Orchestra
( + Solar Wind and Ultima Thule)
AURORA ACD 5026 (2002)



JONAS FORSSELL
(b. 1957, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He studied composition and orchestration at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Hans Eklund and Arne Mellnäs, as well as jazz and arranging with Bengt-Arne Wallin. He has performed as a clarinetist and saxophonist in various genres and artistic director of the Norrland Opera, but now is a freelance composer. He has composed operas and many other works in both classical and jazz genres.

"In the Beginning," Concerto for Basset Clarinet and Orchestra (2001-6)

Staffan Mårtensson (clarinet)/Tuomas Ollila/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Eklund: Musica da Camera VII, Edström: Already Morning!, Söderberg: Wrong Music 2, V. Dahl: Lunch-break of a Faun, Lidholm: Amicizia: Sandström: There is a Bluer Sky, a Wall with Roses and Improvisation to PW)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 168 (2006)

 

JOHN FRANDSEN
(b. 1956, DENMARK)

Born in Aalborg. He studied at Aarhus University and the Jutland Academy of Music with Hans Abrahamsen and Karl Aage Rasmussen. Afterwards, he studied conducting at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He has taught composition at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense and is the organist at the Stavnsholt Church in Farumhe also works as an orchestral and choral conductor while holding several positions in Danish musical institutions. He has written operas, orchestral and instrumental music as well as vocal music for both choir and soloists.

Cello Concerto "Hymn to the Ice Queen" (1998)

Svend Winslov (cello)/Christian Eggen/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Amalie: Suite and At the Yellow Emperor's Time)
DACAPO 8.226508 (2004)



OTTO FREUDENTHAL
(b. 1934, SWEDEN)

Born in Gothenburg into a musical family. As a youth, he learned the piano, trumpet, trombone and tuba, and later studied at Trinity College of Music, London. He then taught at that school and toured as a concert pianist and became Otto Klemperer's assistant. Returning to Sweden, he taught at various schools and established himself as a conductor and composer. He has composed a large catalogue of orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works, including a a Viola Concerto (1982).

Concert Piece for Trombone, Percussion and String Orchestra (1979)

Marius Bjorkland (trombone)/Heinz Freudenthal/Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Intermezzo, Larsson: Trombone Concertino, Lunden: Blaset, ihr Musikanten! and Y. Skold: Passacaglia da Chiesa)
COLOSSEUM COL 0594 (LP) (1983)

Intermezzo for French Horn and String Orchestra (1982)

Wilfried Kruger (horn)/Heinz Freudenthal/Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Concert Piece, Larsson: Trombone Concertino, Lunden: Blaset, ihr Musikanten! and Y. Skold: Passacaglia da Chiesa))
COLOSSEUM COL 0594 (LP) (1983)


JOHANNES FRØHLICH
(1806-1860, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied with Claus Schall and Friedrich Kuhlau. He worked as a violinist at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen before becoming its chief conductor and co-founded The Danish Music Society and was its first chairman. He composed ballets, concertos, a symphony, chamber music and pieces for violin. Among his other works are at least 3 Violin Concertos (Op. 3, 1825, Op. 7, c. 1825, Op. 30, 1829), a Concertino for Violin and Horn, Op. 20 (1827) and an Introduction and Polonaise for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 6 (c. 1825).

Violin Concertino in D major, Op. 14 (1826)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Carl von Garaguly/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Schall: Violin Concerto, Grøndahl: Violin Concerto, E. Hartmann: Violin Concerto, Wellejus: Violin Concerto and Gade: Capriccio)
DANACORD DACOCD 461-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

 


GUNNAR DE FRUMERIE
(1908-1987, SWEDEN)

Born in Nacka, Stockholm County. After initially studying piano in Stockholm and Vienna, he then studied under Alfred Cortot in Paris. He continued at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm. His composition teachers were Ernst Ellberg in Stockholm, Erwin Stein in Vienna and Leonid Sabaneyev in Paris. He subsequently taught the piano from 1945 to 1974 at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His Piano Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 3 (1929) and 2, Op. 17 (1935), Trumpet Concerto, Op. 52 (1959) and Concertino for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 78 (1977) have not been recorded.

Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 46 (1953)

Gunnar de Frumerie and Judith de Frumerie-Malmquist (pianos)/Issay Dobrowen/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1953)
(included in collection: "De Frumerie Plays De Frumerie")
CAPRICE CAP 21535 (3 CDs) (1998)

Violin Concerto, Op. 19 (1936, rev. 1975-6)

Tobias Ringborg (violin)/Gunnar de Frumerie/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Symphonic Variations)
CAPRICE CAP21644 (2003)

Cello Concerto, Op. 81 (1949, rev. 1984)

Mats Lidström (cello)/Gunnar de Frumerie/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Symphonic Variations)
CAPRICE CAP21644 (2003)

Clarinet Concerto, Op. 51 (1958)

Kjell Fagéus (clarinet)/Eri Klas/The Royal Orchestra, Stockholm
( + Larsson: Clarinet Concertino, Mozart : Basset Clarinet Concerto and Crusell: Aria from "Den lilla slavinnan")
OPUS 3 8801 (1988)

Horn Concerto, Op. 70 (1971-2)

Ib Lanzky-Otto (horn)/Stig Westerberg/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations and Musica per Nove)
CAPRICE CAP 21400 (1990)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1103) (1976)

Trombone Concerto, Op. 82 (1986) (arranged from Cello Concerto)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Leif Segerstam/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Grøndahl: Trombone Concerto, F. David: Trombone Concerto and Guilmant: Morceau Symphonique)
BID CD-378 (1993)

Symphonic Ballad for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 31 (1944)

Gunnar de Frumerie (piano)/Tor Mann/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1950)
(included in collection: "De Frumerie Plays De Frumerie")
CAPRICE CAP 21535 (3 CDs) (1998)

Variations and Fugue for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 11 (1932)

Gunnar de Frumerie (piano)/Sten Frykberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1951)
(included in collection: "De Frumerie Plays De Frumerie")
CAPRICE CAP 21535 (3 CDs) (1998)

László Simon (piano)/Yuri Ahronovitch/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto and Musica per Nove)
CAPRICE CAP 21400 (1990)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1242) (1984)


Concertino for Oboe, String Orchestra, Harp and Percussion, Op. 54 (1960)

Alf Nilsson (oboe)/Sven Verde/Musica Sveciae
( + Larsson: Oboe Concertino and Roman: Oboe Concerto)
FERMAT FLPS 10 (LP) (1980).

Pastoral Suite for Flute, Harp and String Orchestra, Op. 13b (1933, orch. 1941)

Berndt Andersson (flute)/Marie Eriksson (harp)/Göran W. Nilson/Orebro Chamber Orchestra
( + Wiren: Serenade for Strings, Brant: Sinfonia D minor, Hakanson: Serenade, Rangstrom: Un Petit Rien, Lidholm: Concerto for String and O.Lindberg: Adagio)
BLUEBELL ABCD 019 (1988)

Gunilla von Bahr (flute)/Jan-Olav Wedin/Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Liebeslied, Kreisler: 3 Melodies, Tomasi: Le Petit Chevrier Corse, Honegger: Danse de la Chevre, Bizet: L'Arlesienne - Intermezzo, Anonymous: Greensleeves, CPE Bach: Duo in G major for Flute and Violin, Trio in F for Bass Flute, Viola and Basso Continuo, Boccherini: Flute Quintet, Ginastera: Impressions de la Puna for Flute and String Quartet and Rachmaninov: Vocalilse for Flute and Organ)
BIS CD-175 (1993)

Sarah Lindloff (flute)/Petter Sundkvist/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Larsson: Lyric Fantasy, Little Serenade, Adagio, Atterberg: Suite No. 3, Blomdahl: Adagio and Variations and Rangström: Divertimento)
NAXOS 8.553715 (1995)

Göran Marcusson (flute)/Thord Svedlund/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Atterberg: Adagio Amoroso, Nystroem: Partita, Alfvén: Bergakungen - Vallflickans Dans and arrangements for flute and orchestra of works by: Peterson-Berger
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 018 (1993)

Börje Morelius (flute)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Trio No. 2, Chaconne for Piano and Songs)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SCD 1022 (1988)
(oringinal LP release: SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT 33167) (1965)

Kathleen Rudolph (flute)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + Riisager: Little Overture, Sibelius: Rakastava, Larsson: Pastoral Suite, A Winter's Tale, Wirén: Serenade for Strings - March and Grieg:
Two Lyric Pieces)
CBC RECORDS SMCD 5157 (1996)



AXEL GADE
(1860-1921, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen, the son of Niels Wilhelm Gade. He studied with his father at the Royal Danish Conservatory and also with Joseph Joachim in Berlin. He was a violinist and conductor. In addition to his Violin Concertos, he composed an opera as well as chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major (1889)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Aksel Wellejus/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + N. Gade: Violin Concerto, Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Riisager: Violin Concerto and Malling: Fantasia)
DANACORD DACOCD 467-8 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

Violin Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 10 (1899)

Christina Åstrand (violin)/Iona Brown/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra
( + N. Gade: Capriccio, Mariotta Overture, Hamlet Overture and Echoes of Ossian Overture)
DANACORD DACOCD510 (2001)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Jens Schroder/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Gram: Violin Concerto, Holm: Violin Concerto, Langgaard: Violin Concerto and Svendsen: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 463-4 (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)


NIELS WILHELM GADE
(1817-1890, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied the violin with F.T. Wexschall and theory and composition with A.P. Berggreen. Working at first as a violinist, his Symphony No. 1 was conducted to great acclaim by Felix Mendelssohn in Leipzig where he stayed on as Mendelssohn's assistant conductor of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and as a teacher at the Conservatory. After succeeding Mendelssohn at the Gewandhaus, he returned to Copenhagen as a conductor and teacher of music history and composition. He is considered Denmark's greatest composer before Carl Nielsen. He composed prolifically and his output includes ballets, cantatas and other vocal music as well as many orchestral works, including 8 Symphonies. His son, Axel Gade, was also a composer.

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 56 (1880)

Christina Åstrand (violin)/John Storgårds/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lange-Müller: Violin Concerto and Langgaard: Violin Concerto)
DACAPO 6.220562 (2009)

Anton Kontra (violin)/Carl von Garaguly/Sjælland Symphony Orchestra
( + Capriccio)
HMV (Denmark) 1394931 (LP) (1983)

Anton Kontra (violin)/Paavo Järvi/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
BIS CD-1835-6 (5 CDs) (2010)
(original release: BIS CD-672) (1995)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Ole Schmidt/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1966)
( + A. Gade: Violin Concerto No. 1, Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Riisager: Violin Concerto and Malling: Fantasia)
DANACORD DACOCD 467-8 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

Capriccio in A minor for Violin and Orchestra (1878)

Christina Åstrand (violin)/Iona Brown/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mariotta Overture, Hamlet Overture, Echoes of Ossian Overture and A. Gade: Violin Concerto No. 2, )
DANACORD DACOCD510 (2001)

Anton Kontra (violin)/John Frandsen/Tivoli Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
HMV (Denmark) 1394931 (LP) (1983)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Carl von Garaguly/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Schall: Violin Concerto, Grøndahl: Violin Concerto, E. Hartmann: Violin Concerto, Wellejus: Violin Concerto and Frøhlich: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 461-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

Hideko Udagawa (violin)/Martyn Brabbins/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Ysaÿe: Mazurka, Saltarelle Carnavalesque, Tchaikovsky : Sérénade Mélancolique, Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasy on 2 Russian Themes and Joachim: Variations)
SIGNUM SIGCD 224 (2010)


GÖRAN GAMSTORP
(b. 1957, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He began to play the cello as a youth and later studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where his composition teachers included Sven-David Sandström and Pär Lindgren. He also attended Franco Donatoni’s composition course in Sienna. He has composed, mostly on commission, an opera, a ballet, orchestral, chamber, vocal, choral and electronic works.

Oboe Concerto "Pulselife" (1991-5)

Helen Jahren (oboe)/Arno Volmer/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + At the End of the Beginning, Ekstrom: Oboe Concerto, The Accelerating Piece of Ice, Börtz: Oboe Concerto and Kithairon)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 128 (2001)



LUCIJA GARUTA
(1902-1978, LATVIA)

Born in Riga. At the Latvian Conservatory, she studied piano with Marijas Žilinskas, orchestration with Janis Medinš, harmony with Jekabs Medinš and music history with Jekabs Karklinš. Afterwards, at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, she studied piano with Alfred Cortot, composition with Paul Dukas and orchestration with Paul Le Flem. She then worked as a pianist at the Riga Opera and Riga Radio and then had a long and distinguished academic career at the Riga People's Conservatory and the Latvian Conservatory as a teacher of music theory, piano and composition. She composed an opera, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor (1951)

Hermanis Brauns (piano)/Edgars Tons/Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 3 Preludes)
MELODIYA D 010989-90 (LP) (1962)


EDMUNDS GOLDŠTEINS
(1927-2008, LATVIA)

Born, in Liepaja. He began piano lessons at the age of ten and continued studying at the Liepaja People’s Conservatory. Later he moved to Riga to attend the Latvian State Conservatory where he studied composition and theory with Jazeps Vitols. After World War II, he continued his composition studies at the Jazeps Medinš Music College with Valentins Utkins and Mendelis Bašs and and at the Latvian State Conservatory with Adolfs Skulte. He played the piano with various popular and jazz orchestras and was also an accompanist at the Latvian State Conservatory and the Latvian Academy of Music. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works as well as jazz and popular music, including a rock opera. His concertante catalogue includes a Piano Concerto (1960), Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (1997) and a Concerto for French Horn and String Orchestra (1972).

Cello Concerto (1963)

Mâris Villerušs (cello)/Aleksandrs Vilumanis/Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Ivanovs: Cello Concerto)
MELODIYA S10-16647-8 (LP) (1981)


BENIAMINAS GORBULSKIS
(1925-1986, LITHUANIA)

Born in Kaunas. He studied composition at the Lithuanian Conservatory with Eduardas Balsys. He became one of the first Lithuanian composers to experiment with dodecaphony. he composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works including many jazz pieces and popular songs. Among his numerous unrecorded concertante works are the following: Concerto-Fantasia for Harp and Orchestra (1957), Flute Concerto No. 1 (1953), Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 (1959), 2 (1976) and 3 (1984), Bassoon Concerto (1952), Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra (1967), Alto Saxophone Concerto (1969), Concerto Poem for Horn and Orchestra (1967), Concerto Poem for Trumpet and Orchestra (1965), Concerto for Violin, Wind Quintet, Timpani, Percussion and String Orchestra (1970) and Concerto for Double Bass, Wind Quintet, Timpani, Xylophone and String Orchestra (1967).

Flute Concerto No. 2 (1964)

Augustas Armonas (flute)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto-Fantasia for Oboe and Orchestra and Bražinskas: Piano Concerto)
MELODIYA D 27987-8 (LP) (1970)


Concerto-Fantasia for Oboe and Orchestra (1966)


Juozas Rimas (oboe)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Žigaitis: Youth Overture and Raciunas: Symphony No. 6)
MELODIYA 33D 020727-8 (LP) (1967)
( + Flute Concerto No. 2 and Bražinskas: Piano Concerto)
MELODIYA D 27987-8 (LP) (1970)


Trombone Concerto No. 1 (1963)

S. Palyukas (trombone)/Margarita Dvarionaite/Lithuanian State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Barkauskas: Three Aspects)
MELODIYA D 28809-10 (LP) (1970)



PEDER GRAM
(1881-1956, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied at the Leipzig Conservatory under Stephan Krehl, Arthur Nikisch and Hans Sitt. He worked as a conductor in Copenhagen and led the performances of the Dansk Koncertforening (Danish Concert Association) and later was Director of Music at Radio Copenhagen. He composed 3 Symphonies as well as other orchestral, chamber and instrumental works.

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 20 (1919)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Carl von Garaguly/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + A. Gade: Violin Concerto No. 2, Holm: Violin Concerto, Langgaard: Violin Concerto and Svendsen: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 463-4 (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

 

LARS GRAUGAARD
(b. 1957, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He received a degree in flute performance from The Royal Danish Academy of Music and a PhD from Oxford Brookes University in interactive music. Although he has received no formal training in composition, he actively pursues a double career as a composer and flautist. In addition, he is known as a media artist and sonologist. He is the composer of contemporary experimental music, who doubles as electronica performer using the alias "Lars from Mars."

"The Hand, Unveiled," Sinfonia Concertante for Harp and Orchestra (1986-, rev. 1996)

Sofia Asuncion Claro (harp)/Sergio Cárdenas/Filarmónica de Querétaro
( + Ophelia in the Garden, Blak: Harpan and Maegaard: Jeu Mosaïque)
TUTL FKT 13 (1999)

Ophelia in the Garden for Harp and String Orchestra (1989)

Sofia Asuncion Claro (harp)/Sergio Cárdenas/Filarmónica de Querétaro
( + The Hand, Unveiled, Blak: Harpan and Maegaard: Jeu Mosaïque)
TUTL FKT 13 (1999)


"To Forget You Is to Forget My Name," Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (1998)

Lars Graugaard (flute)/Tsung Yeh/Hong Kong Sinfonietta
(included in collection: "Highlights from the ISCM Word Music Days 2002, Hong Kong")
ISCM 2507/8-2 (2-CD set) (2002)




EDVARD GRIEG
(1843-1907, NORWAY)

Born in Bergen. After being taught piano by his mother, he went to the Leipzig Conservatory at the age of 15 to study music, where his teachers included Ignaz Moscheles and Carl Reinecke. He then lived in Copenhagen and came under the influence of Niels W. Gade, who encouraged him to compose a symphony, and there he also met fellow Norwegian composer Rikard Nordraak who inspired Grieg to champion the cause of Norwegian music. He went on to become his country's greatest and most famous composer, who excelled in many genres including orchestral, chamber, solo piano, vocal and choral.

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (1868-72, rev. 1906-7)

Adrian Aeschbacher (piano)/Leopold Ludwig/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DG16075 (LP) (1955)

Dmitri Alexeyev (piano)/Yuri Temirkanov/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 764451-2 (1990)

Géza Anda (piano)/Rafael Kubelik/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON THE ORIGINALS 474838-2 (2004)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 138888) (1964)

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)/Mariss Jansons/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
EMI RECOMMENDS 503419-2 (2007)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 57486-2) (2003)

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)/Dmitri Kitayenko/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( +12 Lyric Pieces)
VIRGIN CLASSICS RED LINE 232286-2 (2012)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 791198-2) (1991)

Claudio Arrau (piano)/Sir Colin Davis/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
PHILIPS 420874-2 (1990)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 9500 891) (1981)

Claudio Arrau (piano)/Christoph von Dohnányi/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
PHILIPS 4260 792 (1989)
(original LP release: PHILIPS SAL 3452/PHILIPS 900047) (1964)

Claudio Arrau (piano)/Alceo Galliera/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and Chopin: Allegro de Concert)
TESTAMENT SBT 1233 (2002)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33CX1531/ANGEL 35561) (1958)

Winifred Atwell (piano)/Stanford Robinson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Solo Piano Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Falla, Liszt, Rachmaninov and Sinding)
VOCALION CDLK 4285 (2005)
(original LP release: DECCA LF1206) (1955)

Gina Bachauer (piano)/George Weldon/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Norwegian Dances and Lyric Suite)
HMV CONCERT CLASSICS SXL 20025/SERAPHIM S-60032 (LP) (1960)

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)/Sir John Barbirolli/New Symphony Orchestra of London (rec. 1933)
(included in collection: "Backhaus")
MEMBRAN/ARTONE 222362 (4 CDs) (2006)

Kjell Baekkelund (piano)/Odd Grüner-Hegge/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (rec.1959)
( + Peer Gynt: Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Lyric Suite: Norwegian Rustic March and 2 Elegiac Melodies: The Last Spring)
RCA VICTOR 60+ 60832-2/RCA VICTOR SILVER SEAL VD 60538 (1991)
(original LP release: RCA VICTROLA VICS-1167 {1964)}/RCA CAMDEN CV 5019) (1967)

Leopoldo Betancourt (piano)/Eduardo Marturet/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
CHRISTIAN FELDGEN MUSIC CMF15 (2002)

Sondra Bianca (piano)/Hans Jurgen-Walther/Hamburg Philharmonic (Pro Musica) Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1)
PARLOPHONE PMC 1034/MGM E 3278 (LP) (1956)

Idil Biret (piano)/Antoni Wit/Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
IBA/NAXOS 8.571270 (2009)

Felicja Blumental (piano)/Hans Swarowsky/Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra
( + Fauré: Fantasie and Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole)
BRANA RECORDS BR 015 (2006)
(original LP release: VOX PL 511780) (1961)

Jorge Bolet (piano)/Riccardo Chailly/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
DECCA 417112-2) (1986)

Yuri Boukoff (piano)/Artur Rodzinski/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR 506 (2011)
(original LP release: WESTMINSTER XWN 18231 (LP) (1956)

Jens Harald Bratlie (piano)/Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 2 Elegiac Melodies, 2 Melodies for Strings and 2 Norwegian Melodies for Strings)
NORSK KULTURADS NKF 50003 (1995)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURADS NKF 30046) (1981)

Anita Chen (piano)/Dmitri Yablonsky/Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Conus: Violin Concerto and Markov: Formosa Suite - Excerpts)
BEL AIR MUSIC BAM 2039 (2006)

Sa Chen (piano)/ Lawrence Foster/Gulbenkian Orchestra
( + Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2)
PENTATONE PTC 5186444 (2011)

Wendy Fang Chen (piano)/Kurt Sanderling/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and W. Chen: Pas De Deux)
CIRRUS CRSCD 110 (1990)

Shura Cherkassky (piano)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
WORLD RECORD ST 559 (LP) (1966)

Van Cliburn (piano)/Kiril Kondrashin/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1958)
(included in collection: "Van Cliburn in Moscow")
MELODIYA MEL CD 10 01627 (5 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: MELODIYA SM 03511-2) (1972)

Van Cliburn (piano)/Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
RCA VICTOR GOLD SEAL 078635-7834-2) (1990)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR RED SEAL LSC-3065/RCA SB 6810) (1969)

France Clidat (piano)/Zdenek Macal/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Franck: Symphonic Variations)
FORLANE UCD16673 (1992)
(original LP release: FORLANE UM 3536) (1979)

Clifford Curzon (piano)/Anatole Fistoulari/London Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Original Masters - Clifford Curzon Volume 2")
DECCA ORIGINAL MASTERS 475084-2 (4 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT2057/LONDON LLP 512) (1952)

Clifford Curzon (piano)/Øivin Fjeldstad/London Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Original Masters - Clifford Curzon Volume 3")
DECCA ORIGINAL MASTERS 475678-6 (6 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 2173/LONDON CS 6157) (1960)

Halina Czerny-Stefanska (piano)/Jan Krenz/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2)
MUZA XL 0107 (LP) (1958)

György Cziffra (piano)/György Cziffra Jr./Budapest Symphony Orchestra
( + Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2)
EMI CLASSICS ENCORE 74732-2 (2002)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA STUDIO TWO 313) (1969)

György Cziffra (piano)/Zoltan Rozsnyai/Budapest Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue)
HUNGAROTON HCD 32134 (2002)
(original LP release: QUALITON 153) (1955)

György Cziffra (piano)/Georges Tzipine/Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (rec. 1959)
( + Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, Hungarian Fantasy, Lully: Gavotte and Rondoni and D. Scarlatti: Sonata, K 96)
ICA CLASSICS ICAC 5079 (2012)

György Cziffra (piano)/André Vandernoot/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1957-8)
( + Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
URANIA URN 22356 (2008)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 301/ANGEL S-35738) (1959)

Michel Dalberto (piano)/Jean-Bernard Pommier/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + R. Strauss: Burleske and Franck: Symphonic Variations)
DENON CO 75258 (1993)

Bella Davidovich (piano)/Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Holberg Suite and Lyric Suite)
NAXOS 8.571206 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3091) (1993)

Arthur De Greef (piano)/Landon Ronald/Royal Albert Hall Orchestra (rec. 1927)
( + Solo Piano Works by Chopin, Liszt and Moszkowski)
PEARL GEM 080 (2000)

Love Derwinger (piano)/Jun'ichi Hirokami/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (original version)
( + Solo Piano Works)
BIS CD-619 (1993)

