Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jørgen Bentzon - Chamber Music (added link for track #1)

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. ( (tracks 2-9)

*Track #1 was missing before, I have no idea why.  Here it is:

01 Bentzon_ Sonatina - Allegro.m4a (track 1)


Anonymous said...

Miss the track 1

Anonymous said...

¿Es posible que falte la primera pista
del disco?
De todas maneras,gracias!.
Un saludo.

"La paciencia es como el baobab,
tiene las raices amargas,pero sus
frutos son dulces"

Anonymous said...

btw... do you have some piston? symophonies, string quartets? thanks


Tzadik said...

Hernan I just added a Piston disc for you

Tzadik said...

Ok anon and Juanito I will check it

Tzadik said...

Juanito you are right. It's very strange...I don't understand why track 1 is missing. I will have to re-import the disc, hopefully it will work this time. -Will do that tomorrow night, gotta be up early! Regards

Tzadik said...

OK I'm now adding a second zshare link just for
track #1...

Anonymous said...

thankyou for the adding track!

Tzadik said...

Np :)

Toon van Dijk said...

Many thanks and regards from The Netherlands.
Veel dank en groeten uit Nederland.