Jørgen Bentzon, who was a pupil of Carl Nielsen and Sigfrid Karg-Elert, was one of the most significant Danish composers of the generation after Carl Nielsen. In the 1920s and 1930s he developed a distinctive instrumental texture known as character polyphony, which he tried out and developed in his six Racconti. Alongside his composing activities Bentzon taught at Københavns Folke-Musikskole, a school for "people's Music" that he had helped to found in 1931. Bentzon was the cousin of the better known Danish composer Niels Viggo Bentzon and the flautist Johan Bentzon.
Bentzon’s output is small and exclusive, characterized by a confident sense of form and solid musical craftsmanship. Bentzon’s chamber pieces are typified by a kind of polyphony where the individual instruments to some extent express themselves freely according to their instrumental characters – the so-called "character polyphony" – a characteristic inherited from Carl Nielsen’s Wind Quintet. That was to be the hallmark of Bentzon’s chamber music. I happen to enjoy the "Sonatatina for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon" and the "Divertimento for Violin, Viola and Cello" the most. But, find out which piece you enjoy the most :) Enjoy.
This is an ideal recording for listeners who want to explore the rich Danish musical world beyond Nielsen. (ArkivMusic.com)
http://www48.zippyshare.com/v/81961669/file.html (tracks 2-9)
*Track #1 was missing before, I have no idea why. Here it is:
01 Bentzon_ Sonatina - Allegro.m4a
http://www39.zippyshare.com/v/56319757/file.html (track 1)