Pascal Devoyon (piano)/Jerzy Maksymiuk/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
EMI NATIONAL GALLERY COLLECTION 705119-2 (2012)
(original CD release: CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CDCFP 4574) (1990)

Marta Deyanova (piano)/Russlan Raichev/Plovdiv Phillharmonic Orchestra
( + Norwegian Dance No. 2, Peer Gynt: Excerpts, Wedding day at Trolhaugen and 2 Lyric Pieces)
SANCTUARY RSN 3092 (2007)
(original LP release: BALKANTON BCA 1765) (1980s)

Shani Diluka (piano)/Eivind Gullberg Jensen/Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine
( + Lyric Pieces)
MIRARE MIR 026 (2007)

Ania Dorfmann (piano)/Erich Leinsdorf/Robin Hood Dell Orchestra
( + Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR 176 (2009)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR BLUEBIRD LBC 1043) (1955)

Francois-René Duchable (piano)/Theodor Guschlbauer/Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
( + Symphony in C minor)
APEX 460458-2 (2003)
(original CD release: ERATO 2292-45238-2) (1986)

Severin Eisenberger (piano)/Alexander von Kreisler/Cincinnati Conservatory Orchestra (rec. 1938)
( + Solo Piano Works)
PEARL GEMM CD 9933 (1992)

Philippe Entremont (piano)/Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and Introduction and Allegro Appassionato)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 46543 (1991)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6016/CBS S 61040 ) (1959)

Richard Farrell, (piano)/George Weldon/Hallé Orchestra
( +, Ballade, Norwegian Folksongs Nos. 14 and 17, Lyric Pieces, Brahms: Ballades, Waltzes and Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1)
ATOLL 208 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original LP release: PYE CCL30 104 {1957}/(MERCURY SR 90126) (1959)

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Lyric Suite)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10175X (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8723) (1990)

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Geoffrey Simon/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1986)
( + Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 and Josephs: Fanfare)
GALA ZIE ACX901 (1992)

Sergio Fiorentino (piano)/Arthur Dennington/The London Concert Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2)
CONCERT ARTIST CACD 9199-2 (2002)

Leon Fleisher (piano)/George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
SONY GREAT PERFORMANCES SK 92751 (2005)
(original LP release: EPIC BC-1080/PHILIPS FONTANA EFL 2509 ) (1960)

Justus Frantz (piano)/Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto and Weber: Concertstuck)
BIG BEN 871009 (1987)

Nelson Freire (piano)/Rudolf Kempe/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
CBS ODYSSEY MBK 46269 (1991)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-7396) (1969)

Ignaz Friedman (piano)/Philippe Gaubert/Orchestra (rec. 1928)
( + Chopin: Mazurkas, Nocturne No. 2 and Liszt: La Campanella)
OPUS KURA OPK 2009 (2002)
( + Solo Piano Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Friedman, Mendelssohn, Mittler, Rubinstein and Suk)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110686 (2007)

Nodar Gabunia (piano)/Jansug Kakhidze/Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra
( + Holberg Suite and 2 Norwegian Melodies)
HIGH DEFINITION CLASSICS INF 28 (2001)

Valentin Gheorghiu (piano)/Cristian Mandeal/Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and Franck: Symphonic Variations)
ELECTRECORD ECD 251 (2004)
(original LP release: ELECTRECORD ST ECE 03108) (1984)

Walter Gieseking (piano)/Robert Heger/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1944) (conducting formerly attributed to Wilhelm Furtwängler)
( + Pfitzner: Piano Concerto)
MUSIC & ARTS CD-4925 (2000)

Walter Gieseking (piano)/Herbert von Karajan/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and Franck: Symphonic Variations)
EMI CLASSICS 66597-2 (2001)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33C1003/COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4028) (1952)

Walter Gieseking (piano)/Hans Rosbaud/Berlin State Opera Orchestra (rec. 1937)
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and Franck: Symphonic Variations)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111110 (2006)

Emil Gilels (piano)/Eugen Jochum/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1979)
(included in collection: "Centenaire Eugen Jochum ")
TAHRA TAH 474-477 (4 CDs) (2002)

Jakob Gimpel (piano)/Arthur Rother/Berlin Symphony Orchestra (rec. c. 1959)
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
OPERA ST 1930 (c. 1960)/MARITIM KLASSIK 47472 NK (LP) (1977)

Håvard Gimse (piano)/Bjarte Engeset/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonic Dances and In Autumn Overture)
NAXOS 8.557279 (2004)

Stewart Goodyear (piano)/Stanislav Bogunia/Czech National Symphony
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1)
STEINWAY AND SONS STNS30035 (2014)

Enrique Graf (piano)/Kyung-Soo Won/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Liszt: Piano Sonata)
INTERSOUND 3539 (1995)

Percy Grainger (piano)/John Hopkins/Sydney Symphony Orchestra (soloist from Duo-Art piano rolls - 1921)
( + Grainger: Country Gardens, Molly on the Shore, Handel in the Strand, Earl One Morning, Shepherd's Hey and Londonderry Air)
RCA VICTOR (Australia) RL 10168 (LP) (1978

Percy Grainger (piano)/Leopold Stokowski/Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1945)
( + Molly on the Shore, In a Nutshell Suite, Schumann: Symphonic Etudes and Romance No. 2)
MUSIC & ARTS CD-4089 (2001)
(original LP release: DESMAR IPA508) (1977)

Dan Grigore (piano)/Emil Simon/Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No, 1)
ELECTRECORD ECD 117 (2004)
(original LP release: ELECTRECORD ST-ECE 03590) (1988)

Horacio Gutierrez (piano)/Klaus Tennstedt/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
HMV ASD 3521/ANGEL SQ-37510 (LP) (1978)

Francois-Frédéric Guy (piano)/Neeme Järvi/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dvorak: : Cello Concerto)
BBC MUSIC MAGIZINE BBC MM211 (2001)

Fujiko Hemming (piano)/Heiko-Mathias Förster/Munich Symphony Orchestra
( + Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1)
DOMO RECORDS 73096 (2009)

Ludwig Hoffmann (piano)/Horst Stein/Bamberg SO
( + Chopin: 3 Etudes)
EUROPA KLASSIK EX 1217 (LP) (1976)

Stephen Hough (piano)/Andrew Litton/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Liszt: Piano Concertos No. 1 and 2)
HYPERION CDA: 67824 (2011)

Peter Jablonski (piano)/Peter Maag/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 480048-2 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: DECCA 443174-2) (1994)

Judit James (piano)/Eduardo Mata/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Holberg Suite, Lyric Suite and 2 Elegiac Melodies)
ASV QUICKSILVA ASQ 6176 (1996)
(original LP release: ENIGMA K 53564) (1978)

Jénö Jandó (piano)/Antal Jancsovics/Hungarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Ravel: Piano Concerto in G)
HUNGAROTON WHITE LABEL HRC 183 (1991)
(original CD release: HUNGAROTON SLPX 11710) (1975)

Jénö Jandó (piano)/András Ligeti/Budapest Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1988)
( + Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 2)
NAXOS 8.553267 (1996)
(original CD release: NAXOS 8.550118) (1992)

Jénö Jandó (piano)/János Sándor/Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
LASERLIGHT 15 617 (1989)

Alexander Jenner (piano)/Odd Grùner-Hegge/Bavarian Rasio Symphony Orchestra
( + 2 Elegiac Melodies)
WORLD RECORDS TP 63 (1963)/MACE S-9064 ( + Holberg Suite) (LP) (1967)

Grant Johannesen (piano)/Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
VOX MWCD 7121 (c. 1985)
(original LP release: TURNABOUT QTV-S 34624) (1976)

Grant Johannesen (piano)/Walter Goehr/Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Holberg Suite)
MUSICAL MASTERPIECE SOCIETY MMS 2002 (LP) (c. 1955)

Eileen Joyce (piano)/John Frandsen/Royal Danish Orchestra
( + Melody in A minor and Nocturne in C)
SAGA XID 5027 (1960)/FELIX LP 3303 (LP) (1958)

Felicitas Karrer (piano)/Kurt Woss/Viennese Symphony Society Orchestra
REMINGTON 199-3 (LP) (1951)

Julius Katchen (piano)/István Kertész/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1962)
(included in collection: "The Art Of Julius Katchen Volume 4")
DECCA 460831-2 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL6028/LONDON CS 6336) (1962)

Peter Katin (piano)/Sir Colin Davis/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Litolff: Concerto Symphonique No. 4 - Scherzo)
OLYMPIA OCD 235 (1989)
(original LP release: DECCA ACE OF CLUBS ACL183/RICHMOND 29061 (1963)

Peter Katin (piano)/Sir John Pritchard/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP I60 (LP) (1971)

Cyprien Katsaris (piano)/Horst Neumann/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1977)
( + Lyric Pieces, Hommage à Chopin and Peer Gynt: Morning)
PIANO 21 028 (2010)

Mindru Katz (piano)/Sergiu Comission/Israel Broadcast Authority Orchestra (rec. 1962)
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
CEMBAL D’AMOUR CD171 (2013)

Audun Kayser (piano)/Karsten Anderson/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt: Solveig´s Song and Morning Mood, Symphonic Dance No.2 and The Last Spring)
TROLDHAUGEN TROLD 03 (1985)

Eva Knardahl (piano)/Kjell Ingebretsen/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Norwegian Dances, 2 Melodies for Strings and 6 Norwegian Mountain Tunes)
BIS CD-113 (1987)

Eva Knardahl (piano)/Terje Mikkelsen/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Lyric Pieces)
SIMAX PSC 1107 (1995)

Stephen Kovacevich (piano)/Sir Colin Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
NEWTON CLASSICS 8802019 (2010)
(original LP release: {as Stephen Bishop} PHILIPS 6500166) (1972)

Miroslav Kultychev (piano)/ Eivind Gullberg Jensen /NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hanover
( + Lyric Suite and Norwegian Dances)
ORFEO C815121A (2012)

Leonid Kuzmin (piano)/Alexander Vedernikov/Moscow Radio Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5)
RUSSIAN DISC RDCD 0010023 (1993)

Hans Lang (piano)/Michael Linge/South Gerrman Philharmonic Orchestra (pseudonyms?)
(included in collection: "Berühmte Klavierkonzerte")
TELDEC 2447642 XC (4 CDs) (1989)

Marian Lapšanský (piano)/Bystrik Rezucha/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
OPUS1279/STRADIVARI SCD 6013 (1988)

Indrek Laul (piano)/Arvo Volmer/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1)
CONSONANT WORKS CW 0001 (2 CDs) (2000)

Oscar Levant (piano)/Efrem Kurtz/New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Khachaturian: Piano Concerto, Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4, Liszt: Valse Oubliée No.1 and Sonetto del Petrarca No.104)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR 416-7 (2 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4028) (c. 1950)

Dinu Lipatti (piano)/Alceo Galliera/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 and 2 Etudes)
EMI CLASSICS RÉFÉRENCES 74802-2 (2002)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33C 1040 {1955}/COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4525) (1951)
(from COLUMBIA 78s)

Eugene List (piano)/Matthias Kuntsch/Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Eugene List - The Great Piano Concertos")
VOX BOX LEGENDS CDX3-3504 (3 CDs) (2000)

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)/Kent Nagano/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
( + Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3)
NAÏVE AMBROISIE AM210 (2013)

Jean-Marc Luisada (piano)/Michael Tilson Thomas/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 439913-2 (1994)

Radu Lupu (piano)/André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Radu Lupu - Complete Decca Concerto Recordings")
DECCA 478292-2 (6 CDs) (2011)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6624/LONDON CS 6840) (1974)

Moura Lympany (piano)/Herbert Menges/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1)
HMV CLP 1037/RCA LHMV 1067 (LP) (1955)

Amalie Malling (piano)/Michael Schoønwandt/Danish National Orchestra
( + Kuhlau: Piano Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9699 (1999)

Janne Mertanen (piano)/Hannu Koivula/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
ALBA SACD ABCD 356 (2013)

Victor Merzhanov (piano)/Fuat Mansurov/Moscow Radio Television Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Norwegian Peasant Dances and 6 Lyric Pieces)
VISTA VERA VV 97017 (2007)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10 23891 001) (1986)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)/Ernest Ansermet/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (rec. 1941)
( + Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1)
HOMMAGE 7001853 (1999)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)/Sergiu Celibidache/Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (REC. 1972)
( + Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2)
DANTE/ARLECCHINO ARL A06 (1990s)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/New Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Debussy: Preludes - Book I)
BBC CLASSICAL LEGENDS BBBL 4043-2 (2000)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)/Alceo Galliera/La Scala Orchestra, Milan (rec. 1942)
( + Schumann: Pian Concerto)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111396 (2012)
(original CD release: TELDEC 13303 {2 CDs}) (1996)
(from TELEFUNKEN 78s)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)/Mario Rossi/Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI di Torino (rec. 1963)
( + Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Totentanz)
AMG HUNTCD 507 (1988)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)/Mario Rossi/Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI di Roma (rec. 1963)
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
NUOVO ERA 013.6341 (1989)

Darinka Mihailović (piano)/Angel Surev/Belgrade Radio Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
RTB 2130289 (LP) (1970s)

Marjorie Mitchell (piano)/William Strickland/Orchestra
MTW 20 (LP)

Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano)/Otto Ackermann/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
TESTAMENT SBT 1187 (2000)
(original LP release: HMV CLP 1037) (1954)

Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano)/Leslie Heward/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1941)
( + Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Liszt: Hungarian Fantasy)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110683 (2002)
(from HMV 78s)

Yuri Muravliov (piano)/Karl Eliasberg/USSR State Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA D 1322-3 (LP) (1953)

Olli Mustonen (piano)/Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony and Peer Gynt)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4784588 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original LP release:DECCA 444518-2) (1996)

Hiroko Nakamura (piano)/Yoichiro Omachi/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Chopin: Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise)
CBS (Japan) 38DC 14 (2001)

Reid Nibley (piano)/Maurice Abravane/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
MILLENNIUM CLASSICS UMD 80397 (1999)
(original LP release: WESTMINSTER WST-14057) (1959)

Guiomar Novaes (piano)Hans Swarowsky/Vienna Pro Musica Symphony
( + Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Sonata No. 3, Impromptus , Scherzos and Falla: Night in the Gardens of Spain)
VOX BOX LEGENDS CDX2 5513 (2 CDs) (1993)
(original LP release: VOX PL-8520) (1954)

Noriko Ogawa (piano)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony in C minor and In Autumn Overture)
BIS CD-1191 (2003)

John Ogdon (piano)/Paavo Berglund/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt: Incidental Music and Songs)
EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 86058-2 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2802/VANGUARD VCS 10112) (1972)

Ronan O'Hora (piano)/James Judd/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lyric Pieces)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC MASTERWORKS 28140 (2009)
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Lyric Pieces)
REGIS RRC 1218 (2005)
(original CD release: TRING INTERNATIONAL/ROYAL PHILHARMONIC TRP 024) (1994)

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Symphonic Dances, Holberg Suite, 2 Norwegian Melodies for Strings and Wedding day at Trolhaugen)
HÄNSSLER CLASSIC SCM CD 94610 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: HÄNSSLER CLASSIC 98121) (1997)

Cristina Ortiz (piano)/Vladimir Ashkenazy/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Franck: Symphonic Variations and Les Djinns)
HMV ASD 3960 (LP) (1979)

Cécile Ousset (piano)/Sir Neville Marriner/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
EMI SERAPHIM 73428-2 (1999)
(original LP release: HMV EL 270184-1/ANGEL DS-38235) (1985)

Jan Panenka (piano)/Václav Neumann/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Triple Concerto)
DENON/SUPRAPHON COCQ-83869 (2004)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON LPV 499/SUA 10123) (1960)

Guadalupe Parrondo (piano)/Fernando Lozano/: Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ponce: Piano Concerto)
FONOPAS CE 10012 (LP) (1980)

Leonard Pennario (piano)/Erich Leinsdorf/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2)
EMI SERAPHIM 69024-2 (1995)
(original LP release: CAPITOL SP-8441) (1959)

Murray Perahia (piano)/Sir Colin Davis/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Finale)
SONY CLASSICAL MASTERWORKS 92736 (2004)
(original CD release: CBS MASTERWORKS MK 44899) (1990)

Tadeja Perkavec (piano)/Uroš Lajovic/Ljubljana Radio Television Symphony Orchestra
RTVL LD-545 (LP) (1980s?)

Alfredo Perl (piano)/Adrian Leaper/Grand Canary Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Szymanowski: Symphony No. 4)
ARTE NOVA 340590 (2007)

Andrei Pisarev (piano)/Oleg Poltevski/New Russia Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
BEL AIR BAM 9616 (1997)

Ewa Poblocka (piano)/Tadeusz Wojciechowski/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Holberg Suite, 2 Elegiac Melodies, Lyric Suite and Symphonic Dances)
CONIFER CLASSICS 51750-2 (2 CDs) (1995)

Roland Pöntinen (piano)/Leif Segerstam/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1)
BIS CD-375 (1994)

Jorge Luis Prats (piano)/Enrique Batiz/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song and Litolff: Concerto Symphonique No. 4 - Scherzo)
IMP CLASSICS IMP 2048

Menahem Pressler (piano)/Jean-Marie Auberson/Ramat Gan Chamber Orchestra
( + Holberg Suite)
CONCERT HALL AM-2381 (LP) (1965)

Menahem Pressler (piano)/Jean-Marie Auberson/Orchester der Wiener Festspiele (rec. 1965)
( + Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1)
DORON DRC4020 (2012)

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)/Kiril Kondrashin/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Dvorák: Piano Concerto)
PRAGA PR 250 048 (1994)
(original LP release: JJA 1972-2) 1968)

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)/Lovro von Matačič/Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and Dvorák: Piano Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS 55989-2 (2012)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3133/ANGEL S-36899) (1975)

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)/David Oistrakh/Bergen Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + Dvorák: Piano Concerto)
INTAGLIO INCD 7511 (1993)

Hans Richter-Haaser (piano)/Rudolf Moralt/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
BELART 450044-2 (1995)
(original LP release: PHILIPS ABL3224 {1958}/MERCURY WING SRW-18049) (1963)

Santiago Rodriguez (piano)/Emil Tabakov/Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1)
ELAN RECORDINGS 2228 (1993)

Artur Rubinstein (piano)/Antal Dorati/RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1942)
( + Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 63022 (2001)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LM-1018 {c. 1950}/HMV ALP 1065) (1953)
(from RCA 78s)

Artur Rubinstein (piano)/Carlo Maria Giulini/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1960s)
( + Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20)
INTAGLIO INCD 7101 (1992)

Artur Rubinstein (piano)/Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra (rec. 1942)
( + Ballade and Lyric Pieces)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 63013 (2000)
(from RCA 78s)

Artur Rubinstein (piano)/Alfred Wallenstein/RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 63037 (2001)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LM-2047/HMV ALP 1414) (1957)

Artur Rubinstein (piano)/Alfred Wallenstein/RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1961)
( + Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 63060 (2001)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LSC-2566/RCA SB 2I12) (1962)

Staffan Scheja (piano)/Ulf Sandborg/Sandvikens Orkesterforening
( + Schubert: Symphony No. 8)
FREE LANCE FLPS 24 (LP) (c. 1974)

Alfred Schneeberger (piano)/Kurt Adler/Vienna Festival Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suite No. 1)
WHITEHALL WHS 40002 (LP) (1959)

Victor Schiøler (piano)/Erik Tuxen/Danish State Radio Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Solo Piano Works by Beethoven, D.Scarlatti, Chopin, Godowsky, Brahms, Scriabin, Rachmaninov and Friedman)
DANACORD DACOCD 491-2 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: MERCURY MG 15012) (c. 1950)
(from TONO 78s)

Annerose Schmidt (piano)/Kurt Masur/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and Weber: Konzertstück)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0184132BC (2007)
(original LP release: ETERNA 825689) (1973)

Howard Shelley (piano and conductor)/Opera North Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 10509 (2009)

Abbey Simon (piano)/Willem van Otterloo/Hague Residente Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and 2 Elegiac Melodies)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR 251 (2012)
(original LP release: PHILIPS ABR 4017/EPIC LC 3182) (1954)

Sigurd Slåttebrekk (piano)/Michail Jurowski/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Sonata in E minor, Lyric Pieces, Ballade and Humoresque No. 2)
SIMAX PSC 1299 (2011)
(original release: SIMAX PSC 1260 {2 CDs}) (2005)

Ronald Smith (piano)/Thomas Greene/London Festival Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
MUSIDISC 30 RC 815 (LP) (1960s)

Solomon (piano)/Herbert Menges/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and Liszt: Hungarian Fantasy)
TESTAMENT SBT 1231 (2002)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 272/CAPITOL SG-7191) (1958)

Einar Steen-Nøkleberg (piano)/Per Dreier/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Lyric Suite)
UNICORN UKCD 2005 (1988)
(original LP release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKM 6003) (1983)

Gabriel Tacchino (piano)/Armin Jordan/Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
( + Franck: Symphonic Variations and Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto)
APEX 462049-2 (2005)
(original LP release: ERATO STU 71201) (1979)

Seta Tanyel (piano)/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
COLLINS CLASSICS 911322-71 (1991)

Izumi:Tateno (piano)/Hisoyoshi Inoue/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2)
KING RECORDS KICC-3551 (2010)

Izumi Tateno (piano)/Okko Kamu/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini)
EMI ANGEL (Japan) EAA-80107 (LP) (1973)

Simon Tedeschi (piano)/Richard Bonynge/Queensland Symphony Orchestra (re. 2005)
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1)
ABC CLASSICS 476 8071 (2012)

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)/Valery Gergiev/Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2)
DECCA 467093-2 (2000)

Nikolai Tokarev (piano)/Olari Elts/Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
( + Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2)
SONY CLASSICAL 8697313462 (2009)

Dubravka Tomšič (piano)/Anton Nanut/Vienna Festival Orchestra
( + Borodin: Prince Igor - Polovetzian Dances)
TELSTAR TCD 6057 (1986)

Raymond Trouard (piano)/Pierre Dervaux/Orchestre de l'Association des Concerts Colonne (rec. 1961)
(included in collection:Raymond Trouard - Une Vie Pour Le Piano")
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS 731846 (11CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: DUCRETET-THOMSON/CONCERTS COLONNE CC510) (1962)

Igor Uryash (piano)/Alexander Titov/St. Petersburg New Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL INFINITY DIGITAL 57227 (1994)

Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden (piano)/Pierre Bartholomeeé/Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège
( + De Greef: Piano Concerto No. 1)
HMV (Belgium) 4C069 -60132Q (LP) (1977)

André Varennes (piano)/Ralph De Cross/Paris National Symphony Orchestra (pseudonyms?)
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
PERIOD SHOWCASE SHO-314 (LP)

Lars Vogt (piano)/Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
EMI ELECTROLA 564574-2 (2012)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 754746-2) (1992)

Hilda Waldeland (piano)/Stig Westerberg/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Ballade, Lyric Pieces: Selections. Notturno and Wedding Day in Troldhaugen)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SCD 1030 (1988)
(original LP release: DECCA (Denmark) LW 5330) (1957)

Valeria Walewska (piano)/Erich Langer/Vienna Symphony Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1973)
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1)
TUXEDO TUXCD 1008 (1989)

Earl Wild (piano)/René Leibowitz/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1962)
( + Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Liszt: Hungarian Fantasy)
CHESKY CD50 (1992)
(original release: included in collection: "Treasury of Great Music"
READER'S DIGEST RD15 {12 LPs}) (1964)
(original general LP release: QUINTESSENCE PMC 7031) (1977)

Florence Soon-Kin Wong (piano)/Louis de Froment/Orchestre de Radio-Télé-Luxembourg
( + Brahms: Paganini Variations)
DUCHESNE DD 6018 (LP) (1970s)

Friedrich Wuhrer (piano)/Karl Bohm/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + Scriabin: Piano Concerto)
FORGOTTEN RECORDS 677 (2012)
(original LP release: URANIA RS 7-15) (c. 1954)

Friedrich Wuhrer (piano)/Heinrich Hollreiser/Vienna Pro Musica
( + Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1)
VOX PL-9000/PANTHEON VOX XPV 1000 (LP) (1955)

Viktor Yeresko (piano)/Gennady Rozhdestvensky/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Poetic Tone Pictures)
MELODIYA SM 02567-8/MELODIYA ANGEL SR-40193 (LP)

Tatiana Zagorovskaya (piano)/Alexander Kantorov/St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
AUDIOPHILE CLASSICS 101.020 (1995)

Stanislav Zamborsky (piano)/Robert Stankovsky/Philharmonia Cassovia (rec. 1990)
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
LYDIAN 18106 (1992)

Lilya Zilberstein (piano)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt Suites Nos, 1 and 2 and 2 Norwegian Melodies
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4775007 (2004)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 437524-2) (1993)

Krystian Zimerman (piano)/Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON FIRST CHOICE 4779964 (2012)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 439 015-2) (1981)


Violin Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 8 (orch. H. Kraggerud and B. Simen Lund) (1865/2012)

Henning Kraggerud (violin and conductor)/Tromsø Chamber Orchestra
( + Violin Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3)
NAXOS 8.573137 (2013)

Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13 (orch. H. Kraggerud and B. Simen Lund) (1867/2012)

Henning Kraggerud (violin and conductor)/Tromsø Chamber Orchestra
( + Violin Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3)
NAXOS 8.573137 (2013)

Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 (orch. H. Kraggerud and B. Simen Lund) (1887/2012)

Henning Kraggerud (violin and conductor)/Tromsø Chamber Orchestra
( + Violin Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3)
NAXOS 8.573137 (2013)

"Cello Concerto" in A minor (from Cello Sonata, Op. 36 orch. J. Horovitz and B. Wallfisch) (1883/c. 2000)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 8 Songs arranged for Cello and Orchestra)
ASV CDDCA 1176 (2012)
(original CD release: BLACK BOX BBM 1070) (2001)


ROMUALDS GRINBLATS
(1930-1995, LATVIA)

Born in Tver, Russia. He studied composition with Adolfs Skulte at the Latvian State Conservatory. He worked as a director of Latvian Radio and an editor of Latvian National Music Publishers. He composed music for the stage and screen as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Piano Concerto (1963)

Petr Pechersky (piano)/Arvid Jansons/Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F)
MELODIYA SM 04421-2 (LP) (1973)

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra (1970)

Albert Ratsbaum (flute)/Eduard Serov/Leningrad Orchestra of Old and Modern Music
( + Rogalyev: Balalaika Concerto and Uspensky: Music for Strings, Voices, Harp and Piano)
MELODIYA S10 17701-2 (LP)(1982)


LAUNY GRØNDAHL
(1886-1960, DENMARK)

Born in Ordrup, near Copenhagen. He learned the violin as a child and began his professional career as a violinist. In Denmark, he studied violin with Anton Bloch and Axel Gade and theory with Ludolf Nielsen. He then traveled for further studies in Vienna, Italy, and Paris. He became best known as the long time conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. He composed a Symphony and other orchestral, chamber and instrumental works, including a Bassoon Concerto (1943).

