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MP 4119

BENTZON, J.: Racconti

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2011


Artists:

Garsington Opera Orchestra


Garsington Opera Orchestra

Orchestra

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Naxos - Marco Polo

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Total Time - 64:17
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JORGEN BENTZON

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Racconto No. 1, Op. 25

12:28
     
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Racconto No. 2, Op. 30

12:30
     
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Racconto No. 3, Op. 31

9:38
     
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Racconto No. 4, Op. 45

11:30
     
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Racconto No. 5, Op. 46

8:31
     
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Racconto No. 6, Op. 49

9:40
     
 Garsington Opera Orchestra Orchestra


Jørgen Bentzon’s six Racconti were composed in the years 1935-49. All the works are in one movement and each is for its own ensemble. In the writing of several of the Racconti we find Bentzon perfecting his character polyphony, where it is the character of each instrument that determines the nature of the musical material and its treatment, and where compositional techniques like fugue and imitation are renounced. Bentzon took the word racconto from Italian, where it means a tale or account, and it is precisely an almost conversational, narrative element that is typical of these six chamber music works. The attempt to let the instruments, so to speak, “be themselves”, can he heard in the work of several other composers of the period, for example Finn Hoffding in his characterful Dialogues for oboe and clarinet of 1927; hut in his Racconti Jørgen Bentzon elahorates and develops this instrumental aesthetic. Another important source of inspiration for the development of character polyphony was certainly Carl Nielsen’s Wind Quintet.
 
The series of Racconti represents Jørgen Bentzon’s work with the character polyphony principle. As will be heard, there is a development of this compositional method through the various ensemble types. The six Racconti constitute a rare group of works in the music of the period, where a writing technique is elaborated and tried out down to the smallest detail. It provides food for thought that Vagn Holmhoe, to whom the last Racconto was dedicated, began on his own long series of string quartets in 1949.
 
Claus Røllum-Larsen - 1998
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