His output also includes six concertante works including his Rhapsody, Op. Ballade and Passacaglia, Op. Atterberg never hesitated to pass the German contacts he established over the years to his Swedish colleagues, or to work for Swedish works constructed in Germany. Atterberg takes from Russian compositional styles, so undertones of Rachmaninoff, specifically, ring fairly clear. Kurt Atterberg Piano Concerto kury B flat minor conceerto. Atterberg was born in Gothenburg.
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Piano Concerto in B flat minor, Op. Pesante allegro - II. Andante - III. Furioso In this piano concerto by Swedish composer Kurt Atterberg, the choice of key already signals the ambition connected with the work and points to the corresponding Piano Concerto Op.
Atterberg, who usually composed a work from start to finish, set the piano concerto aside in , after he had sketched in full the first movement and the main passages of the finale, in order to work on his Symphony No. It was not until the summer of that he returned to the concerto, completing only the 1st movement, which was performed in January on the occasion of the 10th radio anniversary, with Olof Wibergh as the soloist. The premiere of the whole work took place on 12 January , with the composer conducting, and was a great success.
The expansive motivic diversity of the three movements notwithstanding, the concerto conveys a very unified impression to the listener. However, this impression arises not primarily from formal tricks such as the employment of the introduction as a transition between the Andante and Finale, or the concluding recourse to a motif of the main theme of the 1st movement, but rather from the almost continuous maintenance of one expressive character, a melancholy-elegiac basic mood whose different facets are explored in depth.
Accordingly, Atterberg does without the usual cadenzas. Under these circumstances formal aspects recede into the background in this work, even though they represent the actual framework of the composition. Even though here the sound of the orchestra gradually unfolds and for a moment comes into full flower, the melancholy mood underlying the movement loses nothing of its intensity, with Atterberg even gesturing towards blues and jazz music in the middle part.
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Biography[ edit ] Haga kyrkogata 8, Gothenburg. Atterberg was born on the third floor. His mother, Elvira Uddman, was the daughter of a famous male opera singer. Six years later he became a performer in the Stockholm Concert Society, now known as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra , as well as publishing his first completed work, the Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op. His String Quartet No. While already studying civil engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology , Atterberg also enrolled at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm in with a score of his Rhapsody and an incomplete version of his Symphony No. He earned his engineering diploma a year later, as well as being awarded a State Music Fellowship.
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