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 6 (1917)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Jens Schrøder/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + Schall: Violin Concerto, E. Hartmann: Violin Concerto, Wellejus: Violin Concerto, Frøhlich: Violin Concerto and N. Gade: Capriccio))
DANACORD DACOCD 461-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

Trombone Concerto (1924)

Håkan Björkman (trombone)/Jun'ichi Hirokami/Stockholm Symphonic Wind Orchestra
( + M. Maros: Aurora, Mayuzumi: Ritual Overture, Mendelssohn: Overture for Winds, Sallinen: Chorali and Schoenberg: Theme and Variations)
CAPRICE CAP 21516 (1996)

Jesper Juul (trombone)/Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Holmboe: Chamber Concerto No. 12, Hyldgaard: Concerto Borealis, Jørgensen: Suite for Trombone and Orchestra and Romance)
DACAPO 6.220526 (2007)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Leif Segerstam/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Frumerie: Trombone Concerto, F. David: Trombone Concerto and Guilmant: Morceau Symphonique)
BID CD-378 (1988)

Branimir Slokar (trombone)/Lior Shambadal/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Bloch: Symphony for Trombone and Orchestra, Rota: Trombone Concertoand Arutyunyan: Trombone Concerto)
CLAVES CD 50-9606 (1996)


EIVIND GROVEN
(1901-1977, NORWAY)

Born in Lårdal, Telemark County. He studied counterpoint at the Oslo Conservatory of Music and pursued research in the fields of folk music and acoustics, which had a profound influence on his compositional technique. In addition to being a composer he was a musicologist and a highly skilled at player of both the Hardanger fiddle and the willow flute. He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal music. His other important orchestral works include the symphonic poems "Renaissance" (a in five movements) and "Historical Visions", the suites Symphonic Slåttar" Nos. 1 and 2 and the concert overture "Hjalarljod." His only other concertante works are The Trickling Brook for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra, Op. 27 (1938), Sulldølen: Halling for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra and Rondo for Flute and Orchestra "Sun-Mood" (1948).

Piano Concerto, Op. 39a (1949)

Wolfgang Plagge (piano)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
SIMAX PSC 3111 (1993)


PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN
(b. 1932, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He learned the violin as a teenager and then took private lessons in theory and compositions with Finn Høffding. At the Royal Danish Academy of Music, he studied theory, composition and history of music with Finn Høfding and Svend Westergaard as well as orchestration with Vagn Holmboe. He taught at the Århus Music Conservatory before devoting himself completely to composing. He has composed a large body of works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo piano and organ and voice. Among his other large-scale orchestral works are Symphonies Nos. 1 (1962-5) and 2 "Symfoni på Rygmarven" (1966). His "For Violin and Orchestra" (2002) has not been recorded.

Concerto Grosso for String Quartet and Orchestra (1990-5)

Kontra Quartet/Michael Schønwandt/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + For Cello and Orchestra and Frere Jacque)
DACAPO 8.224060 (2000)

Kronos Quartet//Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Moving Still and Last Ground)
DACAPO 6.220548 (2008)

For Cello and Orchestra (1994-5)

Morten Zeuthen (cello)/Michael Schønwandt/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concert Grosso and Frere Jacque)
DACAPO 8.224060 (2000)


Plateaux for Piano and Orchestra (1995)

Juho Puhjonen (piano)/Ed Spanjaard/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + For Piano)
DACAPO 6.220533 (2009)


Triptykon for Solo Percussionist and Orchestra (1985)

Gert Mortensen (percussion)/Jorma Panula/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Nørgård: I Ching and Xenakis: Psappha)
BIS CD-256 (1988)


LARS PETTER HAGEN
(b.1975, NORWAY)

Born in Ski, near Oslo. He studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. In addition to vocal and instrumental music he works with sound installations and music for stage and film. In 2003, he was awarded the Arne Nordheim Composers Prize.

"To Zeitblom," Concerto for Hardanger Fiddle and Symphony Orchestra) (2011)
Gjermund Larsen (Hardanger fiddle)/Rolf Gupta/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Norske Arkiver, Kunstnerens Fortvilslse Foran de Antikke Fragmenters Storhet, Tveitt-Fragmenterand Sørgemarsj over Edvard Grieg)
AURORA ACD 5074 (2013)


PERTTU HAAPANEN
(b. 1972, FINLAND)

He studied composition at the Sibelius Academy with Erkki Jokinen and Paavo Heininen and afterwards attended composition masterclasses in Porvoo with Jouni Kaipainen, Magnus Lindberg and Kaija Saariaho. He became the artistic director of the Time of Music Contemporary Music Festival in Viitasaari, Finland. He has composed a chamber opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Saxophone Concerto (2003)

Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo (saxophone)/Dmitri Slobodeniouk/UNKO Chamber Orchestra
( + Fagerlund: Saxophone Concerto, Nordgren: Phantasme and Aho: Chamber Symphony No. 3)
JASE CD 0042 (2005)


KIMMO HAKOLA
(b. 1958, FINLAND)

Born in Jyväskylä. After having studied composition privately with Einojuhani Rautavaara, he entered the Sibelius Academy where he studied with Eero Hämeenniemi and Magnus Lindberg. In addition to composing, he has worked as conductor and became the artistic director of the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir. His catalogue includes operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His Oboe Concerto (2005), Flute Concerto "L'Or de Azur" (2007) and Guitar Concerto (2007) remain unrecorded.

Piano Concerto (1996)

Henri Sigfridsson (piano)/John Storgårds/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta)
ONDINE ODE 1127-2 (2009)

Guitar Concerto (2008)

Timo Korhonen (guitar)/Santtu-Matias Rouvali/Oulu Symphony Orchestra
( + Hosokawa: Voyage IX, Awakening and Blossoming II)
ONDINE ODE 12192 (2013)

Clarinet Concerto (2001)

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Verdoyances Crépuscules and Diamond Street)
ONDINE ODE 1063-2 (2005)


Chamber Concerto (2001)

Kimmo Hakola/Present Music Ensemble
( + Kitzke: Haunted America and Torke: Song of Isaiah)
INNOVA 590 (2003)

 

HAFLIÐI HALLGRIÍMSSON
(b. 1947, ICELAND)

Born in Akureyri. He began his professional music career as a cellist, having studied in Reykjavik, at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome and with Derek Simpson at the Royal Academy of Music. He played with orchestras in Iceland, England and Scotland. He then studied composition with Alan Bush and Peter Maxwell Davies and gave up his performing career for composing. He has composed a chamber opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Cello Concerto, Op. 30 (2003)

Truls Otterbech Mork (Cello)/John Storgårds/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Herma)
ONDINE ODE 1133-2 (2009)


Herma for Cello and String Orchestra, Op. 17 (1995)

Truls Otterbech Mork (cello)/John Storgårds/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
ONDINE ODE 1133-2 (2009)

Torleif Thedéen (cello)/Bernhardur Wilkinson/Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra
( + Ombra and Rima)
ITM MUSIC FROM ICELAND 38 (2008)

Ombra for Viola and String Orchestra, Op. 27 (1999)

Thorunn Osk Marinósdóttir (viola)/Bernhardur Wilkinson/Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra
( + Herma and Rima)
ITM MUSIC FROM ICELAND 38 (2008)


Poemi for Violin and String Orchestra, Op. 7 (1983)

Sigrún Edvaldsdóttir (violin)/Petri Sakari/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Thórarinsson: Autumn Play, Jóhannsson: Adagio and Nordal: Cello Concerto)
ITM MUSIC FROM ICELAND 602 (1995)

Solve Sigerland (violin)/Per Kristian Skalstad/Risor Festival Strings
( + Offerto, Ruders: Variations and Salonen: Lachen Verlernt)
SIMAX PSC 1301 (2011)

 

JOHAN HALVORSEN
(1864-1935, NORWAY)

Born in Drammen, Buskerud County. He played the violin from early childhood and then studied this instrument at the Stockholm Conservatory and with training with Adolf Brodsky in Leipzig and César Thomson in Belgium. He worked as a soloist, concertmaster and eventually conductor, playing an important rôle in the musical life of Christiania (now Oslo). He was related by marriage to Grieg and was strongly influenced by him. Most of his compositions were for the theater but his orchestral output includes 3 Symphonies and an unrecorded Violin Concerto in G major (1909).
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Air Norvegien for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 7 (1896, orch. 1903)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Adrian Leaper/Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
( + Norwegien Dances, Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Sinding: Legende and Svendsen: Romance)
NAXOS 8.550329 (1994)

Terje Tonnesen (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Norwegian Fairy Tales Scenes, Norwegien Dances and Veslemöy's Song)
NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 50014-2 (1995)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 20032) (1980)


Andante Religioso for Violin and Orchestra (1903)

Stephan Barratt-Due (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Norwegian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and 2, Norwegian Festival Overture, Entry March of the Boyars and Bergensiana)
NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 50013-2 (1988)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 30064) (1984)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
( + Norwegian Dances, Maiden's Song, Wedding March, The Old Fisherman's Song, Svendsen: Romance, O. Bull: The Herd Girl's Sunday, La Melancholie, Violin Concerto - Adagio, Sinding: Suite for Violin and Orchestra and Grieg: Ich Liebe Dich and Last Spring)
NAXOS 8.554497 (2000)

Marianne Thorsen (violin)/Neeme Jarvi/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No.1, Entry March of the Boyars, Mascarade Suite and Bull/Halvorsen: La Melancolie)
CHANDOS CHAN 10584 (2010)

Norwegian Dances for Violin and Orchestra (1915)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Adrian Leaper/Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
( + Air Norvegien, Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Sinding: Legende and Svendsen: Romance)
NAXOS 8.550329 (1994)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
( + Andante Religioso, Maiden's Song, Wedding March, The Old Fisherman's Song, Svendsen: Romance, O. Bull: The Herd Girl's Sunday, La Melancholie, Violin Concerto - Adagio, Sinding: Suite for Violin and Orchestra and Grieg: Ich Liebe Dich and Last Spring)
NAXOS 8.554497 (2000)

Terje Tonnesen (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Norwegian Fairy Tales Scenes, Air Norvegien and Veslemöy's Song)
NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 50014-2 (1995)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 20032) (1980)

 

BENGT HAMBRAEUS
(1928-2000, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He studied organ with Alf Linder and musicology with Carl-Allan Moberg. Afterwards, he worked at the music department of the Swedish Radio, where became an important spokesman and advocate of new music in Sweden. In 1972, he became professor of composition at McGill University, Montreal, where he remained until his death. He composed a large catalogue of works in various genres. These include an Organ Concerto with String Orchestra (1948, withdrawn) and a Piano Concerto (1992).

"Labyrinth," A Concerto Grosso for 15 Strings (1998)

Peter Csaba/Musica Vitae
( + Lidholm: Music for Strings and Jennefeld: Stockholm in May)
CAPRICE CAP 21572 (2002)


"Continuo- a partire da Pachelbel" for Organ and Orchestra (1975)


Werner Jacob (organ)/Ernest Bour/Sudwestfunk Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Cadenza and Canvas with Mirrors)
MAP CD 9131 (1991)


EERO HÄMEENNIEMI
(b. 1951, FINLAND)

Born in Valkeakoski. He graduated from the Sibelius Academy with degrees in music theory and composition. His studies continued in Krakow, Poland, Siena, Italy and in the United States at the Eastman School of Music with Joseph Schwantner. He became a senior lecturer in composition at the Sibelius Academy 1982 and, since that date, had divided his time between composing, teaching and performing. He has composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His other concertante works include Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra (1997), Trumpet Concerto No. 2 (2002), Chamber Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (1998) and The Snake in the Rope for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra (2000).
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Violin Concerto (1990-1)

Hannele Segerstam (violin)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
ONDINE ODE 835 (1995)

Viola Concerto (2001)

Tommi Aalto (viola)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
ALBA ABCD 214 (2006)


ASGER HAMERIK
(1843-1923, DENMARK)

Born in Frederiksberg (near Copenhagen). In Copenhagen he studied music with J.P.E. Hartmann and Niels Gade and went for further study with Hans von Bülow in Berlin. Then, in Paris, he became Hector Berlioz's first and only pupil. For many years he held the post of director of the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. He composed operas, a requiem and orchestral music. His orchestral catalogue includes 7 Symphonies, 5 Nordic Suites and a Jewish Trilogy. His son Ebbe Hamerik was also a composer

Concert Romance for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 27 (1878)

Henrik Steensgaard (cello)/Moshe Atzmón/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra South Jutland
( + Jewish Trilogy, E. Hamerik: Symphony No. 5 and Concerto Molto Breve)
DANACORD DACOCD 526 (2001)


EBBE HAMERIK
(1898-1951, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen, the son of Asger Hamerik. He was taught by his father and Frank Van der Stucken and devoted his musical career mostly to conducting. He composed operas as well as orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works.

Concerto Molto Breve for Oboe and Orchestra (1950)

Jorgen Frederiksen (oboe)/Moshe Atzmón/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra South Jutland
( + Symphony No. 5, A. Hamerik: Jewish Trilogy and Concert Romance)
DANACORD DACOCD 526 (2001)


JOHAN HAMMERTH
(b. 1953, SWEDEN)

Born in Kalmar. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where his teachers included Sven-David Sandström, Pär Lindgren, Daniel Börtz, and Lars-Erik Rosell. For a time, he worked on the programme committee of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, but is now a full-time comsser. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Remaining unrecorded are his Piano Concerto No. 2 (1993-4), Violin Concertos Nos. 1 (1986-7) and 3 (2001-2), Cello Concerto (1997-8), Flute Concerto (1991-2) and Concerto for Bassoon and String Orchestra (1986)

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1989-90)

Bengt-Åke Lundin (piano)/Göran W. Nilsson/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Sandström: Piano Concerto)
CAPRICE CAP 21608 (1999)

Violin Concerto No. 2 "Kammerconsert" (1994)

Nils-Erik Sparf (violin)/Sven Åberg/Stockholm String Ensemble
( + Strings and Largo, Deák: Flute Concerto, I. Karkoff:: Flute Concerto and M. Larson: Lucifer, Proleme die Lügerin)
NOSAG CD 123 (2006)

Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (1995)

Markus Leoson (percussion)/Heinrich Schiff/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Solo Percussion Works by Feldman, Ishii, Kopetzki, Másson, Ruders and Xenakis)
NOSAG CD 071 (2002)


ILMARI HANNIKAINEN
(1892-1955, FINLAND)

Born in Jyväskylä into a musical family. His father, Pekka Juhani Hannikainen (1854-1924), and his brother Väinö Hannikainen (1900-1960) were both composers and his brother Tauno Hannikainen was a conductor. After studying at the University of Helsinki, he became a pupil of Franz Schreker at the Vienna Musikakademie, continued his studies with Alexander Siloti in St. Petersburg and Alfred Cortot in Paris. When he returned to Finland, he taught piano at the Helsinki Conservatory and afterwards became a professor at the Sibelius Academy. He composed a large body of piano music as well as chamber music, solo songs, a folk opera and film scores.

Piano Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 7 (1916-7)

Tapani Valsta (piano)/Tauno Hannikainen/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Solo Piano Pieces by Hannikainen, Palmgren and Sibelius)
FINLANDIA FACD 811 (1991)



VÄINÖ HANNIKAINEN
(1900-1960, FINLAND)

Born in Jyväskylä into a musical family. His father, Pekka Juhani Hannikainen (1854-1924), and his brother Ilmari Hannikainen (1892-1955) were both composers and his brother Tauno Hannikainen was a conductor. He began studying the piano but then switched to the harp. At the Helsinki Music Institute, he studied the harp with Aino Kajanus and Lilly Kajanus Blenner and then went on for further training in Berlin and Paris. He became the chief harpist of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his Harp Concerto, he composed a Harp Sonata, a chamber opera and a large number of cantatas and solo songs.

Concerto (Concert Piece) For Harp and Orchestra, Op. 7 (1921)

Ariadna Tugay (harp)/Eduard Serov/St. Peterburg Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1984)
( + Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, Suk: Serenade for Strings and Elgar: Serenade for Strings)
KONTRAPUNKT 32304 (1999)

EMIL HARTMANN
(1836-1898, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen, the son of composer Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann (1805-1900). He first studied with his father and his brother-in-law, Niels W. Gade, and then had further training at the University of Copenhagen and in Leipzig. He worked as the organist at the St. Johan Church in Copenhagen and at the Christiansborg Palace Chapel. His large catalogue includes operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 47 (1889)

Oleg Marshev (piano)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra South Jutland
( + Winding: Piano Concerto and Concert Allegro)
DANACORD DACOCD 581 (2001)

Per Salo (piano)/Hannu Lintu/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Cello Concerto)
DACAPO 6.220511 (2005)

Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 19 (before 1880)

Christina Åstrand (violin)/Hannu Lintu/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Cello Concerto)
DACAPO 6.220511 (2005)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Jens Schrøder/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + Schall: Violin Concerto, Grøndahl: Violin Concerto, Frøhlich: Violin Concerto, Wellejus: Violin Concerto and Gade: Capriccio)
DANACORD DACOCD 461-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

Cello Concerto for in D minor, Op. 26 (1879)

Kim Bak Dinitzen (cello)/Jean-Pierre Wallez/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hakon Jarl, Soldiers on Helgeland, J.P.E. Hartmann: Hakon Jarl Overture and Concert Overture - An Autumn Hunt)
DANACORD DACOCD 508 (2001)

Stanimir Todorov (cello)/Hannu Lintu/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Violin Concerto)
DACAPO 6.220511 (2005)


TEPPO HAUTA-AHO
(b. 1941, FINLAND)

He studied the double bass at the Sibelius Academy Oiva Nummelin and had further studies on this instrument with Frantisek Posta in Prague. He then played in the Helsinki Phiharmonic Orchestra Finnish National Opera Orchestra and is acknowledged as one of Finland's leading double bassists in both the classical and jazz genres. He has composed a ballet, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His many concertante works include Concerto for Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Percussion and String Orchestra (1983), Triple Concerto for 2 Violins , Cello and String Orchestra (1982), Concerto for Improvising Soloist and Orchestra (1974), Concertino Piccola Nos. 1 (1978) and 2 (1980) for Double Bass and String Orchestra and Symphony Concertante for 2-4 Solo instruments and Orchestra (1997).

Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra (1986)

Jouko Harjanne (trumpet)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Wessman: Trumpet Concerto, Linkola: Trumpet Concerto and Segerstam: Trumpet Concerto No. 2)
FINLADIA FACD 388 (1991)



ÅSE HEDSTRØM
(b. 1950, NORWAY)

Born in Moss, Østfold County. She studied composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music with Finn Mortensen as well as electro-acoustic music at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht. She continued her studies in Stockholm with composer Sven David Sandstrøm. After completing her studies, she received a three-year working grant from the state and began composing full-time. Most of her works are instrumental.

Flores for Piano and String Orchestra (1992)

Hakon Austbo (piano)/Christian Eggen/Oslo Sinfonietta
( + Bewegt, Chain, Flow, Saisir and Voci)
AURORA ACD 4998 (1998)



MAGNE HEGDAL
(b. 1944, NORWAY)


Born in Gjerdrum, Akershus County. He studied composition with Conrad Baden and Finn Mortensen and received his degree in composition from the Oslo Music Conservatory. He taught at the State Academy of Music, wrote and lectured extensively and was the principal music critic of the newspaper Dagbladet. As a composer he has specialized in works for the piano but there are also some pieces for chamber groups and voices and a a few other orchestral pieces.

Concerto II for Orchestra (with Piano Solo) (1978)

unidentified pianist/Per Dreier/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonia, Tre Svisker, Strømholm: Noai'di, Farewell to the Piano and Samiædnan)
AURORA NCDB 4951 (1988)
(original LP release: PHILIPS (Norway) 411 080-1) (1983)


PAAVO HEININEN
(b. 1938, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki where his distinguished teachers of composition were Aarre Merikanto, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Einar Englund, and Joonas Kokkonen. He had further studies in Cologne with Bernd Alois Zimmermann and at the Juilliard School of Music in New York with Vincent Persichetti and Eduard Steuermann. He has taught composition at the Sibelius Academy where his pupils included Magnus Lindberg and Kaija Saariaho. A prolific composer, his catalogue includes opera and works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo piano and voice. Among his unrecorded works are Piano Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 13 (1964) and 4, Op. 81 (2001-5), Violin Concerto, Op. 75 (1999) and Cello Concerto, Op. 53 (1985). There is also Tuuminki (A Notion, ...of what might have been Aarre Merikanto's Violin Concerto No. 3) (1993).

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 15 (1966)

Ilmo Ranta (piano)/Ulf Söderblom/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Arioso)
FINLANDIA 1576-53373-2 (1989)

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 46 (1981)

Paavo Heininen (piano)/Ulf Söderblom/Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra
( + Englund: Piano Concerto No. 1)
SIBELIUS ACADEMY SALP 2 (LP) (1982)


Flute Concerto "Autrefois" (2008-10)

Mikael Helasvuo (flute)/Tibor Bogányi/Saimaa Sinfonietta
( + Nielsen: Flute Concerto)
ALBA ABCD 350 (2013)


Adagio - Concerto per Orchestra in Forma di Variazioni, Op. 12 (1963-6)

Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Rautavaara: Regular Sets of Elements in a Semi-Regular Situation, Vuori: Kri and Bergman: Sub Luna)
ONDINE ODE 867-2 (1995)

Walter Susskind/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Meriläinen: Piano Concerto)
PHILIPS 802 854 LY (LP) (1967)

 

MIKKO HEINIÖ
(b. 1948, FINLAND)

Born in in Tampere. He studied piano with Liisa Pohjola and composition with Joonas Kokkonen at the Sibelius Academy and afterwards with the Polish teacher Witold Szalonek in Berlin. He also studied musicology at the University of Helsinki and then worked as professor of musicology at the University of Turku. He has compoded numerous symphonic and chamber works as well as three operas and is is also a noted writer on music, specializing in new Finnish music. Thus far, he has composed 9 Piano Concertos. The unrecorded ones are Nos. 1 (1972), 2 (1973), 3, Op. 39 (1981), 5, Op. 53 (1989), 7 for Piano and 5 Percussionists "Khora" (2001), 8 for Voice, Piano, and Orchestra "Moon Concerto" (2009) and 9 for Amplified Piano and Big Band "Nonno" (2011). Among his other works are: Horn Concerto, Op. 32 (1978), Concerto Grosso, Op.17 (1975), Trumpet Concerto Orchestra, Op. 76 "Envelope" (2002).and Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 40 (1982).

