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Jørgen Bentzon


The Danish Sinfonietta

Jørgen Bentzon, composer

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.

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Racconto no. 1 op. 25 (1935)

12:28 Play $2.80
For Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Bassoon and Double Bass

Racconto no. 2 op. 30 (1936)

12:30 Play $2.80
For Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello

Racconto no. 3, op. 31 (1937)

9:37 Play $2.10
For Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon

Racconto no. 4 op. 45 (1944)

11:30 Play $2.80
For Violin, Cor Anglese and Piano

Racconto no. 5 op. 46 (1945)

8:31 Play $2.10
For Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and French Horn

Racconto no. 6 op. 49 (1948-49)

9:40 Play $2.10
For 2 Violins, Viola and Cello
Total playing time  6 minutes

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Recorded at Værket, Randers, on 13-16 May 1998

Recording producer: Lars Ole Bonde
Executive producer: David Riddell
Sound engineer: Claus Byrith

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen A/S

Cover painting: Jais Nielsen: 'Silhuetklipperen' (1918)

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224119

Barcode: 730099981927

Release Date: January 1999

Period: Early 20th Century


***** (BBC Music Magazine)

Her er megen charme at hente (Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten)

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