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Bengt Forsberg: Swedish Miniatures

By Algot Aquinius

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Composed by Algot Aquinius, Dorcas Norre, Erik Nilsson, Fredrik Hagstedt, Harald Fryklof, Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, Tor Aulin, Valborg Aulin, Ylva Fred, Victoria Borisova-Ollas (1969-), Henning Mankell (1868-), Alice Tegner (1864-1943), and Gunnar Jansson. Classical, Piano. Classical. CD. DB Productions #DBCD194. Published by dB Productions (NX.DBCD194).

Item Number: NX.DBCD194

After successes as "Neglected Works for Piano" and "Amanda & Julius", Bengt Forsberg, one of Sweden's most outstanding pianists, now presents a new solo album. "Swedish Miniatures" is a journey through beautiful, neglected Swedish piano pieces from late 19th century until today by both male and female composers. Lovingly performed, as usual, by Bengt Forsberg. On top of this, all tracks except one are world premiere recordings. Bengt Forsberg studied at the Gothenburg School of Music and Musicology, where he first majored in organ, receiving his soloist's diploma as pianist in 1978. He went on to continue his training with Peter Feuchtwanger in London and Herman D. Koppel in Copenhagen. Much of Forsberg's renown is focused on his work as a chamber musician, both in Sweden and abroad. Bengt Forsberg also appears as a soloist with orchestra, and has performed with all the major Swedish symphony orchestras, as well as a number of international ones. His repertoire is exceptionally wide and he has become particularly renowned for playing unknown music by well-known composers as well as for exploring lesser-known and unjustly neglected composers, such as Medtner, Korngold, Alkan, Chabrier and Percy Grainger. He is also the music director of a well-regarded chamber music series in Stockholm. Bengt Forsberg has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music since 1997.

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