Piano Concerto No. 4 for Piano, Mixed Chorus, and String Orchestra, Op. 48 "Through the Night" (1986)

Liisa Pohjola (piano)/Juhani Lanninmaki/Tapiola Chamber Choir/City of Espoo Chamber Orchestra
( + Rautavaara: Cantos and "Die Liebenden")
FINLANDIA FACD 378 (1989)


Piano Concerto No. 6 (Dance Pictures for Piano, Soprano and Strings), Op. 61 "Hermes" (1994)

Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)/Camilla Nylund (soprano)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + In G)
ONDINE ODE 870-2 (1996)


Violin Concerto, Op. 85 "Alla Madre" (2007)

Kurt Nikkanen (violin)/Petri Sakari/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 "Songs of Night and Love")
SONY CLASSICAL 88697 630212 (2009)


GUSTAV HELSTED
(1857-1924, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen, the son of composer Carl Helsted (1818-1904). He studied at the Royal Academy of Musc in Copenhagen with Valdemar Tofte for violin, Gottfred Matthison-Hansen for organ and Niels W. Gade and Johan Christian Gebauer for composition and theory. Afterwards, he taught theory and organ at this school and later succeeded Otto Malling as the organist of Copenhagen Cathedral. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His Violin Concerto No. 1 in C was written in 1887.

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 27 (1909)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Carl von Garaguly/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1974)
( + Børresen: Violin Concerto, Lange-Muller: Violin Concerto, Salomon: Violin Concerto and Enna: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 465-66 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)


Cello Concerto in C major, Op. 35 (1919)

Henrik Dam Thomsen (cello)/Giordano Bellincampi/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra South Jutland
( + Romance, C. Helsted: Symphony No. 1 and Overture in D minor)
DANACORD DACOCD 537 (2002)


Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 11 (1888)

Karsten Dalsgaard Madsen (violin)/Giordano Bellincampi/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra South Jutland
( + Cello Concerto, C. Helsted: Symphony No. 1 and Overture in D minor)
DANACORD DACOCD 537 (2002)



FINI HENRIQUES
(1867-1940, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. There, he studied violin with Valdemar Tofte and composition with Johan Svendsen. He also studied violin with Joseph Joachim at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik. He worked as a violinist and a conductor. He composed a ballet, orchestral, chamber instrumental and vocal works.

Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 12 (1894)

Christina Åstrand (violin)/Giordano Bellincampi/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite for Oboe and Strings, Myggedans, Djævledans, Tata: 2 Czardas, Volund Smed: Suite and The Little Mermaid: Excerpts)
DACAPO 8.224173 (2002)

Djævledans (Devil Dance) for Violin and Orchestra (orch. L.Grøndahl) (1920/1940)

Christina Åstrand (violin)/Giordano Bellincampi/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Romance, Suite for Oboe and Strings, Myggedans,Tata: 2 Czardas, Volund Smed: Suite and The Little Mermaid: Excerpts)
DACAPO 8.224173 (2002)

Myggedans for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 20, No. 5 (orch. S. Schultz) (1899/1986)

Christina Åstrand (violin)/Giordano Bellincampi/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Romance, Djævledans, Suite for Oboe and Strings,Tata: 2 Czardas, Volund Smed: Suite and The Little Mermaid: Excerpts)
DACAPO 8.224173 (2002)


Suite for Oboe and Strings, Op. 12 (1894)

Nax Artved (oboe/Giordano Bellincampi/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Romance, Djæledans, Myggedans,Tata: 2 Czardas, Volund Smed: Suite and The Little Mermaid: Excerpts)
DACAPO 8.224173 (2002)


ANDERS HILLBORG
(b. 1954, SWEDEN)

Born in Sollentuna, near Stockholm. He studied composition, counterpoint and electronic music at the Royal Music CollEge in Stockholm from where his teachers included Gunnar Bucht, Lars-Erik Rosell, Arne Mellnäs and Pär Lindgren. Another influence there was the British composer Brian Ferneyhough who was visiting professor at the time. After some minor teaching positions, he has has been a freelance composer since 1982. He has composed over a wide range of genres. His unrecorded concertante works include a Piano Concerto (2000), Flute Concerto (2009), Oboe Concerto "Méditations sur Pétrarque" (2009), Trombone Concerto (1993), Concerto for 2 Trombones and Orchestra (2004) and Percussion Concerto (2007).

Violin Concerto (1990-2)

Anna Lindal (violin)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Liquid Marble)
ONDINE ODE 1006-2 (2003)

Clarinet Concerto "Peacock Tales" (1998)

Martin Fröst (clarinet)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Liquid Marble)
ONDINE ODE 1006-2 (2003)

Martin Fröst (clarinet)/Richard Tognetti/Australian Chamber Orchestra
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto, Brahms/Frost: 4 Hungarian Dances, Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes, Piazzolla: Oblivion, G.Frost: Klezmer Dances and Hogberg: Dancing with Silent Purpose ).
BIS SACD-1863 (2011)

 

HANS HOLEWA
(1905-1991, SWEDEN)

Born in Vienna. There he studied conducting at the New Conservatory of Music and piano and music theory privately with J. Heinz. He worked as a choirmaster and musical director before moving to Sweden in 1937. In Stockholm he resumed his career as a choirmaster and conductor and also worked at the Swedish Radio music library. He introduced twelve-tone music to his adopted country and was a prolific composer of operas, orchestral and chamber music. His works for orchestra also include Piano Concertos Nos. 2 (1980-1) and 3 (1984-5), a Violin Concerto (1963), a Concerto for 2 Pianos and String Orchestra (1963) as well as several Concertinos.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1972)

José Ribera (piano)/Leif Segerstam/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello, Concertinos Nos. 8 and 9 and Duettino No. 2I)
PHONO SUECIA PHOPSCD 49 (1991)
(original LP release: HMV (Sweden) 7C 061-35604) (1978)

Concertino No. 4 for Orchestra (1983)

Sir Simon Rattle/London Sinfonietta
( + Symphony No. 2 and Kammermusik No. 2)
CAPRICE CAP 3027 (LP) (1983)


4 Cadenzas for Cello and Orchestra (1968)

Erling Blondal Bengtsson (cello)/Leif Segerstam/Swedish radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Hermanson: Ultima and Lidholm: " . . . a riveder lo stelle")
HMV (Sweden) E 061-35161 (LP) (1976)




LUDVIG HOLM
(1858-1928, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied with his father and with Johan Svendsen at the Royal Danish Conservatory and became a well-known vioilinist. He was a member of the Royal Danish Orchestra and taught at the Horneman Music School and later at the Royal Danish Conservatory. Most of his catalogue consists of chamber and instrumental works and songs.

Violin Concerto in G major (1916)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Carl von Garaguly/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + A. Gade: Violin Concerto No. 2, Gram: Violin Concerto, Langgaard: Violin Concerto and Svendsen: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 463-4 (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)



PEDER HOLM
(b. 1926, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen, the grandson of composer Ludvig Holm. As a child he received piano lessons and began to compose. Later, he studied violin and music theory at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Thorval Nielsen and Knud Jeppesen. He graduated wuth degrees in music education, piano and violin, and began to teach at the private conservatory in Esbjerg and became its director. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and vocal works, including a Piano Concerto (1953), Violin Concerto (1952) and 2 Concertos for 2 Pianos and String Orchestra (1963, 1967).

Pezzo Concertante for Orchestra (1964)

Peder Holm/Danish National Orchestra
( + Jorgensen: Quintet and P. R. Olsen: Sinfonia I)
ODEON/HMV (Denmark) PASK 2004 (1966)


VAGN HOLMBOE
(1909-1996, DENMARK)

Born in Horsens, Jutland. Holmboe began his formal music training at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen after having been recommended by Carl Nielsen. There he studied theory with Knud Jeppesen and composition with Finn Høffding. He had additional studies in Berlin with Ernst Toch and traveled to Transylvania to study Balkan folk music. Returning to Copenhagen he taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and also wrote music criticism. He was an extremely prolific composer in all genres (especially orchestral and chamber) and is considered by many to be Denmark's greatest composer since Carl Nielsen. Still awaiting recordings are Violin Concerto No. 1, Op.14 (1938) Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra, Op. 195 (1995-6), Louisiana Concerto for String Orchestra, Op.131 (1977), Concerto for Chamber Orchestra (1931), Concerto for Strings (1933), Concertino for 4 Recorders and String Orchestra (1957), Concertino for Chamber Orchestra (1938), Concertino No.1 for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra, Op. 22 (1940), Concertino No. 2 for Violin and String Orchestra, Op.24 (1940) and Rhapsody for Flute and Chamber Orchestra, Op.5 (1935).

Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 139 (1979)

Erik Heide (violin)/Dima Slobodeniouk/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto and Concerto for Orchestra)
DACAPO 6.220599 (2013)


Viola Concerto, Op. 189 (1992)

Lars Anders Tomter (viola)/Dima Slobodeniouk/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2 and Concerto for Orchestra)
DACAPO 6.220599 (2013)


Cello Concerto, Op. 120 (1974)

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson (cello)/János Ferencsik/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Benedic Domino, Triade for Trumpet and Organ and Quintet for Brass)
BIS CD-78 (1992)
(original LP release: BIS LP-78) (1977)

Flute Concerto No. 1, Op. 126 (1975)

Manuela Wiesler (flute)/Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 2 and Recorder Concerto)
BIS CD-911 (1998)

Flute Concerto No. 2, Op. 147 (1981)

Manuela Wiesler (flute)/Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 1 and Recorder Concerto)
BIS CD-911 (1998)

Recorder Concerto, Op. 122 (1974)

Dan Laurin (recorder)/Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
BIS CD-911 (1998)

Michala Petri (recorder)/Okko Kamu/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Arnold: Recorder Concerto, Kulesha: Recorder Concerto, T. Koppel: Moonchild's Dream and Christiansen: Dance Suite for Soprano Recorder and String Orchestra)
RCA RED SEAL 62543 (1995)


Tuba Concerto, Op. 127 (1950)

Jens Bjorn Larsen (tuba)/Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 11 and 12 and Intermezzo Concertante)
BIS CD-802 (1997)

Chamber Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Strings and Timpani, Op. 17 (1939)

Noriko Ogawa (piano)/Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 3 and 7 and Beatus Parvo)
BIS CD-1176 (2005)

Anne Øland (piano)/Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224038 (1996)

Chamber Concerto No. 2 for Violin, Flute, Strings and Percussion, Op. 20 (1940)

Mikkel Futtrup (violin)/Eva Østergaard (flute)/Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Requiem for Nietzsche, Sinfonia 1, String Quartet No. 4, Sonata for Solo Cello and Nuigen: Piano Trio)
DACAPO 8.226101-02 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224038) (1996)

Chamber Concerto No. 3 for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 21 (1940-2)

Martin Fröst (clarinet)/Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 1 and 7 and Beatus Parvo)
BIS CD-1176 (2005)

Niels Thomsen (clarinet)/Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224038 (1996)

Chamber Concerto No. 4 for Piano Trio and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 30 (1942-5)

Anne Øland (piano)/Mikkel Futtrup (violin)/Niels Ullner (cello)/Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Sinfonietta
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 5 and 6)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224063) (1997)

Chamber Concerto No. 5 for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 31 (1943)

Tim Fredriksen (viola)/Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 4 and 6)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224038 (1996)


Chamber Concerto No. 6 for Violin and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 33 (1943)

Mikkel Futtrup (violin)/Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 4 and 5)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224038 (1996)

Chamber Concerto No. 7 for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 37 (1945)

Max Artved (oboe)/Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 8 and 9)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224086 (1997)

Gordon Hunt (oboe)/Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 1 and 3 and Beatus Parvo)
BIS CD-1176 (2005)

Chamber Concerto No. 8 for Orchestra, Op. 38 "Sinfonia Concertante" (1945)

Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Concerto No. 10, Concerto Giocondo e Severo and The Ill-Tempered Turk)
BIS CD-917 (2003)

Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 7 and 9)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224086 (1997)

Chamber Concerto No. 9 for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, Op. 39 (1945-6)

Mikkel Futtrup (violin)/Tim Fredriksen (viola)/Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 7 and 9)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224086 (1997)

Kai Lausen (violin)/ErikSpillemose (viola)/Carl von Garaguly/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + Andersen: Violin Concerto, Thybo: Violin Concerto, N.V. Bentzon: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Emborg: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 469-70 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

Chamber Concerto No. 10 for Winds, Brass, Strings and Orchestra, Op. 40 (1946)

Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Concerto No. 8, Concerto Giocondo e Severo and The Ill-Tempered Turk)
BIS CD-917 (2003)

Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 11, 12 and 13)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224087 (1998)

Chamber Concerto No. 11 for Trumpet, 2 Horns and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 44 (1948)

Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet)/Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 10, 12 and 13)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224087 (1998)

Ketil Christensen (trumpet)/Michael Schønwandt/Collegium Musicum, Copenhagen
( + Riisager: Trumpet Concertino, Norby: Capriccio for Trumpet, Strings and Piano, Carl Nielsen/M. Andresen: 5 Preludes, Sehested: Septet and M. Andresen: Suite Danica)
RONDO GRAMMOFON RCD 8351 (1997)
(original LP release: RONDO GRAMMOFON RLP 8312) (1985)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
+ Chamber Concerto Nos. 12, Tuba Concerto and Intermezzo Concertante)
BIS CD-802 (1997)

Robert Nagel (trumpet)/Carlos Surinach MGM Chamber Orchestra
( + Glanville-Hicks: Etruscan Concerto)
MGM E 3357 (LP) (1956)

Chamber Concerto No. 12 for Trombone and Orchestra, Op. 52 (1950)

Jesper Juul (trombone)/Henrik Vagn Christensen/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Grøndahl: Trombone Concerto No. 12, Hyldgaard: Concerto Borealis, Jørgensen: Suite for Trombone and Orchestra and Romance)
DACAPO 6.220526 (2007)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Concerto Nos. 11, Tuba Concerto and Intermezzo Concertante)
BIS CD-802 (1997)

Jacques Mauger (trombone)/Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 10, 11 and 13)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224087 (1998)

Chamber Concerto No. 13 for Oboe, Viola and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 67 (1955-6)

Max Artved (oboe)/Tim Fredriksen (viola)/Hannu Koivula/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 10, 11 and 12)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.2240087 (1998)

Concerto for Orchestra (1929)

Dima Slobodeniouk/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto and Violin Concerto No. 2)
DACAPO 6.220599 (2013)

Concerto for Brass, Op. 157 (1983)

Jorma Panula/Scandinavian Brass Ensemble
( + Grieg: Funeral March in Memory of Richard Nordraak, Danielsson: Suite No. 3 for Brass and Percussion, Madsen: Div for Brass and Percussion, Per the Fiddler, Almila: Te Pa Te Pa and Hallberg: Blacksmith's Tune)
BIS CD-265 (1994)

Concerto Giocondo e Severo, Op. 132 (1977)

Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 8 and 10 and The Ill-Tempered Turk)
BIS CD-917 (2003)

Intermezzo Concertante for Tuba and Orchestra, Op. 171 (1987)

Jens Bjorn Larsen (tuba)/Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Concertos Nos. 11 and 12 and Tuba Concerto)
BIS CD-802 (1997)


IVER HOLTER
(1850-1941, NORWAY)

Born in Gausdal, Oppland County. He first studied music with Johan Svendsen and then went for further training in Leipzig with Salomon Jadassohn, Ernst Richter and Carl Reinecke and also Berlin. He was music director of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and also founded the Christiania (Oslo) Bys Orkester and in his capacity as a conductor and teacher he became a central figure Norway's musical life. He did not compose prolifically but among his other works are a Symphony and the orchestral works "Hanskvæld," "Götz von Berlichingen: Suite" and "Norse Suite."

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 22 (1922)

Ragin Wenk-Wolff (violin)/Per Dreier/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony in F)
NORSK KULTURRÅDS NKFCD 50020-2 (1988)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURRÅDS NKF 30066) (1986)


EGIL HOVLAND
(b. 1924, NORWAY)

Born in Råde, Østfold County. He studied at the Oslo Conservatory with Arild Sandvold and Bjarne Brustad, and afterwards in Copenhagen with Vagn Holmboe, in Tanglewood with Aaron Copland, and in Florence with Luigi Dallapiccola. He was active as an organist, music critic and composer. His large catalogue includes orchestral, chamber and instrumental works as well as many sacred choral and organ works that made him one of Norway's major church composers. His unrecorded concertante works are Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 91 (1977), Viola Concerto, Op. 153 (1996-7), Oboe Concerto, Op. 150 (1996), Concertino for 3 Trumpets and Strings, Op. 23 (1955) and Suite for Flute and Strings, Op. 31 (1959).

Violin Concerto, Op. 81 (1974)

Isaac Shuldman (violin)/Igor Golovchin/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Trombone Concerto and Concerto for Piccolo and Strings)
AURORA ACD 5004 (1999)

Trombone Concerto, Op. 76 (1972)

Per Brevig (trombone)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Symphony Orchestra
( + Egge: Cello Concerto)
PHILIPS 6578 109 (LP) (1980)

Per Brevig (trombone)/Alexander Dmitriev/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Concerto for Piccolo and Strings)
AURORA ACD 5004 (1999)

Per Kristian Svensen (trombone)/Terje Boye Hansen/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Aagard-Nilson: Trombone Concerto No. 2, Amdahl: Elegy and Plagge: Trombone Concerto)
TWO-I 35 (2007)

Concerto for Piccolo and Strings, Op. 117 (1986)

Andrew Cunningham (piccolo)/Alexander Dmitriev/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Trombone Concerto)
AURORA ACD 5004 (1999)
(original LP release: AURORA ACD 4976) (1994)


OLE HØYER (JENSEN)
(1927-2002, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He was mostly known as a film composer.

Concerto for the Clarinet Family (1970s?)

Arne Møller (clarinets)/Alfred Hause/NDR Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1973)
( + Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto, Wind Quintet, N.V. Bentzon: Concerto for 3 Clarinets, Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Mozart: Clarinet Quintet)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 514-5 (2 CDs) (2004)


KETIL HVOSLEF
(b. 1939, NORWAY)

Born in Bergen as Ketil Sæverud, the son of composer Harald Sæverud . He studied viola and organ at the Bergen Music Conservatory Academy and had further studies in Stockholm with Karl-Birger Blomdahl and Ingvar Lidholm and then in London with Thomas Rajna and Henri Lazarof. He taught music theory and ear training at the Bergen Music Conservatory. He took his mother's maiden name "Hvoslef" in 1980. His large catalogue includes operas, film scores, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded concertante works ar: Piano Concerto (1992-3), Violin Concerto No. 2 (2002), Viola Concerto with Children's Chorus (2005), Cello Concertos Nos. 1 (1976, rev.1987) and 2 (1990-1), Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra (1995), Concerto for Bassoon and String Orchestra (1979), Trumpet Concerto (1969), Piano Concertino (1964), Trumpet Concertino in C (1991), Finale for Cello and Orchestra (1993-4), "Ariseturo," Concerto for Percussion and 8 Wind Instruments (1966), Miniett for Violin and String Orchestra (1970), "Vind," Concerto for Flute, Wind Ensemble and Percussion (1983) and "Ve vi Vo vi," Divertimento for Trumpet, Piano and Accordion Orchestra (1989).

Violin Concerto No. 1 (1988-9)

Trond Sæverud (violin)/Christian Eggen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Antigone)
AURORA ACD 4969 (1992)

Double Bass Concerto (1973)

Gary Karr (double bass)/Karsten Andersen/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concertino for Orchestra, Rondo con variazioni and Octet for Flutes)
AURORA NCD 4949 (1988)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6529 041) (1981)

Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra (1996)

Rascher Saxophone Quartet/Petter Sundkvist/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + A. Nilsson: Concerto Grosso and Kaipainen: Vernal Concerto)
BIS CD-1203 (2003)

Double Concerto for Flute, Guitar and String Orchestra (1977)

Gunilla von Bahr (flute)/Diego Blanco (guitar)/Stockholm Chamber Ensemble
( + Mi-Fi-Li and Kvartoni)
BIS LP 129 (1980) (recorded under his original name Ketil Saeverud)

Concertino for Orchestra (1979)

Per Dreier/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Double Bass Concerto, Rondo con variazioni and Octet for Flutes)
AURORA NCD 4949 (1988)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6725 028) (1980)



SØREN HYLDGAARD
(b. 1962, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He was a film and media major at the University of Copenhagen when he began to compose. He has since become a specialist in movie scores.

Concerto Borealis for Trombone and Orchestra (2000, rev. 2005)

Jesper Juul (trombone)/Henrik Vagn Christensen/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Grøndahl: Trombone Concerto, Holmboe: Chamber Concerto No. 12, Jørgensen: Suite for Trombone and Orchestra and Romance)
DACAPO 6.220526 (2007)


JĀNIS IVANOVS
(1906-1983, LATVIA)

Born in Riga. He studied conducting with Georg Schnéevoigt and composition with Jazeps Vitols at the Latvian Conservatory. He taught composition and orchestration at his former school (now known as the Latvian Academy of Music). In addition, he worked as a sound engineer for Latvian Radio and later became its artistic director. As a composer, his output centers around orchestral music, including 20 Symphonies, but he has also written chamber music, piano pieces, songs and film scores.

Piano Concerto in G minor (1959)

Konstantin Blumenthal (piano)/Edgars Tons/Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA D7267-8 (LP) (1960)

Nikolai Federovskis (piano)/Centis Kriķis//Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 3 Sketches for Piano)
MELODIYA SM 02743-4 (LP) (1971)

Igor Zhukov (piano)/Vassily Sinaisky/Latvian National (Television and Radio) Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1977)
( + Symphony No. 10 and Andante)
CAMPION CAMEO CD 2013 (2002)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10-11829-30) (1980)

Violin Concerto in E minor (1951)

Juris Svolkovskis (violin)/Edgars Tons/Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Andante)
MELODIYA 33S 01475-6) LP) (1967)

Valdis Zarins (violin)Vassily Sinaisky/Latvian National (Television and Radio) Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto and Sallinen: Violin Concerto)
CAMPION CAMEO CD 2004 (1997)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10-11829-30) (1980)

Cello Concerto in B minor (1938)

Ernest Bertovskis (cello)/Edgars Tons/Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Andante
MELODIYA 33S 01475-6) LP) (1967)

Ernest Bertovskis(cello)/Leonids Vigners/Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Vitols: Latvian Rustic Serenade and Valse Caprice)
MELODIYA ND1891-2 (LP) (1954)

Mâris Villerušs (cello)/Leonids Vigners/Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Symphony No. 3 and Mountains in the Clouds)
CAMPION CAMEO CD 2009 (1999)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10-16647-8) (1981)

 

JULIUS JACOBSEN
(1915-1990, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He was educated at the Copenhagen Conservatory where he graduated with a degree in piano. He worked as a classical and jazz pianist, trombonist, composer and arranger and spent his later years in Sweden.

