Symphony 3 & 4
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 12.7 x 14.61 x 1.14 cm; 100.92 g
- メーカー : Naxos
- EAN : 0730099405225
- 製造元リファレンス : unknown
- オリジナル盤発売日 : 1996
- レーベル : Naxos
- ASIN : B00000143P
- ディスク枚数 : 1
Berwald's single Piano Concerto is one of the most interesting works of its type. Having always been interested in formal experiment, the composer has the soloist play throughout, and the piece can be performed both with and without the orchestra. What makes the whole thing so interesting is that you would never at all suspect that the orchestral part is optional. It's really fun to listen to, and this excellent disc also throws in two terrific symphonies. One of them, the Symphony No. 3 Singuli鑽e, is the first great symphony by a Scandinavian composer. If you haven't made the acquaintance of this Swedish master, a contemporary of both Beethoven and Mendelssohn, here's your chance. --David Hurwitz
The accompanying piano concerto and Symphony #4 are pleasant but not in the same league as the Symphony #3. I can't say for sure but I would guess that there's nothing comparable to the #3 in all of Berwald's works. It's truly singular and memorable.
This Naxos recording by the Helingsborg Symphony Orchestra exhibits excellent sound and deep sonority. Bought used, my CD skips a bit in the piano concerto but that is small potatoes next to the wondrous experience of hearing the #3.