"Tuba Buffo," Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (1978)

Michael Lind (tuba)/Gunnar Stern/Malmo Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto, Danielsson: Capriccio da Camera, B. Nilsson: Bass for Solo Tuba and Percussion and Lundquist: Landscape)
CAPRICE CAP 21493 (1995)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1143) (1980)




ALFRED JANSON
(b. 1937, NORWAY)

Born in Oslo. He was taught by his mother, the pianist Margrethe Gleditsch, and later studied harmony and counterpoint with Bjorn Fongaard and Finn Mortensen, He made his debut as an accordion virtuoso at the age of twelve and his debut as a pianist took place in Oslo in 1962. He performs and composes in various styles including popular, jazz and classical. His catalogue includes an opera, orchestral, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Norwegian Dance for Cornet and String Orchestra (1996)

Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet)/Christian Lindberg/Nordic Chamber Orchestra
( + Byström: Förvillelser, C. Lindberg: Akbank Bunka and H. Wessman: Trumpet Concerto
BIS CD-1548 (2007)


Forspill (Prelude) for Violin and Orchestra (1975)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Per Dreier/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Arnestad: Arabesk, Fongaard: Legende, Nordheim: Spur, Persen: CSV, Soderlind: Polaris, and Thommessen: Barbaresk)
UNICORN UN2-75028 (2-LPs) (1979)


National Anthem for Solo Trumpet, Solo Trombone, Orchestra, and Tape (1988)

Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet)/Thorbjorn Sunde (trombone)/Christian Eggen/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Flem: Ultima Thule, Kruse: Saxophone Concerto and Ness: Schatten)
AURORA ACD 4975 (1995)


THOMAS JENNEFELT
(b. 1954, SWEDEN)

Born in Huddinge, Stockholm County. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Gunnar Bucht and Arne Mellnäs and other teachers. He has composed operas, orchestral and choral works.

Stockholm in May for Trumpet and String Orchestra (2000)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Péter Csaba/Musicae Vitae
( + Lidholm: Music for Strings and Hambraeus: Labyrinth)
CAPRICE CAP 21572 (2002)


ROMUALDS JERMAKS
(b. 1931, LATVIA)

Born in Škaune. After initial studies at the Jazeps Medinš College of Music, he studied composition with Janis Ivanovs at the Latvian State Conservatory. After graduation, he worked as a teacher in the Rezekne and Cesis Colleges of Music, and as a sound engineer in the studios of Latvian Television. His vast catalogue of works encompasses many genres with specialties in organ and vocal works. His other concertant works include a Violin Concerto (2009), Concerto for Cello, Organ and Chamber Orchestra (1995) and Alto Saxophone Concerto (2008).

Concerto No. 1 for Organ and Chamber Orchestra (1969)

Peteris Sipolnieks (organ)/Tovijs Lifšics/Latvian State Philharmonic Society Chamber Orchestra
( + I. Kalnins: Watercolours of the Lielupe, Zarins: Fantasy of J. Poruk's Theme, Vitols: Pastorale and Garuta: Meditation)
MELODIYA SM 03523-4 (LP)


Concerto No. 2 for Organ and Chamber Orchestra (1976)

Brigita Mieze (organ)/Tovijs Lifšics /Latvian State Philharmonic Society Chamber Orchestra
( + Scenes of Riga, Nocturne and Organ Sonata No. 3: Andante)
MELODIYA S10 13255-6 (LP) (1980)


JØRGEN JERSILD
(1913-2004, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He played the piano and began composing while still a teenager, and later studied theory and composition with Rudolph Simonsen and Poul Schierbeck. He also briefly studied in Paris with Albert Roussel . Back in Denmark, he studied musicology at the University of Copenhagen. Afterwards, he taught ear training, orchestration and composition at the Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and also worked as a music critic and published a number of theoretical books. He composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Harp Concerto (1972)

Osian Ellis (harp)/Arvo VolmerAalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Pastoral for String Orchestra, Fantasia per Organo, Three Danish Madrigals and Three Romantic Songs)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO DCCD 9108 (1993)

Sonja Gislinge (harp)/OsmoVänskä/Sjaellands Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia, Two Impromptus, Fantasia e Canto Affettuoso and Pezzo Elegiaco)
PAULA PACD 75 (1993)

 

DAVID MONRAD JOHANSEN
(1888-1974, NORWAY)


He was born in Vefsn, Nordland County. He came to Christiania (now Oslo) as a teenager to study at the Conservatory and he continued taking lessons with Catharinus Elling, Iver Holter and others. Then he went to Berlin in 1915 for further composition studies with Engelbert Humperdinck and Robert Kahn. A later visit to Paris saw him influenced by Stravinsky’s music and he continued to spend short periods abroad for further studies including classical counterpoint with Hermann Grabner n Leipzig. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works and also wrote a famous biography of Edvard Grieg. His position as one of Norway's leading composers was destroyed by his collaboration with the Nazis during their occupation of his country. His son was the composer Johan Kvandal (1919-1999).

Piano Concerto in E-flat major, Op. 29 (1952-4)

Håvard Gimse (piano)/Christian Eggen/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pan and Kvandal: Piano Concerto )
SIMAX PSC 1234 (2006)



ERKKI JOKINEN
(b. 1941, FINLAND)

Born in Tervakoski, north of Helsinki. He studied composition under Erik Bergman and Joonas Kokkonen at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki where he also received diplomas for teaching. His composition studies continued in Holland with Ton de Leeuw. His teaching career started at the music college of Hämeenlinna, but since 1981 he has taught music theory and composition at the Sibelius Academy. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works and he virtually ceased composing sometime in the 1990s. His Cello Concerto (1969–70) and "Voyage," Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1990) have not been recorded.

Concerto for Accordion and Chamber Orchestra (1987)

Matti Rantanen (accordion)/Avanti Chamber Orchestra
( + Bashmakov: Four Inventions, M. Lindberg: Jeux d’Anches, Metal Work, Tiensuu: Aufschwung and Nevanlinna: Foto)
FINLANDIA FACD 404 (1991)

 

SVERRE JORDAN
(1889-1972, NORWAY)

Born in Bergen. He studied the piano in Bergen and then studied piano and composition in Berlin with José Vianna da Motta, Conrad Ansorge and Wilhelm Klatte. He made his debut as a pianist in Bergen and afterwards worked as music critic and a choral conductor. He composed incidental music, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works and numerous songs. His unrecorded concertante works are Piano Concerto in E minor, Op. 45 (1944), Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 82 (1966), Cello Concerto in D minor, Op. 51 (1948) and Concerto Romantico in C for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 63 (1957).

Concerto Piccolo for Piano and Orchestra in F major, Op. 77 (1962)

Jens Harald Bratlie (piano)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fever Poems and Holbweg Silhouettes)
SIMAX PSC 3107 (1990)


AXEL JØRGENSEN
(1881-1947, DENMARK)

Born in Skiveholme Terp, Jutland. He studied the violin at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Axel Gade and Valdemar Tofte and composition with Otto Malling. He became a violinist with the Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra After a stay in Paris, he returned to become a violist with the Royal Danish Orchestra and stayed at this post for the rest of his professional life. He composed very sparingly and produced the works listed below for an orchestral colleague and friend.

Suite for Trombone and Orchestra, Op. 22 (1926)

Jesper Juul (trombone)/Henrik Vagn Christensen/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Romance, Grøndahl: Trombone Concerto, Holmboe: Chamber Concerto No. 12 and Hyldgaard: Trombone Concerto)
DACAPO 6.220526 (2007)

Carsten Svanberg (trombone)/Henrik Vagn Christensen/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Sehested: Suite for Cornet and Strings, Thybo: Concerto for Trumpet, Trombone and String Orchestra and T. Hansen: Sonata for Cornet and Piano)
RONDO GRAMMOFON 8359 (2005)


Romance for Trombone and Orchestra, Op. 21 (1926)

Jesper Juul (trombone)/Henrik Vagn Christensen/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite, Grøndahl: Trombone Concerto, Holmboe: Chamber Concerto No. 12 and Hyldgaard: Trombone Concerto)
DACAPO 6.220526 (2007)


VYTAUTAS JURGUTIS
(b. 1930, LITHUANIA)

Born in Šilalė. He studied choir conducting at the Lithuanian State Conservatory where he later studied composition with Julius Juzeliunas. He was head of the Music Theory Department at the Vilnius Pedagogical Institute and has taught music theory at the Lithuanian Academy of Music. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Concerto for Solo Violin, Flute, Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1977)

Raimundus Katilius (violin)/Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + Child and Birds, Notes of Ciulionis, and Ricercare)
MELODIYA S10-151934 (LP) (1980)



HEINO JURISALU
(1930-1991, ESTONIA)

Born in Tartu. He graduated from the Tallinn State Conservatory where Heino Eller was his composition teacher and later became a professor at this school where he taught composition and music theory. He also worked as a sound engineer at Estonian Radio and was an adviser of the Estonian Composers' Union. He composed an opera, orchestral and chamber music. Other orchestral works include 2 Symphonies, a Sinfonietta and a Concerto for Orchestra (Concerto Grosso) (1960).

Flute Concerto (1962)

Maarika Järvi (flute)/Kristjan Järvi/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
( + Tubin: Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra, Sink: Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra and Tamberg: Musica Triste)
FINLANDIA 0927-42991 (2002)

Samuel Saulus (flute)/Eri Klas/Estonian National (Radio) Symphony Orchestra
( + Forest Concerto, Symphony No. 2, 3 Serenades for Chamber Orchestra, 3 Estonian Dances and Quintet)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9119 (1998)
(original LP release: MELODIYA 33SM 03383-4) (1972)

Forest Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (1977)

Kalle Kauksi (horn)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Symphony No. 2, 3 Serenades for Chamber Orchestra, 3 Estonian Dances and Quintet)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9119 (1998)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10 19525 003) (1983)

 

JULIUS JUZELIUNAS
(1916-2001, LITHUANIA)

Born in Cepole. He studied composition at the Kaunas Conservatory with Juozas Gruodis and continued his studies at the Leningrad Conservatory under Vladimir Voloshinov. He became a distinguished teacher of composition at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and taught almost an entire generation of future Lithuanian composers. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. His orchestral output also includes Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1985) and Concerto Grosso (1966).

Concerto for Violin, Organ and Orchestra (1963)

Raimundas Katilius (violin)/Leopoldas Digrys (organ)/Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1982)
( + Symphony No. 5, African Sketches
LITHUANIAN MUSIC INFORMATION CENTRE LMIPCCD 010 2000 (2002)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10-24613-009) (1987)

Eugenius Paulauskas (violin)/Leopoldas Digrys (organ)/Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Balsis: Dramatic Frescoes)
MELODIYA D017271-2) (LP) (1966)

Poem-Concerto for String Orchestra (1961)

Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + String Quartet No. 1)
MELODIYA D-12277-8 (LP)


JOUNI KAIPAINEN
(b. 1956, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. He studied composition at the Sibelius Academy with Aulis Sallinen and Paavo Heininen. Since 1980 he has been a free-lance composer and writer. He has written numerous articles on music and culture and is also the Artistic Director of the Avanti Summer Sounds Festival. He has composed music for the theater as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal music. Still awaiting recordings are his Piano Concerto, Op. 55 (1997), Violin Concerto, Op. 76 (2006), Viola Concerto, Op. 56 (1997) and Trumpet Concerto, Op. 66 (2003).

Cello Concerto for No. 1, Op. 65 (2002)

Marko Ylönen (cello)/Hannu Lintu/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto)
ONDINE ODE 1062-2 (2005)

Clarinet Concerto, Op. 38 "Carpe Diem" (1990)

Karin Dornbusch (clarinet)/Petri Sakari/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Fernström: Clarinet Concerto and Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto)
CAPRICE CAP 21649 (2006)

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Avanti Chamber Orchestra
( + Tiensuu: Clarinet Concerto and Debussy: Première Rhapsodie)
ONDINE ODE 778-2 (1995)

Oboe Concerto, Op. 46 (1994)

Helen Jahren (oboe)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Sisyphus Dreams)
ONDINE ODE 855-2 (1995)

Bassoon Concerto, Op. 74 (2005)

Otto Virtanen (bassoon)/Hannu LintuTampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
ONDINE ODE 1089-2 (2006)

Horn Concerto, Op.61 (2001-2)

Esa Tapan (horn)/Hannu Lintu/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto No. 1)
ONDINE ODE 1062-2 (2005)

Vernal Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra, Op. 53 "From Equinox to Solstice" (1996)

Raschèr Saxophone Quartet/Petter Sundkvist/Swedish Chamber Orchestra, cond.
( + A. Nilsson: Concerto Grosso and Hvoslef: Concerto for Saxophone Quartet))
BIS CD-1203 (2003)


ROMUALDS KALSONS
(b.1938, LATVIA)

Born in Riga. He studied choral conducting at the Jazeps Medinš College of Music and then at the Latvian State Conservatory where he studied composition with Adolfs Skulte and orchestral conducting with Jazeps Lindbergs. He worked as a sound engineer for Latvian Radio and Television and has taught at the Latvian Academy of Music where became the head of the composition department. In addition, he has been active as a pianist and conductor. His catalogue covers various genres including opera, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal and solo instrumental music. His large orchestral output includes also includes the unrecorded Concertos for Violin (1977), Cello (1970) and Clarinet (1982), 3 ConcertI GrossI (1977. 2003 amd 2005), Concertino Serio é Buffo (1993) and Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1978).

Violin Concerto in D minor (1978).

Baiba Skride (violin)/Imants Resnis/Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Cello Concerto)
UPSETT CD 033 (2008)

Valdis Zarins (violin)/Terje Mikkelsen/Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Symphonic Variations)
SIMAX PSC 1213 (2000)

Valdis Zarins (violin)/Vasily Sinaisky/Latvian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso)
MELODIYA S 10 16847-8 (LP) (1981)

Cello Concerto (1970)

Agnese Rugevica (cello)/Terje Mikkelsen/Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Symphonic Variations)
SIMAX PSC 1213 (2000)

Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1978)

Janis Zilbers (piano)/Terje Mikkelsen/Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
( +Violin Concerto and Cello Concerto)
SIMAX PSC 1213 (2000)

Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (1982)

Ints Dalderis (clarinet)/Imants Resnis/Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Ostinato)
UPSETT CD 033 (2008)

Girts Paže (clarinet)/Tovijs Lifšics/Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + Dialoghi Cycle: Intermezzo and Quasi Sonata for Clarinet and Cello)
RIGA RECORDING STUDIO RS 070 (2011)

Egils Šefers (clarinet)/Claus Efland/Sinfonietta Riga
( + Sibelius: Romance for String Orchestra, Vasks: Musica Dolorosa, Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies, Nielsen: Little Suite for String Orchestra and Larsson: Romance from Pastoral Suite)
CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72630 (2014)


Concerto Grosso for Trumpet, Horn and Orchestra (1977)

Janis Klisans (trumpet)/Arvids Klisans (horn)/Romualds Kalsons/Latvian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Skulte: Symphony No. 5)
MELODIYA S 10 13685-6 (LP) (1980)

Ostinato (Concertino) for Cello and Orchestra (1976)

Kristine Blaumane (cello)/Imants Resnis/Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Violin Concerto)
UPSETT CD 033 (2008)

 

RAIMO KANGRO
(1949-2001, ESTONIA)

Born in Tartu. He studied piano at the Tartu Music High School and then went on to the Tallinn State Conservatoire where he was a composition student of Jaan Rääts and Eino Tamberg. After working as the music director of the Estonian Television, he became the adviser at the Estonian Composers' Union and the director of the Estonian Music Foundation and subsequently became the chairman of the Estonian Composers' Union. He taught composition at the Estonian Academy of Music. His large catalogue includes operas, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal and choral works. Some unrecorded concertante works for orchestra include Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 9 (1976), Concerto for 2 Pianos No. 3, Op. 47 (1992), Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 3 (1971), Flute Concerto, Op. 10 (1973), Bassoon Concerto, Op. 27 (1981), Concerto for Guitar, Violoncello and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 46 (1992) and Percussion Concerto, Op. 62 (2000).

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 60 (1999)

Kalle Randalu (piano)/Paul Mägi/Estonian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Display VIII and Arcus)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 319157 (2001)


Concerto No. 1 for 2 Pianos and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 22 (1977)

Nora Novik and Raffi Haradžanjan (pianos)/Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2 and Symphony No. 1)
MELODIYA S10 17525 (LP) (1982)

Concerto No. 2 for 2 Pianos and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 36 (1988)

Nora Novik and Raffi Haradžanjan (pianos)/Toomas Kapten/Tallinn Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Two and Gaudeo Cantata)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9070 (1996)

Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 19 (1977)

Ilja Kaler (violin)/Eri Klas/Estonian State Symphony Orchestra
( + 2 Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 1)
MELODIYA S10 17525 (LP) (1982)


Concerto for Guitar, Cello, and Orchestra, Op. 46 (1992)

Tiit Peterson (guitar)/Part Tarvas (cello)/Vello Pahn/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Körvits: Concerto Semplice and Vahi: White Concerto)
SALU MUUSIK 040 (1998)


Concerto for Two for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 48 (1993)

Mihkel Peäske (flute)/Toomas Vavilov (clarinet)/Toomas Kapten/Tallinn Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 2 Piano Concerto No. 2 and Gaudeo Cantata)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9070 (1996)


ARTUR KAPP
(1878-1952, ESTONIA
)

Born in Suure-Jaani. After initial training from his father, he studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory where his organ teacher was Louis Homilius and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Anatol Liadov taught him composition. He was the director of the Astrakhan Conservatory for 17 years. After his return to Estonia, he became the conductor of the "Estonia" Theatre and joined the composition faculty at the Tallinn Conservatory where he eventually became its head for almost 2 decades. He composed works for symphony orchestra and chamber music, choir and solo songs. He was also an accomplished organist who composed Estonia's first Organ Concerto. His other concertante works included a Concerto-Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra (1945). Organ Concerto No. 2 in C minor (1946), Cello Concerto in G minor (1946), Concerto for Clarinet, French Horn and Orchestra in C minor (1946) and Concerto for Septet and String Orchestra (?). His son Eugen Kapp (1908-1996) and nephew Villem Kapp (1913-1964) were also renowned composers.

Organ Concerto No.1 in F major (1934)

Ines Maidre (organ)/Arvo Volmer/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasy on a Theme of B-A-C-H, Symphonic Poem "Tombs", Prelude for Cello and Symphony Orchestra and Dramatic Overture "Don Carlos")
ERES EDITION CD40 (2003)


Fantasy on a Theme of B-A-C-H for Violin and Orchestra (1942)

M. Männi (violin)/Arvo Volmer/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Organ Concerto No. 1, Symphonic Poem "Tombs", Prelude for Cello and Symphony Orchestra and Dramatic Overture "Don Carlos")
ERES EDITION CD40 (2003)


Prelude for Cello and Symphony Orchestra (1918)

Teet Järvi (cello)/Arvo Volmer/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Organ Concerto No. 1, Symphonic Poem "Tombs", Fantasy on a Theme of B-A-C-H and Dramatic Overture "Don Carlos")
ERES EDITION CD40 (2003)



EUGEN KAPP
(1908-1996, ESTONIA)

Born in Astrakhan, where his father, Artur Kapp, was then the director of the local Conservatory. He studied under his father at the Tallinn Conservatory and joined its faculty after graduation as a teacher of music theory and composition. He composed operas, ballets, film scores, cantatas as well as orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental and vocal works. Among his other major unrecorded orchestral works is a Piano Concerto (1969), Concerto-Fantasy for Violin and Chamber Orchestra "In Memory of Vladimir Alumäe" (1980), Cello Concerto (1986) and Youth Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1972).

Flute Concerto (1975)

Maarika Järvi (flute)/Kristjan Järvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concertino, Eespere: Flute Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Eller: Three Pieces)
ESTONIAN RADIO PRODUCTIONS ERP 2009 (2009)

Flute Concertino (1965)

Maarika Järvi (flute)/Kristjan Järvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Eespere: Flute Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Eller: Three Pieces)
ESTONIAN RADIO PRODUCTIONS ERP 2009 (2009)


INGVAR KARKOFF
(b. 1958, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm, the son of composer Maurice Karkoff (b. 1927). He studied orchestration with Gunnar Johansson and counterpoint, privately. He then went on to study composition with Gunnar Bucht at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and electro acoustic music with Pär Lindgren. In addition, he received lessons from visiting guest professor Brian Ferneyhough. He taught aural training at the Edsberg Institute of Music and orchestration and theory at the Stockholm Institute of Music Pedagogics as well as instrumentation and composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He has composed orchestral, chamber, vocal, choral and electro-acoustic works.

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra (1989)

Kinga Práda (flute)/Sven Åberg/Stockholm String Ensemble
( + Hammerth: Violin Concerto No. 2, Strings and Largo, Deák: Flute Concerto and M. Larson: Lucifer, Proleme die Lügerin)
NOSAG CD 123 (2006)

Concerto for Recorder and Wind Orchestra (2000)

Dan Laurin (recorder)/Alan Gilbert/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Börtz: Concerto for Recorder and Wind Orchestra and Österling: Voices of Silence)
BIS CD-1425 (2006)


MAURICE KARKOFF
(b. 1927, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He studied music theory with Karl-Birger Blomdahl and piano at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm receiving a degree in piano teaching. He continued his study of composition with Lars-Erik Larsson, Erland von Koch, Vagn Holmboe, André Jolivet and Wladimir Vogel and also took courses in counterpoint, orchestration and conducting. He worked as a music critic in Stockholm and taught theory and composition at Stockholm's Communal Music Institute. He composed a voluminous amount of music in all genres including a cycle of 12 numbered Symphonies. His catalogue also includes many concertante works including a Piano Concerto, Op. 28 (1957), Violin Concerto, Op. 22 (1956), Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1959), Concerto for Bassoon Concerto and String Orchestra (1990), Horn Concerto, Op. 40 (1959), Trumpet Concerto, Op. 136 (1976), Trombone Concerto, Op. 35 (1958) and Concerto for Tuba and String Orchestra (1991).

Cello Concerto, Op. 31 (1957-8)

Guido Vecchi (cello)/Gunnar Staern/Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Reflexions and Tre Colori)
CAPRICE CAP 1188 (LP) (1982)

Chamber Concerto No. 2 for Winds and Percussion, Op. 120 (1974)

Claes-Merithz Pettersson/Reionmusiken i Solleftaå
( + Kraus: Amphitryon - Intermezzo, Telemann: Allegro and Schutz: Christmas Oratorio - Excerpts)
CAPRICE CAP 3009 (LP) (1977)

 

JURIS KARLSONS
(b. 1948, LATVIA)

He studied at the Riga High School of Choreography and continued his studies at the Theory Division of the Emils Darzinš Music College. Afterwards, he attended the Latvian State Conservatory where he studied composition with Janis Ivanovs. He worked as a sound editor at Latvian Radio and Television.and then taught at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian State Conservatory. His catalogue includes orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works with a specialization in the last two genres. His orchestral output includes a Symphony Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (2002), Concerto Solenne for Mixed Choir, Organ and Orchestra (1975) and Fantasy for Piano andOrchestra "The Voices of the Starry Heavens" (2009).

Piano Concerto No. 1 with Chamber Orchestra (1974)

Teofils Bikis (piano)/Andris Veismanis/Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
RIGA RECORDING STUDIO RS 047 (2003)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1983)

Teofils Bikis (piano)/Pauls Megi/Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
RIGA RECORDING STUDIO RS 047 (2003)
(original LP release: RITONIS 3-013-C-1) (1991)


Per i Giovani for Bass Guitar, Percussion and Orchestra (1974)

A. Riekstins (bass guitar)/ Maris Briezhkalis (percussion)/Vassily Sinaisky/Latvian Symphony Orchestra
( + Lorents: Rock-Group Concerto, Plakidis: Sketches for Oboe, and Prelude and Pulsation, and Vasks: Music to Departing Birds)
MELODIYA S10-14131-2 (LP) (1980)


TĀLIVALDIS ĶENIŅŠ
(1919-2008, LATVIA)

Born in Liepaja. He begin a course in composition at the Latvian Conservatory in Riga, where he studied piano with Arvids Žilinskis, counterpoint with Jazeps Vitols, and harmony, form and orchestration with Adolfs Abele. He later enrolled at the Conservatoire National de Musique in Paris, where his teachers included Olivier Messiaen. and Tony Aubin. He fled Latvia in 1944 and eventually settled in Canada where he was appointed as organist and music director at St Andrew's Latvian Lutheran Church in Toronto and then joined the staff of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto as a teacher of composition and counterpoint where he remained until his retirement. A prolific composer, his output includes orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His many unrecorded concertante works include: Piano Concerto (1946), Concerto for Piano, String Orchestra and Percussion (1990), Little Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1987), Concerto for Violin, Cello and String Orchestra (1964), Concertos da Camera for Piano, Flute, Clarinet and String Orchestra (1981) and 2 for Flute and Ensemble (1983), Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra (1987), Sinfonia Concertata for Organ and Orchestra (1986), Sinfonia Concertante (Symphony No. 2) for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Orchestra (1967) and Fantasia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1971).

Violin Concerto (1974)

Steven Staryk (violin)/John Avison/CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra
(included in collection: "Anthology of Canadian Music - Talivaldis Kenins")
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL ACM 33 (4 CDs) (1988)
(original LP release: CBC RECORDS SM 293) (1975)

 

MIHKEL KEREM
(b. 1981, ESTONIA)

Born in Tallinn. He studied at the Tallinn Music High School with Miriam Kerem for violin and Mati Kuulberg and then had further composition study at the Estonian Academy of Music with Jan Rääts. In addition, he studied with Levon Chilingirian and William Mivali at London's Royal College of Music. l samast magistrikraadi. in the same degree. He has been concertmaster of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra as well as a chamber musician and violin soloist with various orchestras. He has composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental works.

Lamento for Viola and String Orchestra (2008-9)

Mikk Murdvee (viola and conductor)/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and String Sextet)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0173 (2013)




OLAV KIELLAND
(1916-1985, NORWAY)

Born in Trondheim. He studied architecture in Norway while also taking piano and theory lessons but moved to Leipzig where he studied conducting, composition, piano and bassoon at the Music Conservatory and subsequently took Felix Weingartner's masterclass for conductors in Basel, Switzerland. He worked extensively as a conductor both at home and abroad but gradually was able to devote himself more fully to composition. He composed mostly orchestral and chamber works. He composed 4 Symphonies as well as a Piano Concerto, Op. 27 (1977) and a Violin Concerto. Op. 7 (1939-40).

Concerto Grosso Norvegese for 2 Horns and String Orchestra, Op. 18 (1952)

Olav Kielland/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Brustad: Symphony No. 2)
CRI 160 (LP) (1962)

 

UUNO KLAMI
(1909-1961, FINLAND)

Born in Virolahti. He studied music in at the Helsinki Music Institute with Erkki Melartin and later in Paris with Maurice Ravel and Vienna with Hans Gál. He worked as a music critic for a Helsinki newspaper and was given a State Composer's Pension in 1938. The Finnish folk epic, "The Kalevala", influenced much of his music. He composed a large body of music, mostly for orchestra, but there are also chamber and vocal works. Most of his orchestral works have been recorded.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 8 ‘Une Nuit à Montmartre’ (1925)

Arto Satukangas (piano)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonie Enfantine, Jota, Chinese Merchant, Northern Lights and Rustic Scenes)
CLASSICA CL 4 (1997)

Piano Concerto No. 2 with String Orchestra, Op. 41 (1950)

Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)/Juhani Lamminmäki/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Jolivet: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Orchestra)
FINLANDIA FACD 393 (1991)

Izumi Tateno (piano)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Hommage à Haendel and Finnish Folksongs)
FINLANDIA 3984-29708-2 (2000)

Violin Concerto , Op. 32 (1943, rev. 1954)

Jennifer Koh (violin)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Suomenlinna Overture and Whirls: Act I)
BIS CD-696 (1995)

Ilkka Talvi (violin)/Eero Bister/Kouvola City Orchestra
( + Kokkonen: Cello Concerto and Merilainen: Piano Concerto No. 2)
FINLANDIA FACD 702 (1991)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA FA 334) (1983)

Cheremissian Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 19 (1931)

Arto Noras (cello)/Jorma Panula/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
(+ Kalevala Suite and Sea Pictures)
FINLANDIA 577072 (1992)
(original LP release: FINNLEVY SFX 4) (1973)


Samuli Peltonen (cello)/John Storgårds/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Northern Lights and Kalevala Suite)
ONDINE ODE 1143-2 (2010)

Seven Variations and Coda for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 44 (1953-4)

Jan-Erik Gustafsson (cello)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Cobblers on the Heath Overture and Kalevala Suite)
BIS CD-676 (1994)


Hommage à Haendel for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 21

Izumi Tateno (piano)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Finnish Folksongs)
FINLANDIA 3984-29708-2 (2000)

Finnish Folksongs Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 12, Nos. 1-4

Izumi Tateno (piano)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Hommage à Haendel)
FINLANDIA 3984-29708-2 (2000)


STÅLE KLEIBERG
(b. 1958, NORWAY)

Born in Stavanger. He graduated from the University of Oslo with a degree in musicology and later from the Norwegian State Academy of Music with a diploma degree in composition and also had further musical studies in England. Kleiberg has worked as a composer and educator with an appointment as associate professor at the department of musicology at the University of Trondheim. Kleiberg's catalogue ranges from works for full orchestra to chamber, solo instrumental, choral and vocal music.

Violin Concerto (2005)

Marianne Thorsen (violin)/Daniel Reuss/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Double Bass Concerto)
TWO-! 59 (2009)

Double Bass Concerto (1999)

Goran Sjolin (double bass)//Daniel Reuss/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
TWO-! 59 (2009)


Dopo for Cello and String Orchestra (1993)

Grigori Alumjan (cello)/Alexei Korienko/Collegium Musicum Carinthia
( + Bjørklund: Cantio, Bottcher: Concerto Ripieno, Divertimento Concertante and Albertsen: Piccolo Concerto)
HEMERA HCD 2926 (1998)


ERLAND VON KOCH
(1910-2009, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm, the son of composer Sigurd von Koch (1879-1919). After initial training from his father, he studied at the Stockholm Music Conservatory and received a degree in organ performance and church music. Then he went abroad to Germany and later France to study composition with Paul Höffer, conducting with Clemens Krauss and piano with Claudio Arrau. Coming home, he obtained a teaching position at Karl Wohlfart's Music School and then as a conductor and engineer for Swedish Radio. After his retirement from the latter position, he taught theory and harmony at the Stockholm Music Conservatory. He composed prolifically throughout his long life and his output ranged from a children's opera and ballets to pieces for solo piano, though most of his works are for orchestra and chamber groups. Many of his works reflect Swedish national motifs. Among his other unrecorded works from his vast orchestral catalogue are Piano Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 11 (1936) and 2 (1962), Violin Concertos Nos. 1 (1937), Op. 14 and 2 (1980, rev. 1990), Cello Concerto, Op. 49 (1951, rev. 1966), Concerto for Tuba and String Orchestra (1978), Concerto for Small Orchestra (1955), Concerto Lirico for String Orchestra (1961), Concerto Piccolo for Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone and Brass (1962), Concertino for String Orchestra, Op. 16 (1938), Double Concert for Flute, Clarinet and String Orchestra (1971), Fantasia Concertante for Violin and Orchestra (1964, rev.1969), Serenade for Double Bass and String Orchestra (1985) and Tritychon for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 43 (1949).

Piano Concerto No. 3 with Orchestra or Band (1970-72)

Joakim Kallhed (piano)/Jerker Johansson/Göteborgs Musiken
( + Alfvén: Festival Overture, Gefors: Snurra, Nordron I Motljus and Šimai: Utan Ridå - Suite)
NAXOS (Sweden) 8.555851 (2002)

James Solyom (piano)/Bertil Wiklander/Militärmusiken i Stockholm
( + Deak: I 21 and Naumann: Ljudposter opus XXIII)
EXPO NORR RIKS LPLR 2 (LP) (1971)
( + String Quartet No. 4 "Concerto Lirico") .
CAPRICE CAP 1104 (LP) (1974)

Viola Concerto, Op. 33 (1946, rev. 1966)

Johanna Persson (viola)/B. Tommy Andersson/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Nordic Capriccio and Cinderella: Ballet Suite No. 1)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 710 (2000)

Guitar Concerto (1982)

Goran Sollscher (guitar)/Jan Risberg/Sonanza Chamber Orchestra
( + Börtz: Ballad, Hallnäs: Partita Amabile, Neumann: Guitar Concerto and Wirén: Little Serenade)
CAPRICE CAP 21514 (1995)

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (1978)

Mårten Larsson (oboe)/Camerata Romana
( + Larsson: Oboe Concertino, Linde: Miniature Suite and Roman: Concerto for Oboe d'Amore)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 033 (1996)

Saxophone Concerto (1958)

Sigurd Rascher (saxophone)/Stig Westerberg/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Scandinavian Dances, Swedish Dance Rhapsody, Nordic Capriccio and Characters)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 65 (1991)
(original LP release: HMV (Sweden) E 061-34016) (1969)


Concerto for Tuba and String Orchestra (1978)

Eirk Gjerdevik (tuba)/Bjorn Breistein/Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Aagard Nilson: Tuba Concerto and Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto)
LAWO CLASSICS LWC 1039 (2012)


“Saxophonia,” Concerto for Four Saxophones and Wind Orchestra (1976)

Rascher Saxophone Quartet/Michael Ried/Clarence (N.Y.) Central High School Symphonic Band
( + Chance: Incantation and Dance, Dahl: Sinfonietta--3rd mvt., Nelhybel: Ritual, Trittico, Prokofiev: March, Reed: Passacaglia + various arrangements)
MARK CUSTOM RECORDS MC 20161 (2 LPs) (1981)

Concertino Pastorale for Flute and String Orchestra, Op. 35 (1947, rev. 1965)

Manuela Wiesler (flute)/Wojciech Rajski/Musica Vitae
( + Nielsen: Little Suite, Grieg: 2 Elegiac Melodies, Fernström: Intimate Miniatures, Sallinen: Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March and Sigurbjörnsson: Columbine - Siciliano)
BIS CD-461 (1994)


Serenade for Double Bass and String Orchestra (1985)

Thorvald Fredin (double bass)/Jan-Olav Wedin/The Oskarshamn Ensemble
( + Larsson: Double Bass Concertino, Bottesini: Double Bass Concertino No. 2 and Elegia)
OPUS 3 CD 8502 (1992)

 

JAAN KOHA
(1929-1993, ESTONIA)

Born in Tartu. He studied composition with Heino Eller at the Tallinn Conservatory. He worked as a sound engineer for Estonian Radio and taught music in Tartu. He composed over a large range of genres from ballet and cantatas to film music and band pieces. His orchestral output also includes 3 Symphonies and Piano Concerto No. 2 (1973).

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 6 (1958)

Heljo Sepp (piano)/Neeme Järvi/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA D 20543-4 (LP) (1967)

Igor Zhukov (piano)/Neeme Järvi/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Festival Poem)
MELODIYA SM 04411-2 (LP) (1973)

JOONAS KOKKONEN
(1921-1996, FINLAND)

Born in Iisalmi. He studied the piano at the Sibelius Academy where he received his diploma, but as a composer he was self-taught. He afterwards taught composition at the Sibelius Academy where his students included Aulis Sallinen. Besides his roles of composer and teacher, he was also an important force in Finland's musical culture as a chairman and organizer of various organizations such as the Society of Finnish Composers. His large output included an opera and works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo piano, organ and voice. A Symphony No. 5 (1982-96?) remained unfinished at his death. All of his other orchestral works have been recorded.

Cello Concerto (1969)

Arto Noras (cello)/Paul Freeman/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Sonata for Cello and Piano)
FINLANDIA FACD 027 (1992)
(original LP release: FINLEVY SFX 36) (1977)

Torleif Thedéen (cello)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Symphonic Sketches)
BIS CD-468 (1990)

Marko Ylönen (cello)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4)
ONDINE ODE 1098-2 (2008)


ANDERS KOPPEL
(b. 1947, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen, the son of composer Herman D. Koppel (1909-1996). He played the piano as a child with his father and then played and studied the clarinet and organ. A co-founder with his brother Thomas Koppel (1944-2006) of the rock group Savage Rose, he went on to compose orchestral and chamber works as well as operas and ballets. A prolific composer of concertante works, some that have not been recorded are Viola Concerto (2010), Cello Concerto (2006), Double Bass Concerto (2000), Triple Concerto for Saxophone, Cello, Harp and Orchestra (2009) and Marimba Concertos Nos. 2 (2002) and 3 (2002).

Concerto for Violin, Accordion and Orchestra (2001)

Christina Åstrand (violin)/Bjarke Mogensen (accordion)/John Storgårds/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Saxophone, Piano and Orchestra)
DACAPO 8.226055 (2005)

Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra (1998)

Claus Ettrup Larsen (flute)/Mette Nielsen (harp)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Tuba Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante)
DACAPO 8.226052 (2011)

Concerto for Saxophone, Piano and Orchestra (2005)

Benjamin Koppel (saxophone), Rikke Sandberg (piano)/John Storgårds/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Violin, Accordion and Orchestra)
DACAPO 8.226055 (2005)

Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion (1993)

Herman D. Koppel (piano)/Agnieszka DuczmalAmadeus Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1993)
( + H.D. Koppel: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 {finale} and 4, Paw - Suite, Palle March, T. Koppel: Visions Fugitives, Christensen: The Twelve Tones and Nørgård: Nine Friends)
DANACORD DACOCD 569-70 (2 CDs) (2009)

Saxophone Concerto (No. 1) (1992, rev. 2004)

Jens Haack (saxophone)/Børge Wagner/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + T. Koppel: Bella vita and Clausen: Woods and Lakes)
DACAPO DCCD 9422 (1995)

Benjamin Koppel (saxophone)/Nicolae Moldoveanu/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto No. 2 and Swan Song )
DACAPO 8.226036 (2006)

Saxophone Concerto No. 2 (2003)

Benjamin Koppel (saxophone)/Nicolae Moldoveanu/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto No. 1 andSwan Song )
DACAPO 8.226036 (2006)

Concerto Piccolo for Accordion and Orchestra (2008)

Bjarke Mogensen (accordion)/Rolf Gupta/Danish National Chamber Orchestra
( + Schmidt: Symphonic Fantasy and Allegro, Lohse: In Liquid and Nørgård: Recall)
DACAPO: 6.220592 (2012)


Tuba Concerto (2003)

Mattias Johansson (tuba)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra and Sinfonia Concertante)
DACAPO 8.226052 (2011)

Marimba Concerto No. 1 (1995)

Katarzyna Mycka (marimba)/Dominique Fanal/Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Kopetzki: Marimba Concerto, Koper: Samba Classique and Abe: Prism Rhapsody II)
AUDITE 97478 (2002)

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra (2007)

Yana Deshkova (violin)/Anna Maria D. Dahl (viola)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra and Sinfonia Concertante)
DACAPO 8.226052 (2011)

Swan Song for Saxophone, Harp and Strings (1987-2005)

Benjamin Koppel (saxophone)/Nicolae Moldoveanu/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 )
DACAPO 8.226036 (2006)


HERMAN D. KOPPEL
(1908-1998, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He attended the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen after having studied piano with Rudolph Simonsen and theory with Emilius Bangert but in composition he was wholly self-taught, inspired by among others Bartók, Stravinsky and especially by Carl Nielsen who befriended and advised him. He went on study tours in Germany, France and England and began a teaching career and ultimately became a professor at the Royal Academy. He was a also an accomplished pianist performing jazz as well as classical music, His compositional output was prodigious and ranged from operas to instrumental solos. Among his large orchestral catalogue, only a few of his major concertante works remain unrecorded. They are Violin Concerto, Op. 4 (1929), Bassoon Concerto, Op. 118 (1989) and Concertino for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra, Op. 110 (1983), Two of his sons, Thomas Koppel (1944-2006) and Anders Koppel (b. 1947) have achieved fame as composers.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 13 (1931-2)

Herman D. Koppel (piano)/Aksel Wellejus/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1962)
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 {finale} and 4, Paw - Suite, Palle March, A. Koppel: Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion, T. Koppel: Visions Fugitives, Christensen: The Twelve Tones and Nørgård: Nine Friends)
DANACORD DACOCD 569-70 (2 CDs) (2009)

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 30 (1936-7)

Ulrik Staerk (piano)/Paul Mann/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Flute Concerto)
DACAPO 8.226032 (2007)

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 45 (1948)

Nina Kavtaradze (piano)/Moshe Atzmón/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Prelude to a Symphony)
DACAPO 8.226027 (2004)

Herman D. Koppel (piano)/Vaclav Neumann/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Oboe Concerto)
PHILIPS (DANISH MUSIC ANTHOLOGY) DMA 039 (LP) (1978)

Herman D. Koppel (piano)/Erik Tuxen/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1953)
( + Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, Clarinet Concerto, Jolivet: Piano Concerto, Bartók: Piano Concerto and Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Winds)
DANACORD DACOCD 561-2 (2 CDs) (2002)

Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 69 (1960-3)

Herman D. Koppel (piano)/Aksel Wellejus/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1962)
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 {finale}, Paw - Suite, Palle March, A. Koppel: Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion, T. Koppel: Visions Fugitives, Christensen: The Twelve Tones and Nørgård: Nine Friends)
DANACORD DACOCD 569-70 (2 CDs) (2009)

Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, Op. 43 (1947)

Elsa Marie Bruun (violin)/Julius Koppel (viola)/Mogens Wöldike/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1957)
( + Piano Concerto No. 3, Clarinet Concerto, Jolivet: Piano Concerto, Bartók: Piano Concerto and Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Winds)
DANACORD DACOCD 561-2 (2 CDs) (2002)

Cello Concerto, Op. 56 (1952-6)

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson (cello)/Ole Schmidt/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Norholm: Violin Concerto)
BIS CD-80 (1992)
(original LP release: BIS LP-78) (1977)

Michaela Fukacová (cello)/Paul Mann/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Flute Concerto)
DACAPO 8.226032 (2007)

Flute Concerto, Op. 87a (1971)

Rune Most (flute)/Paul Mann/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Cello Concerto)
DACAPO 8.226032 (2007)

Clarinet Concerto, Op. 35 (1945)

Louis Cahuzac (clarinet)/Mogens Wöldike/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Piano Concerto No. 3, Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, Jolivet: Piano Concerto, Bartók: Piano Concerto and Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Winds)
DANACORD DACOCD 561-2 (2 CDs) (2002)


Oboe Concerto, Op. 82 (1970)

Jorgen Hammergaard (oboe)/Leif Segerstam/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1971)
( + Concertinos for Strings Nos. 1 and 2, Chamber Concerto for Violin and Strings and Requiem)
DANACORD DACOCD 571-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: PHILIPS (DANISH MUSIC ANTHOLOGY) DMA 039) (1978)


Chamber Concerto for Violin and Strings, Op. 83 (1971) (rec. 1972)

Milan Vítek (violin)/John Frandsen/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concertinos for Strings Nos. 1 and 2, Oboe Concerto and Requiem)
DANACORD DACOCD 571-2 (2 CDs) (2009)

Concerto for Orchestra, Op.101 (1978)

Moshe Atzmón/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7)
DACAPO 8.224135 (2001)

Concertino for Strings No. 1, Op. 32 (1938)

Lamberto Gardelli/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + Concertino for Strings No. 2, Oboe Concerto, Chamber Concerto for Violin and Strings and Requiem)
DANACORD DACOCD 571-2 (2 CDs) (2009)

Concertino for Strings No. 2, Op. 66 (1957)

Rudolf Schwarz/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + Concertino for Strings No. 1, Oboe Concerto, Chamber Concerto for Violin and Strings and Requiem)
DANACORD DACOCD 571-2 (2 CDs) (2009)


THOMAS KOPPEL
(1944-2006, DENMARK)

Born in a refugee camp in Sweden after his family had fled there from the Nazis. He was the son of composer Herman D. Koppel. He later studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with his father who was professor of piano. A co-founder with his brother Anders Koppel (b. 1947) of the rock group Savage Rose, he became a classical pianist as well as a composer. He composed string quartets, a operas, cantatas, a ballet, and orchestral works.

Concerto for Recorder and Orchestra "Moonchild's Dream" (1991)

Michala Petri (recorder)/Bo Holten/Copenhagen Philharmonic
( + Los Angeles Street Concerto and Nele's Dances)
DACAPO 8.226021 (2006)

Michala Petri (recorder)/Okko Kamu/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Arnold: Recorder Concerto, Kulesha: Recorder Concerto, Holmboe: Recorder Concerto and Christiansen: Dance Suite for Soprano Recorder and String Orchestra)
RCA RED SEAL 62543 (1995)

Los Angeles Street Concerto for Sopranino Recorder and Orchestra (1999)

Michala Petri (sopranino recorder)/Kremerata Baltica
( + Moonchild's Dream and Nele's Dances)
DACAPO 8.226021 (2006)

Visions Fugitives for Piano and Orchestra (1976)

Herman D. Koppel (piano)/Jens Schrøder/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + H.D. Koppel: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 {finale} and 4 , Paw - Suite, Palle March, A. Koppel: Concerto for Piano, Strings and Percussion, Christensen: The Twelve Tones and Nørgård: Nine Friends)
DANACORD DACOCD 569-70 (2 CDs) (2009)



PAAVO KORPIJAAKKO
(b. 1977, FINLAND)

He studied composition at Tampere University with Jouni Kaipainen, Juhani Nuorvala and Hannu Pohjannoro. He has composed orchestral, instrumental and vocal works including a Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra"Metamorfooseja" (2005) and Cello Concerto "Ankarat Valovedet (2012).

"Nebula," Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra (2008)

Petri Kumela (guitar)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + The Spaceship Of Dreams and Kimberley)
ALBA SACD ABCD345


OLLI KORTEKANGAS
(b. 1955, FINLAND)

Born in Turku. He studied music theory and composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Einojuhani Rautavaara and Eero Hämeenniemi and continued his studies in West Berlin with Dieter Schnebel. He has since worked as a teacher, including periods at the National Theatre Academy and the Sibelius Academy. He has composed operas, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. Among his orchestral works is a Cello Concerto with Horn Obligato (2000) and a Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings (1996-97, rev. 2009).

Konzertstück for Clarinet, Cello and Orchestra (1992-3)

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)/Anssi Karttunen (cello)/Leif Segerstam/Avanti Chamber Orchestra
( + Puumala: Tutta Via, Koskinen: Ululation, Tuomela: L'Échelle de l'Évasion, Pohjannoro: The Birds of Yesterday, Koskelin: Like a Planet Silently Breathing and M. Lindberg: Away)
ONDINE ODE 866-2 (1996)



TÕNU KÕRVITS
(b. 1969, ESTONIA)

Born in Talinn. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre's composition department having studied with Raimo Kangro andJaan Rääts. He also had further studies in conducting and composing in the Netherlands and Poland. He went on to teach composition and instrumentation at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. His large catalogue includes orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works as well as opera. His other concertante works are La Folia for Oboe and String Orchestra (2009), Helios Helios for 2 Cellos and Orchestra (2008), The Songs on the Bridge of Encounters for Guitar and String Orchestra (2006), Safra for Piano and String Orchestra (2005), Milky Way (Tsirgutii) for Flute and String Orchestra (2005), ...in these gardens for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra (2004), Beyond the Solar Fields for Bassoon and Orchestra (2004), Longer Than a Thousand Summers for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (2000) and The Detached Bridge for Saxophone Quartet and and Chamber Orchestra (1998).

Concerto Semplice for Guitar and String Orchestra (1992)

Tiit Peterson (guitar), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vello Pähn
( + Kangro: Concerto for Guitar, Cello, and Orchestra and Vahi: White Concerto)
SALU MUUSIK 040 (1998)


PEKKA KOSTIAINEN
(b. 1944, FINLAND)

Born in Jyväskylä. After first receiving a degree as a cantor-organist at the Sibelius Academy, he studied composition at this school with Jouko Tolonen. He then worked as a choir director and organist in Jyväskylä. He has composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. Among his other concertante works are a Violin Concerto (1978), Concerto non troppo for Bassoon, Percussion, Mixed Choir and String Orchestra (1982), Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (1986) and Concerto Grosso for Violins, 2 Cellos and String Orchestra (1989).

Cello Concerto (1979)

Heikki Rautasalo (cello)/Kyosti Haatanen/Jyväskyla City Orchestra
( + Karjalainen: Symphony No. 3)
JYVASKYLAN KAUPUNGIN-ORKESTERI JYLP 00181 (LP) (1982)



BJØRN KRUSE
(b. 1946, NORWAY)

Born in London. He grew up in the UK and USA where he studied music at the University of California. He became a performer on the the clarinet and saxophone as well as an arranger and producer. He settled in Norway in 1972 and studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he later taught jazz, composition and theory.His compositions range from operas and ballets to jazz pieces.

Saxophone Concerto (1991)

Bendik Hofset (saxophone)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Flem: Ultima Thule, Janson: National Anthem and Ness: Schatten)
AURORA ACD 4975 (1995)


FRIEDRICH KUHLAU
(1786-1832, DENMARK)

Born in Uetzen near Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. He received piano lessons and studied composition in Hamburg with Christian Schwenke. He came to Denmark in 1810 and became a citizen three years later. There, he supported himself by giving recitals and teaching music. He became a well-known pianist and composer, writing operas, orchestral, chamber and many pieces for piano and flute.

Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 7 (1810)

Felicja Blumental (piano)/Theodor Guschlbauer/Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
( + Schumann: Piano Concerto and Saint-Saëns: Wedding Cake)
BRANA RECORDS 16 (2007)
(original LP release: TURNABOUT TV S-34375) (1970)

Amalie Malling (piano)/Michael Schoønwandt/Danish National Orchestra
( + Grieg: Piano Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9699 (1999)

Michael Ponti (piano)/Othmar M. F. Mága/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Concertino for 2 Horns and Elverhøj: Overture and Ballet Music)
REGIS RRC 9108 (2008)
(original LP release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKP 9110) (1991)

Marianna Shirinyan (piano)/Rolf Gupta/Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
ORCHID CLASSICS ORC 100025 (2012)


Concertino for 2 Horns in F minor, Op. 45 (1821)

Frøydis Ree Wekre and Ib Lanzky-Otto (horns)/Othmar M. F. Mága/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Elverhøj: Overture and Ballet Music)
REGIS RRC 9108 (2008)
(original LP release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKP 9110) (1991)


MATI KUULBERG
(1947-2001, ESTONIA)

Born in Tallinn. He graduated from the Tallinn Music High School as a violinist and went on to the Tallinn Conservatory where he studied composition with Anatoli Garshnek in 1971. He then worked as a violinist in the Estonian TV and Radio Symphony Orchestra, and as a music theory and composition teacher at the Georg Ots Tallinn Music High School as well as the Tallinn Music High School. He has composed music in most genres but has specialized in orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His Violin Concerto (1969), Double Bass Concerto (1979), Quadro Concerto for Trombone, 3 Kettledrums, 4 Pianos and String Orchestra (1979) and Tuba Concertino (1970) have not been recorded.

Flute Concerto (1994)

Jaan Oun (flute)/Antoine Mitchell/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sonata for Two Pianos, Violin Sonata No. 4, Piano Trio No. 2 and Saxophone Quartet)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9087 (1997)


ILKKA KUUSISTO
(b. 1933, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. He studied organ at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and also studied composition with Arre Merikanto and Nils-Erik Fougstedt. He went to New York to study organ with Seth Bingham, and continued later his studies in Germany and Vienna. After returning home, he was a conductor at the City Theater and head of the KIemetti Institute. After serving as artistic director of Fazer Music, he was general manager of the Finnish National Opera. He has composed operas, musicals, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Concertino Improvvisando for Violin and Orchestra (2006)

Pekka Kuusisto (violin)/Jaakko Kuusisto/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and When the House Begins to Resound)
BIS CD-1847 (2011)



JAAKO KUUSISTO
(b. 1974, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki, the son of composer Ilkka Kuuisto. He studied violin and composition at the Sibelius Academy and at Indiana University. His composition teachers were Eero Hämeenniemi in Finland and David Dzubay in the United States. He has served as concertmaster of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and has also had a career as a conductor. . He has composed operas, orchestral and instrumental works.

Violin Concerto (2012)

Elina Vähälä (violin)/Jaakko Kuusisto/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Leika and Corigliano: Violin Concerto)
BIS SACD-2020 (2013)


JOHAN KVANDAL
(1919-1999, NORWAY)

Born in Oslo, the son of composer David Monrad Johansen (1888-1974). He graduated as an organist and conductor from the Oslo Music Conservatory. He also studied theory and composition with Geirr Tveitt, theory with Per Steenberg and organ with Arild Sandvold. He had further composition lessons from Joseph Marx in Vienna, Nadia Boulanger in Paris and Boris Blacher in Berlin. In addition to composing he has worked as an organist and music critic. His output includes an opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. His other major unrecorded orchestral works include a Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 77 (1993-4), Concerto for Organ and String Orchestra, Op. 62 (1984) and Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 55 (1980)

Piano Concerto, Op. 85 (1998)

Håvard Gimse (piano)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Monrad Johansen: Piano Concerto and Pan)
SIMAX PSC 1234 (2006)

Violin Concerto, Op. 52 (1979)

Isaac Shuldman (violin)/Alexander Kantorov/St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Concertante, Variations and Fugue and Triptychon)
HEMERA HCD 2929 (1998)

Frantisek Veselka (violin)/Jiri Starek/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto and Antagonia)
AURORA ACD 4955 (2000)
(original LP release: NORSK PLATEPRODUKSJON NOP 1828) (1983)

Ragin Wenk-Wolff (violin)/Dennis Burkh/Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Soderlind: Violin Concerto)
CENTAUR CRC 2336 (2005)

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra, Op 22 (1963)

Ornulf Gulbransen (flute)/Sverre Bruland/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + S. Olsen: Serenade for Flute and Strings and Suite)
SIMAX PSC 1806 (1991)

Per Øien (flute)/Miltiades Caridis/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Epos, String Quartet, Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola and Violoncello, Duo for Violin and Cello, Sonata for Violin Solo, Da Lonato, O; Introduction and Allegro for Horn and Piano, ; Aria Cadenza e Finale and Norske Stevtoner)
AURORA ACD 4986 (2 CDs) (1995)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6507 013) (1972)

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra, Op. 46 (1977)

Erik Niord Larsen (oboe)/Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Antagonia)
AURORA CONTEMPORARY NCD-B 4955 (1988)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 411081-1) (1983)

Sinfonia Concertante Op. 29 (1968)

Alexander Kantorov/St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Variations and Fugue and Triptychon)
HEMERA HCD 2929 (1998)

Fantasia for Hardanger Fiddle and String Orchestra, Op. 82 (1995)

Arve Moen Bergset (hardanger fiddle)/Jan Tigmar/Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra
( + Sonata for Strings, D. Koch: Aura, Nordheim: Rendezvous for Strings and Am: Gratia)
INTIM MUSIK 65 (2000)

Antagonia (Concerto for 2 String Orchestras and Percussion), Op. 38 (1972)

Karsten Andersen/Norwegian Youth Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Oboe Concerto)
AURORA NCD-B 4955 (1988)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6507060) (1977)



GISLE KVERNDOKK
(b. 1967, NORWAY)

Born in Trondheim. He studied composition with Olav Anton Thommessen, Lasse Thoresen and Alfred Janson at The Norwegian State Academy of Music. Afterwards, he continued with John Corigliano and David Diamond at The Juilliard School in New York and then attended the BMI Earl Hagen Film Scoring Workshop in Hollywood. He has composed operas, music for the theater, dance and film, as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His other concertante works are Flute Concerto (1998), Initiation for Violin and Orchestra (1992) and "Peer Gynt," Concert Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra (1999).

Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra, with Obligato String Sextet (1995)

Steinar Hannevold (oboe)/Dmitri Kitayenko/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Corigliano: Oboe Concerto and Denisov: Oboe Concerto)
PRO MUSICA PPC 9041 (2001)


TIMO-JUHANI KYLLONEN
(b. 1955, FINLAND)

Born at Saloinen, near the city of Raahe. He spent his childhood in Sweden, but moved back to Finland where studied at the Espoo Music College under the instruction of Matti Rantanen. After performing as an accordionist in a military orchestra, he went to Moscow to study at the Gnesin Institute in Moscow, obtaining diplomas in the accordion, orchestral conducting and pedagogy. He then continued at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, studying composition, instrumentation and counterpoint with Alexei Nikolayev, Yuri Fortunatov and Alexander Chugayev. He has taught music theory, composition and chamber music at the Sibelius Academy since 1986, while continuing his careers as an active musician and choral conductor. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. Among his other orchestral works is a Helsinki Ouverture for Trumpet and Orchestra, Op. 51 (2000).

Accordion Concerto No. 1, Op. 60 (1999)

Matti Rantanen (accordion)/Alexander Tchernushenko/St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso, Symphony No. 1 and Lichtenthal)
ALBA ABCD 256 (2009)

Concerto Grosso for Orchestra, Op. 65 (2002)

Alexander Tchernushenko/St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Orchestra
( + Accordion Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 1 and Lichtenthal)
ALBA ABCD 256 (2009)


ILARI LAAKSO
(b. 1952, FINLAND)

Born in Kankaanpää. He studied the piano privately and at various Southern Ostrobothnian music schools and musicology studies at the University of Turku with Jouko Tolonen. He became rector of the Tampere Conservatory. He has mostly composed chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

"AM," Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1992)

Lauri Voipo (cello)/Tuomas Piriläa/Tampere Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
( + Bashmakov: Clarinet Concerto, Syvinki: Piano Concerto No. 1, Vainikka: Trumpet Concerto and Nuto: Clap)
TAMPERE CONSERVATORY TKTS-1 (2 CDs) (1999)



PETER ERASMUS LANGE-MÜLLER
(1850-1926, DENMARK)

Born in Fredericksburg (suburb of Copenhagen). Ill-health allowed him to study music formally for only a brief period at the Copenhagen Conservatory, but his natural gifts, already displayed in childhood, allowed him to go on to a very productive musical career. He composed opera, orchestral, instrumental and especially vocal music. The incidental music he wrote for the play "Once Upon a Time" is his most popular work and a Danish musical icon. His other major orchestral works are his 2 Symphonies.

Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 69 (1904)

Christina Åstrand (violin)/John Storgårds/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Gade: Violin Concerto and Langgaard: Violin Concerto)
DACAPO 6.220562 (2009)

Lars Bjørnkjær (violin)/Giordano Bellincampi/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Svendsen: Violin Concerto and Romance)
DANACORD DACOCD 662 (2008)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Peter Ernst Lassen/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Enna: Violin Concerto, Børresen: Violin Concerto, Salomon: Violin Concerto and Helsted: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 465-66 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)


RUED LANGGAARD
(1893-1952, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen, the son of composer Siegfried Langgaard (1852-1914). As a child he was taught the piano by both of his parents as well as the organ by Gustav Helsted. At the age of 12, he started to study music theory under C.F.E. Horneman and, later, Vilhelm Rosenberg and simultaneously gave recitals as an organist and began composing. Although a few of his major works were performed in his lifetime, he was basically considered an outsider by the Danish musical establishment. It is only now that his importance has been acknowledged and most of his important works including his opera "Antikrist" have been recorded.

Piano Concerto "From Arild" (Concerto after Siegfried Langgaard) (1935/37-38)

Oleg Marshev (piano)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra South Jutland
( + S. Langgaard: Piano Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 535 (2001)

Violin Concerto in One Movement (1943)

Christina Åstrand (violin)/John Storgårds/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Gade: Violin Concerto and Lange-Müller: Violin Concerto)
DACAPO 6.220562 (2009)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Axel Wellejus/Odense Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + A. Gade: Violin Concerto No. 2, Gram: Violin Concerto, Holm: Violin Concerto and Svendsen: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 463-4 (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)


Symphony No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra "Ungdomsbrus" (Rustle of Youth) (with mixed chorus ad lib in original version) (1916, rev. 1929-33)

Tadeusz Chmielewski (piano)/Ilya Stupel/Artur Rubinstein State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Drapa)
DANACORD DACOCD 405 (1992)

Per Salo (piano)/Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Radio Symphony Choir/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (original version)
( + Symphony No. 2)
DACAPO 6.220516 (2007)


SIEGFRIED LANGGAARD
(1852-1914, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He had been a piano pupil of Edmund Neupart and also studied with Franz Neruda. After his concert debut, and on Niels W. Gade's recommendation, he studied under Franz Liszt in Weimar. He embarked on a career as a concert pianist but a nervous disorder forced him to stop. He then taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen for more than three decades and was known as a philosopher of music. Most of his other works are solo piano pieces or songs. He was the father of composer Rued Langgaard (1893-1952).

Piano Concerto (No. 1) in E minor (c. 1885)

Oleg Marshev (piano)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra South Jutland
( + R. Langgaard: Piano Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 535 (2001)

 

MARTIN LARSON
(b. 1967, SWEDEN)

He studied composition in Stockholm, Uppsala, and Amsterdam and plays trumpet, flügelhorn, alto horn, and electronics and is also a singer.. He has written for a wide range of genres, from solo pieces to orchestra, with or without electronics. He has also composed for film, theatre and dance.

Lucifer, Probleme die Lügerin for Piccolo, Flute Choir and String Orchestra (2003)

Kinga Práda (piccolo)/Sven Åberg/Stockholm String Ensemble
( + Hammerth: Violin Concerto No. 2, Strings and Largo, Deák: Flute Concerto and I. Karkoff:: Flute Concerto)
NOSAG CD 123 (2006)


LARS-ERIK LARSSON
(1908-1986, SWEDEN)

Born in Åkarp, Skåne County. He studied composition with Ernst Ellberg as well as conducting at the Stockholm Conservatory and had further composition training with Alban Berg in Vienna and Fritz Reuter in Leipzig. He was employed as chorus master at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, worked as music critic for the Lunds Dagblad and was a conductor at Swedish Radio. Academically, he taught composition at the State Academy of Music in Stockholm and later became Director Musices at the University of Uppsala. He composed a substantial amount of works in most genres including operas and a ballet. His Cello Concerto, Op. 37 (1946-7) has not been recorded.

Violin Concerto, Op. 42 (1952)

Leo Berlin (violin)/Stig Westerberg/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concertino and A Winter's Tale)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SCD 1004 (1986)
(original LP release: SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT 33237) (1978)

Andre Gertler (violin)/Sten Frykberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Fernström: Concertino and Blomdahl: Pastoral Suite)
TELESTAR 11014LONDON INTERNATIONAL TW 9091 (1955)
( + Larsson: Violin Concerto( + Fernström: Concertino
TURNABOUT TV-S 34498 (1974) (LP)

Louis Kaufman (violin)/Sten Frykberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Barber: Violin Concerto and Vaughan Williams: Concerto Accademico)
MUSIC & ARTS CD 4667 (2006)
(original CD release: MUSIC & ARTS CD 667) (1992)

Nilla Pierrou (violin)/Jorma Panula/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1982)
(included in collection: "Nilla Pierrou - Mina Jubilee")
OAK GROVE CD2030 (4 CDs) (2012)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + God in Disguise and Pastoral Suite)
SONY CLASSICS (Sweden) SK 64140 (1993)


Concerto for Saxophone and String Orchestra, Op. 14 (1934)

Christer Johnsson (saxophone)/Leif Segerstam/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Horn Concertino, Divertimento No. 2, Divertimento for Wind Quintet, Quattro Tempi and String Quartet No. 3)
CAPRICE CAP 21492 (1996)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1242 (1996)

John-Edward Kelly (saxophone)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobotnian Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1991)
( + Ibert: Concertino da Camera and Martin Ballad)
ARTE NOVA 74321 27786 2 (2001)

Pekka Savijoki (saxophone)/Jorma Panula/New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
( + Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto and Panula: Adagio and Allegro)
BIS CD-218 (1984)
(original LP release: BIS LP-218) (1983)

Nobuya Sugawa (saxophone)/Yutaka Sado/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ibert: Concertino da Camera, Yoshimatsu: Saxophone Concerto and Honda: Concerto du Vent)
CHANDOS CHAN 10466 (2008)

Concertino for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 45, No. 12 (1957)

Joakim Kallhed (piano)/Camerata Roman
( + Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino and Double Bass Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 031 (1996)

Hans Pålsson (piano)/Sven Verde/Musica Sveciae (1975)
( + Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino, Double Bass Concertino, Flute Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original LP release: BIS LP-36) (1975)

Concertino for Violin and String Orchestra , Op. 45, No. 8 (1956)

Leo Berlin (violin)/Stig Westerberg/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and A Winter's Tale)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SCD 1004 (1986)
(original LP release: SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT 33237 (1978)

Anton Kontra (violin and conductor)/Musica Sveciae (rec. 1990)
( + Piano Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino, Double Bass Concertino, Flute Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)

Jan Stigmer (violin)/Camerata Roman
( + Piano Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino and Double Bass Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 031 (1996)

Concertino for Viola and String Orchestra, Op. 45, No. 9 (1956)

Berndt Andersson (viola)/Jan Olav Wedin/Stockholm Chamber Ensemble
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Cello Concertino, Double Bass Concertino, Flute Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original LP release: BIS LP-46) (1976)

Per-Ola Lindberg (viola)//Camerata Roman
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Cello Concertino and Double Bass Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 031 (1996)

Concertino for Cello and String Orchestra, Op. 45, No. 10 (1956)

Frans Helmerson (cello and conductor)/Musica Sveciae (rec. 1990)
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino, Double Bass Concertino, Flute Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)

Bjorg Vaernes (cello)/Camerata Roman
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino and Double Bass Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 031 (1996)

Hege Waldeland (cello)/Janos Fürst/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Wieslander: Mutazioni and Fernstrom: Songs)
CAPRICE CAP 1027 (LP) (1978)

Concertino for Double Bass and String Orchestra, Op. 45, No.11 (1957)

Håkan Ehren (double bass)/Ansgar Krook/Musica Sveciae (rec. 1989)
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino, Flute Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)

Thorvald Fredin (double bass)/Jan-Olav Wedin/The Oskarshamn Ensemble
( + Koch: Serenade, Bottesini: Double Bass Concertino No. 2 and Elegia)
OPUS 3 CD 8502 (1992)

Ingalill Hillerud (double bass)/Camerata Roman
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino and Cello Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 031 (1996)

Daniel Marillier (double bass)/François-Xavier Bilger/Orchestre de Chambre d'Auvergne
( + Bottesini: Reverie, Talgorn: Elegy, Hindemith: Trauermusik, Monti: Csardas, E. Bloch: Prayer, Beintus: Samskara and J. Williams: Schindler's List)
BNL 112881 (1997)

Josef Niederhammer (double bass)/Sascha Götzel/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Rota: Divertimento Concertante and Hindle: Double Bass Concerto)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL 365612 (2000)

Luigi Ossoinak (double bass)/Stockholm Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + God in Disguise, Pastorale Suite and Variations for Orchestra
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SCD 1020 (1988)
(original LP release: SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT/SWS 33187) (1965)


Concertino for Flute and String Orchestra, Op. 45, No. 1 (1955)

Gunilla von Bahr (flute)/Sven Verde/Musica Sveciae (rec. 1976)
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino, Double Bass Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original LP release: BIS LP-40) (1976)

Göran Marcusson (flute)/Camerata Roman
( + Oboe Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 030 (1996)

Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra, Op. 45, No. 3 (1957)

Urban Claesson (clarinet)/Camerata Roman
( + Flute Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 030 (1996)

Kjell Fagéus (clarinet)/Eri Klas/The Royal Orchestra, Stockholm
( + Frumerie: Clarinet Concerto, Mozart : Basset Clarinet Concerto and Crusell: Aria from "Den lilla slavinnan")
OPUS 3 8801 (1988)

Thore Janson (clarinet)/Sixten Ehrling/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Nystroem: Concerto Ricercante and Back: A Game Around a Game)
PHILIPS 839278/6559004 (LP) (1962)

Michel Lethiec (clarinet and conductor)/Musica Sveciae (rec. 1989)
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino, Double Bass Concertino, Flute Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)

Concertino for Oboe and String Orchestra, Op. 45, No. 2 (1955)

Helén Jahren (oboe)/Lennart Hedwall/Musica Sveciae (rec. 1990)
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino, Double Bass Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Flute Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)

Mårten Larsson (oboe)/Camerata Romana
( + Flute Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 030 (1996)
( + Koch: Oboe Concerto, Linde: Miniature Suite and Roman: Concerto for Oboe d'Amore)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 033 (1996)

Alf Nilsson (oboe)/Sven Verde/Musica Sveciae
( + Frumerie: Concertino and Roman: Oboe Concerto)
FERMAT FLPS 10 (LP) (1980).

Concertino for Bassoon and String Orchestra, Op. 45, No. 4 (1955)

Anders Engström (bassoon)/Camerata Romana
( + Flute Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK 30 (1996)

Knut Sönstevold (bassoon)/Sven Verde/Musica Sveciae (rec. 1976)
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino, Double Bass Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Flute Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Horn Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original LP release: BIS LP-40) (1976)

Concertino for Horn and String Orchestra, Op. 45, No. 5 (1955)

Per Göran (horn)/Camerata Romana
( + Flute Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 030 (1996)

Steven Gross (horn)/Dale Clevenger/ Camerata Indianapolis
( + Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and G. Jacob: Concerto for Horn and Strings)
SUMMIT RECORDS 490 (2007)

Åshilld Henriksen (horn)/Hannu Lintu/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Gliere: Horn Concerto, Saint-Saëns: Morceau de Concert:, Dukas: Villanelle and Mozart: Rondo)
NOSAG RECORDS 120 (2007)

Sören Hermansson (horn)/Edvard Chivzel/Umeå Sinfonietta (rec. 1987)
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino, Double Bass Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Flute Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Trumpet Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)
( + Larsson: Horn Concertino, Reger: Scherzino and Seiber: Notturno)
BIS CD-376 (1987)

Ib Lanzky-Otto (horn)/Stockholm Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto, Divertimento No. 2, Divertimento for Wind Quintet, Quattro Tempi and String Quartet No. 3)
CAPRICE CAP 21492 (1996)
(original LP release: CAPRICE RIKS LP 17/CAP 1121) (1975)

Concertino for Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 45, No. 6 (1953)

Urban Agnas (trumpet)/Sven Verde/Unga Musiker
( + Barococo, Lyric Fantasy and Kyskhet: Pastoral)
ARTEMIS ARTE 7105 (LP) (1978)

Urban Agnas (trumpet)/Göran W. Nilson/Musica Vitae (rec. 1989)
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino, Double Bass Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Flute Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)

Bengt Danielsson (trumpet)/Camerata Romana
( + Flute Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino and Trombone Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 030 (1996)

Concertino for Trombone and String Orchestra, Op. 45, No. 7 (1955)

Michel Becquet (trombone)/Jacques Houtmann/Philharmonie de Lorraine
( + Landowski: Trombone Concertino, Handel: Alla Hornpipe, L.Mozart: Serenade in D, Debussy/G. Hughes: 4 Preludes, Rybrant Deep Brass Joke and Khatchaturian: Saber Dance)
KOCH SCHWANN 3-1334-2 (1992).

Magnun Björklund (trombone)/Heinz Freudenthal/Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Freudenthal: Concert Piece, Intermezzo, Lunden: Blaset, ihr Musikanten! and Y. Skold: Passacaglia da Chiesa))
COLOSSEUM COL 0594 (LP) (1983)

Dany Bonvin (trombone)/Tibor Varga/Orchestre du Festival Tibor Varga
( + Wagenseil: Trombone Concerto, Albrechtsberger: Trombone Concerto, Godel: Sinfonia Sacra and Daetwyler: Trombone Concerto No. 2)
MARCOPHON CD 960-2 (1996)

Lars-Göran Carlsson (trombone)/Camerata Romana
( + Flute Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino and Trumpet Concertino)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 030 (1996)

Radegundis Feitosa (trombone)/Camerata Brasilica
( + Da Silva: Trombone Concertino, L. Mozart: Trombone Concerto, various composers: Suite Brasiliera and Choros in Concert)
ROB CPC 534 (2002)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Okko Kamu/New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1987)
( + Piano Concertino, Violin Concertino, Viola Concertino, Cello Concertino, Double Bass Concertino, Clarinet Concertino, Flute Concertino, Oboe Concertino, Bassoon Concertino, Horn Concertino and Trumpet Concertino)
BIS CD-473-4 (2 CDs) (1991)
(original CD release: BIS CD-348) (1986)

Armin Rosin (trombone)/Vladislav Czarnecki/Southwest German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim
( + Mozart: Trombone Concerto, Milhaud: Concertino d'Hiver and Koetsier: Trombone Concertino)
KOCH SCHWANN 3-1022-2 (1994)

William Shepherd ( trombone)/Joseph Firszt/Lima (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra
( + Bozza: Ballade for Trombone and Orchestra, Parrott/Firszt: Concerto for Trombone and Wind Band, arr. Firszt:: Londonderry Air and Salzedo/Firszt. Piece Concertante)
CORONET RECORDING LPS 3001(LP) (1974)

Branimir Slokar (trombone)/Paul Angerer/Southwest German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim
( + Angerer, Albrechtsberger and Mozart)
CLAVES D 707 (LP) (1978)

Christer Torgé (trombone)/Lennart Hedwall/rebro Chamber Orchestra (1973)
( + Wirén: Music for String Orchestra, Hedwall: Canzona per Orchestra d’Archi and Koch: Musica Malinconica)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT/SWS 33224 (LP) (1973)


MATS LARSSON GOTHE
(b. 1965, SWEDEN)

Born in Lammhult, Kronoberg County. He studied composition at the Royal Swedish College of Music with Sven-David Sandström and Pär Lindgren and went on for further studies with Kalevi Aho at Helsinki's Sibelius Academy. Since 1995, he has been a full-time composer, producing works in various genres including opera. His catalogue also includes a Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1997),Concerto for Violin and WindInstruments (2000-1), Trumpet Concerto (1996).and Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra "Sisyphus Dreams" (2009-10).

Concerto for Violin, Winds and Percussion (2000-1)

Fredrik Burstedt (violin)/Stefan Solyom/Swedish Serenade Ensemble
( + Ride of the Valkyries, Mårtensson: Violin Concerto, Sandgren: Solo for Violin and Tape and Cordes sur Bois for Solo Violin)
PALETTE RECORDS PALCD-986 (2006)

Concerto for Cello and Wind Instruments (1999)

Torleif Thedéen (cello)/Hermann Bäumer/Östgöta Symphonic Wind Ensemble
( + Martinů : Cello Concertino, Ibert: Cello Concerto and Rosenberg: Symphony for Winds and Percussion)
BIS CD-1136 (2002)


Clarinet Concerto (2004)


Tomas Agnas (clarinet)/Alexander Hanson/DalaSinfoniettan
( + Agnas: Vivaldi Moods and Crussel: Bassoon Concertino)
AGNAS AM019 (2009)


Concerto for Trombone and Wind Instruments (1995)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Arie van Beek/Östgöta Wind Symphony
( + Crussel: Introduction, Theme and Variations on a Swedish Air, Tykesson: 3 Arabesques and P.Bengtson: Hekas!)
BIS CD-818 (1997)


VYTAUTAS LAURUŠAS
(b. 1930, LITHUANIA)

Born in Siauliai. He studied at the Lithuanian Conservatory with Julius Juzeliunas as his composition teacher. His positions included artistic and administrative director of the Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre, chairman of the Lithuanian Composers' Union, rector of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Professor at the Composition Department of the Lithuanian Academy of Music. He composed an opera and orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal and choral works. His catalogue also includes a Spring Sonata for Flute and String Orchestra (2006) and Legend for Clarinet and Orchestra (2005).

Concerto da Camera for Cello and Cello Ensemble (2007)

David Geringas (cello)/Robertas Servenikas/Armonas Ensemble
( + Discorso Concitato, Concento di Corde for 2 Cellos and Madrigale Strumentale)
PROFIL MEDIEN PH 09064 (2009)


Discorso Concitato for Cello and Orchestra (2003)

David Geringas (cello)/Gintaras Rinkevicius/Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto da Camera, Concento di Corde for 2 Cellos and Madrigale Strumentale)
PROFIL MEDIEN PH 09064 (2009)


JÓN LEIFS
(1899-1968, ICELAND)

Born in Sólheimar. He left Iceland in 1916 to study at the Leipzig Conservatory where his teachers included Otto Lohse and Hermann Scherchen for conducting and Paul Graener for composition. He remained in Germany for many years where he made a name for himself as a conductor and composer but fled home because of the Nazis. After his return, he played a large rôle in the musical life of his country including the founding of the Society of Icelandic Composers. He composed wordless music dramas, music for orchestra, chamber works and vocal works with many pieces reflecting the natural and cultural world of his native country.

Organ Concerto, Op. 7 (1930)

Björn Steinar Sólbergsson (organ)/En Shao/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, Fine II and Dettifoss)
BIS CD-930 (1999)


ARTUR LEMBA
(1885-1963, ESTONIA)

Born in Revel (now Tallinn). He studied at the Petrograd Conservatory where his composition teachers were Alexander Glazunov, Nikolai Soloviev and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. After graduating he joined the faculty but then returned to Tallinn where he taught at its Conservatory for the rest of his life. Best known as a piano virtuoso, he composed a large amount of music ranging from opera to solo piano pieces and songs. He composed the first Estonian symphony in 1908. His Piano Concertos Nos. 3 in F minor, Op. 31 (1945) and 4 in B flat major, Op. 46 (1955) have not been recorded. There is also a Poéme d’Amour for Violin and String Orchestra (1916, orch. Ü. Krigul, 2008).

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G major (1905, rev. 1910)

Artur Lemba (piano)/Roman Matsov/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. c. 1960)
( + Piano Concerto No. 5, Piano Sonata, Lyric Moment, Minuet in G and Easy Sonata))
MELODIYA D 032811-2 (LP) (1972)

Matti Reimann (piano)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
MELODIYA S10 23851 006 (LP) (1986)

Lauri Vainmaa (piano)/Arvo Volmer/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.
( + Tubin Piano Concertino and Sumera: Piano Concerto)
FINLANDIA 3984-20684-2 (1997)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor (1931)

Matti Reimann (piano)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
MELODIYA S10 23851 006 (LP) (1986)

Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major (1960)

Artur Lemba (piano)/Roman Matsov/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. c. 1960)
( + Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Sonata, Lyric Moment, Minuet in G and Easy Sonata))
MELODIYA D 032811-2 (LP) (1972)



HUGO LEPNURM
(1914-1999, ESTONIA)

Born in Tsitre, Harjumaa County. He studied at the Tallinn Conservatory with August Topman for organ and Artur Kapp for composition. He went on for further training in Paris at the École Normale de Musique with organists Marcel Dupré and Joseph Gilles. He soon began his long academic career at the Tallinn Conservatory as organ and solfeggio teacher and later as music theory and music history teacher. After World War II, he was elected as a professor at the Tallinn State Conservatory. In addition, he worked as organist, composer and the head of the church music department of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His catalogue includes a Piano Concerto (1960).

Organ Concerto (19569)

Hugo Lepnurm (organ)//Margarita Dvarionaite/Lithuanian State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Yanchenko: Organ Concerto No. 2)
MELODIYA D 026677-8 (LP) (1969)



INGVAR LIDHOLM
(b. 1921, SWEDEN)

Born in Jönköping. After having studied violin, orchestration and conducting with teachers including Natanael Berg and Tor Mann, he studied composition with Hilding Rosenberg. He became a viola player with the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra and, after further studies abroad, he became musical director of the Örebro Orchestral Society and later taught composition at the Royal Swedish Music College in Stockholm. A leading composer of the Swedish avant-garde, he wrote an opera, orchestral, chamber, piano, organ and vocal works.

Concerto for String Orchestra (1945-8)

Lü Jia/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Ritornello, Music for String Orchestra, Toccata e Canto and Songs)
BIS CD-1190 (2003)

Göran W. Nilson/Orebro Chamber Orchestra
( + Wiren: Serenade for Strings, Brant: Sinfonia D minor, Hakanson: Serenade, Rangstrom: Un Petit Rien, Frumerie: Pastoral Suite and O.Lindberg: Adagio)
BLUEBELL ABCD 019 (1988


SIGURD LIE
(1871-1904, NORWAY)

Born in Drammen, Buskerud County. His early musical training came from his parents. In Norway he studied theory and composition with Iver Holter and then went to the Leipzig Conservatory where his composition teacher was Carl Reinecke and then Berlin for lessons with Heinrich Urban. He worked as a violinist and choral conductor. He produced a small body of compositions and excelled in songs. His other orchestral works are a Symphony, Oriental Suite and a Symphonic March.

Concertstück for Violin and Orchestra (1898)

Terje Tonnesen (violin)/Terje Boye Hansen/Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in A minor and Wartburg)
2L RECORDS (2004)

 

SIGMUND LILLEBJERKA
(b. 1931, NORWAY)

Born in Bodø, Nordland County. He is mostly self-taught as a composer, but has studied composition privately with Per Hjort Albertsen, Sigurd Berge, Bjørn Kruse, and Olav Anton Thommessen. He has composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal and solo instrumental music. His orchestral catalogue also includes Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 and a Symphonic Fantasy.

Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (2001)

Sveinung Lillebjerka (violin)/Arvid Engegard/Bodø Sinfonietta
( + Flute Concerto and Sinfonietta)
EURIDICE EUCD 34 (2006)


Concerto for Flute and Small Orchestra (2003)

Elisabeth Kristensen Eidflutee (flute)/Arvid Engegard/Bodø Sinfonietta
( + Violin Concerto and Sinfonietta)
EURIDICE EUCD 34 (2006)

RUBEN LILJEFORS
(1871-1936, SWEDEN)

Born in Uppsala. He studied music at Uppsala University with Ivar Hedenblad and then went on to study composition with Salomon Jadassohn at the Leipzig Conservatory. His studies continued at the Stockholm Conservatory where he graduated as an organist. Later on, he returned to Germany for further composition training with Felix Draeseke and Max Reger. He worked as an orchestral and choral conductor and taught music at Gävle High School. He composed works for orchestra, chamber music, piano pieces, choral works and many songs. His other orchestral works besides the recorded Symphony and Piano Concerto include a suite "Summer" and several overtures. His son Ingemar Liljefors (1906-1981) was also a noted composer.

Piano Concerto in F Minor, Op. 5 (1899, rev. 1922)

Irene Mannheimer (piano)/Mats Liljefors/Gävleborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in E-flat major)
STERLING CDS 1017-2 (1995)

CHRISTIAN LINDBERG
(b. 1958, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. As a youth, he learned to play the trumpet, and then the trombone. He attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, where his teachers included Sven-Erik Eriksson ad began his career as a trombonist with the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra. He then went for further studies with John Iveson at the Royal College of Music (1979–1980) and with Ralph Sauer and Roger Bobo in Los Angeles. Becoming very well-known from his many recordings, he went on to further careers as conductor and composer. In addition to his many works centering on the trombone, his catalogue also includes the unrecorded Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra (2008) and Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (2009).

Concerto for Winds and Percussion (2002-3)

Christian Lindberg/Swedish Wind Ensemble
( + Alfvén: Bergakungen - Suite, Festival Overture, Varèse: Intégrales and M. Larsson: Prelude and Dance)
BIS CD-1268 (2005)

Timothy Reynish/University of Kentucky Wind Ensemble
( + Clarke: Samurai, Hesketh: Diaghilev Dances, Strens: Danse Funambulesque and Marshall: L'Homme Arme)
MARK RECORDS 4949 (2004)


Concerto for Chamber Orchestra "Of Blood So Red" (2005-7)

Christian Lindberg/Nordic Chamber Orchestra
( + Asa, Joe Jack Binglebandit, Gipsy Kingdom, Akbank and Bombay Bay Barracuda)
BIS CD-1658 (2008)


Akbank Bunka for Trumpet and Orchestra (2004)

Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet)/Christian Lindberg/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Asa, Joe Jack Binglebandit, Gipsy Kingdom, Of Blood So Red and Bombay Bay Barracuda)
BIS CD-1658 (2008)

Arabenne for Trombone and String Orchestra (1996-7)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Arie Van Beek/Östgöta Wind Orchestra
( + Larsson Gothe: Trombone Concerto, Holmboe: Chamber Concerto No. 12 and Aho: Symphony No. 9)
BIS CD-888 (1999)


Asa for Harpsichord, Trombone, Electric Violin and Amplified String Orchestra (2006-7)

Neal Peres Da Costa (harpsichord)/Richard Tognetti (violin)/Christian Lindberg (trombone and conductor)/Australian Chamber Orchestra
( + Akbank Bunka, Joe Jack Binglebandit, Gipsy Kingdom, Of Blood So Red and Bombay Bay Barracuda)
BIS CD-1658 (2008)


Behac Munroh for Trunmpet, Trombone and Orchestra (2001-2)

Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet)/Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Cristian Mandeal/Baque Chamber Orchestra
( + The World of Montuagretta, Helikon Wasp, Condor Canyon and Want de zon is op!)
BIS CD-1428 (2005)

Tom Poulson (trumpet)/Dávur Magnussen (trombone)/Nigel Boddice/The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Symphonic Wind Orchestra
( + P. Graham: On The Shoulders of Giants, Forman: Inner Weather, Dalby:A Plain Man’s Hammer and R. Boyle: Behemoth)
NIMBUS NI 6178 (2013)


The World of Montuagretta for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (2003)

Sharon Bezaly (flute)/Christian Lindberg/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Behac Munroh, Helikon Wasp, Condor Canyon and Want de zon is op!)
BIS CD-1428 (2005)


"Panda in Love," Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (2007-10)

Øystein Baadsvik (tuba)/Christian Lindberg/Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Baadsvik: Tuba Concerto and Ness: Bogey Thresher)
BIS SACD-2005 (2014)


MAGNUS LINDBERG
(b. 1958, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki under Einojuhani Rautavaara and Paavo Heininen. In addition, He attended summer courses in Siena with Franco Donatoni and Darmstadt with Brian Ferneyhough and also had private studies with Vinko Globokar and Gérard Grisey in Paris. He has become one of Finland's leading composers and he was recently composer-in-residence of the New York Philharmonic. His large catalogue encompasses orchestral, chamber, instrumemtal, vocal and choral works.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1991-4)

Magnus Lindberg (piano)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Kraft)
ONDINE ODE 1017-2 (2004)

 

Piano Concerto No. 2 (2012)

Yefim Bronfman (piano)/Alan Gilbert/New York Philharmonic
( + EXPO and Al Largo)
DACAPO 8.226076 (2013)

Violin Concerto (2006)

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL 712936 (2007)

Pekka Kuusisto (violin and conductor)/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Jubilees and Souvenir)
ONDINE ODE 1175-2 (2013)

Cello Concerto (1999)

Anssi Karttunen (cello)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Cantigas, Parada and Fresco)
SONY CLASSICAL 89810 (2002)

Clarinet Concerto (2001-2)

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Chorale and Grand Duo)
ONDINE ODE 1038-2 (2005)

Concerto for Orchestra (2003)

Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Campana in Aria and Sculpture)
ONDINE ODE 1124-2 (2008)


Campana In Aria for Horn and Orchestra (1998)

Esa Tapani (horn)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra and Sculpture)
ONDINE ODE 1124-2 (2008)

Cantigas for Oboe and Orchestra (1999)

Christopher O'Neal (oboe)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Parada and Fresco)
SONY CLASSICAL 89810 (2002)


Away for Clarinet, Percussion, Piano and String Orchestra (1994)

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)/Leif Segerstam/Avanti Chamber Orchestra
( + Puumala: Tutta Via, Koskinen: Ululation, Tuomela: L'Échelle de l'Évasion, Pohjannoro: The Birds of Yesterday, Koskelin: Like a Planet Silently Breathing and Kortekangas: Konzertstück)
ONDINE ODE 866-2 (1996)


Duo Concertante for Clarinet, Cello and Ensemble (1990)

Alain Damiens (clarinet)/Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)/Peter Eötvös/Ensemble InterContemporain
( + UR, Corrente and Joy)
ACCORD 465308 (1999)
(original CD release: ADES ADE 203582) (1994)


BO LINDE
(1933-1970, SWEDEN)

Born in Gävle. His first music teachers were Eric Bengtsson and May Bökman, and he then studied composition with Lars-Erik Larsson at the State Academy of Music in Stockholm, and also studied conducting in Vienna. After his return home, he taught music theory at the Stockholm Citizens' School and worked mainly in Gävle as a composer, pianist and music critic. His premature death deprived Sweden of a major composer. He composed orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal music. His Pezzo Concertante for Bass Clarinet and String Orchestra, Op.41 (1970) has not been recorded.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 12 (1955)

Bo Linde (piano)/Gunnar Staern/Gävleborg Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + R. Liljefors: Festspel, Frithiof och Ingeborg, Hägg: Nordic Symphony and Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust.- Dance of the Sylphs)
STERLING S 1007 (LP) (1982)

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 17 (1956)

Ingemar Hedval (piano)/Göran W. Nilson/Gävleborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Eklund: Lamento and Facce)
CAPRICE CAP 1275 (LP) (1985)

Violin Concerto, Op. 18 (1957)

Karen Gomyo (violin)/Petter Sundkvist/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
NAXOS 8.557855 (2006)

Karl-Ove Mannberg (violin)/Rainer Miedel/Gävleborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Kabelevsky: The Comedians)
HMV (Sweden) E 055-34649 (LP) (1972)

Ulf Wallin (violin)/Jun'ichi Hirokami/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Pensieri Sopra un Cantico Vecchio)
BIS CD-621 (1994)

Cello Concerto, Op. 29 (1965)

Maria Kliegel (cello)/Petter Sundkvist/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
NAXOS 8.557855 (2006)

Mats Rondin (cello)/ Doron Salomon/Gävleborg Symphony Orchestra
( + M. Maros: Trombone Concerto)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT 33283 (LP) (1987)

Concerto Piccolo for Wind Quintet and Strings, Op. 36 (1967)

Christian Lindberg/Nordic Chamber Orchestra
( + Pensieri Sopra un Cantico Vecchio, Nielsen: Little Suite, Svendsen: Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Wesstrom: Armida Overture, Leifs: Variaziono Pastorali and Sibelius: Impromptu for Strings)
BIS CD-1538 (2007)

Musica Concertante, Op. 27 (1963)

Göran W. Nilson/Gävleborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite for Little Orchestra)
CAPRICE CAP 1284 (LP) (1982)

Petter Sundkvist/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + A Merry Ouverture, Suite Variée and Suite Boulogne)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SSACD1132 (2008)

Miniature Suite for Oboe and String Orchestra " in Modo Barocco" (1956)

Mårten Larsson (oboe)/Camerata Romana
( + Larsson: Oboe Concertino, Koch: Oboe Concerto and Roman: Concerto for Oboe d'Amore)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 033 (1996)


JYRKI LINJAMA
(b. 1962, FINLAND)

Born in Jyväskylä. He studied composition with Einojuhani Rautavaara and Paavo Heininen at the Sibelius Academy. He also studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, in Budapest and at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin 1991–92, where his teacher was Witold Szalonek.Afterwards, he taught in the Music Department at the University of Helsinki, the Sibelius Academy and is currently on facultyof the University of Turku. He has composed a church opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His Violin Concertos Nos. 2 (1991) and 3 (1998-2001) have not been recorded.

Violin Concerto No. 1 "Serenades" (1989)

Hannele Segerstam (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Tampere Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Meriläinen: Concerto for Orchestra No. 2 and Englund: Symphony No. 7)
TAMPEREEN KAUPUNGINORKESTERI TKO 6 (1991)



JUKKA LINKOLA
(b. 1955, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. He studied piano at the Sibelius Academy and has worked as a rehearsal pianist at the Helsinki City Theatre and also as a conductor. He has taught at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He is equally at home in jazz and classical music. His catalogue includes operas, incidental music and film scores as well as most other genres. Some of his other concertante works are Flute Concerto (1997), Tuba Concerto (1995), Organ Concerto (1999) and Horn Concerto (2000). and Crossings for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra (1983).

Piano Concerto No. 1 "The Masquerade" (2011)
Henri Sigfridsson (piano)/Dima Slobodeniouk/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra /
( + Matvejeff: Cello Concerto and Ad Astra)
ALBA ABCD 364 (2014)



Trumpet Concerto No. 1 (1988)

Jouko Harjanne (trumpet)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Crossings, Boogie Woogie Waltz, Malaria, Evoe!, Snow Queen and Ronia The Robber’s Daughter: 5 Movements)
FINLANDIA 0630-1908-2 (1997)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA FACD 388) (1991)

Trumpet Concerto No. 2 (1993)

Jouko Harjanne (trumpet)/Jorma Panula/Spiritus Fortis Chamber Orchestra
( + Bashmakov: Concerto Piccolo, Hindemith: Concerto for Bassoon, Trumpet and String Orchestra and Copland: Quiet City)
ALBA ABCD 108 (1997)

Concerto for Saxophone and Symphonic Band (1998)

Kai Ruskeepää (alto saxophone)/Elias Seppälä/The Guard's Band (Kaartin Soittokunta)
( + Sisu, Tango-Tarantella and Wedding Music)
ALBA ABCD 161 (2001)


Euphonium Concerto (1996)

Jukka Myllys (euphonium)/Arvo Volmer/Oulu Symphony Orchestra
( + Destination and Blue Gleam of Arctic Hystery)
ALBA ABCD 118 (2000)


Crossings for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra (1983)

Juhani Aaltonen (tenor saxophone)/Jukka Linkola/Helsinki City Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto No. 1, Boogie Woogie Waltz, Malaria, Evoe!, Snow Queen and Ronia The Robber’s Daughter: 5 Movements)
FINLANDIA 0630-1908-2 (1997)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA FAD 916) (1986)

 

MARTIN LOHSE
(b. 1971, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied composition and music theory at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, with Hans Abrahamsen and Niels Rosing-Schow. He has composed orchestral, chamber, vocal and electroacustic works.

In Liquid ... Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra (2008-10)

Bjarke Mogensen (accordion)/Rolf Gupta/Danish National Chamber Orchestra
( + Schmidt: Symphonic Fantasy and Allegro, A. Koppel: Concerto Piccolo and Nørgård: Recall)
DACAPO: 6.220592 (2012)


BENT LORENTZEN
(b. 1935, DENMARK)

Born in Stenvad, Jutland. He studied musicology at the University of Aarhus with Knud Jeppesen and composition and theory at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Finn Høffding, Vagn Holmboe and Jörgen Jersild. He has taught at the Academy of Music in Aarhus. His large catalogue comprises operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and electroacustic works. Among his unrecorded orchestral works are Violin Concerto (2001), Cello Concerto (1984) and Saxophone Concerto (1986).

Piano Concerto (1984)

Erik Kaltoft (piano)/Soren Kaare Hansen/Aarhus Sinfonietta
( + Italian Concerto and Hunting Concerto)
DACAPO 8.226516 (2006)

Bronislawa Kawalla (piano)/Szymon Kawalla/Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Constantinides: Composition for String Orchestra, J. Fortner: The House of Atreus,- Prelude, Ovens: Play Us a Tune and Verrando: Sospirato Passo)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS MM 3009 (1994)

Oboe Concerto (1980)

Merete Hoffmann (oboe)/Frans Rasmussen/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Regenbogen)
DACAPO DCCD9314 (1992)


Italian Concerto for Trumpet, Trombone and Orchesta (1999)

Martin Schuster (trumpet)/Niels-Ole Bo Johansen (trombone)/Thomas Sondergaard/Aarhus Sinfonietta
( + Piano Concerto and Hunting Concerto)
DACAPO 8.226516 (2006)

Hunting Concerto for Oboe, French Horn and Orchesta (1996)

Henrik Husum (oboe)/Klaus Gottlieb (horn)/Thomas Sondergaard/Aarhus Sinfonietta
( + Italian Concerto and Hunting Concerto)
DACAPO 8.226516 (2006)

Regenbogen for Trumpet and Orchestra (1991)

Merete Hoffmann (trumpet)/Frans Rasmussen/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto)
DACAPO DCCD9314 (1992)


TORBJÖRN IWAN LUNDQUIST
(1920-2000, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He studied musicology at the University of Uppsala and composition with Ragnar Althén and Dag Wirén and many years later studied conducting with Otmar Suitner in Austria. After founding his own chamber orchestra, he embarked on a very active career as a conductor. He composed prolifically in various genres and often incorporated non-traditional types of music such as jazz and Asian music into his compositional techniques. He composed 9 numbered Symphonies and other works for orchestra, including Concerto da Camera for Accordion and Orchestra (1965), Férvor for Violino Drande and Orchestra (1967) and "Hangarmusik," Concerto Sinfonico for Piano and Piano and Orchestra (1967).

Violin Concerto "Fantasia Pragense" (1978)

Karel Sneberger (violin)/Göran W. Nilson/Örebro Symphony Orchestra
( + Larsson: Pastoral Suite and Söderman: Swedish Festival Music)
BLUEBELL ABCD 003 (1993)
(original LP release: BLUEBELL BELL 101) (1979)

Landscape for Tuba and String Orchestra (1978)

Øysten Baadsvik (tuba)/Anne Manson/Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto, Arutiunian: Tuba Concerto and J. Williams: Tuba Concerto)
BIS CD-1515 (2008)

Michael Lind, (tuba)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto, Danielsson: Capriccio da Camera, B. Nilsson: Bass for Solo Tuba and Percussion and Julius Jacobsen: Tuba Buffo)
CAPRICE CAP 21493 (1995)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1143) (1980)

 



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