Bengt Forsberg's traditional piano recital put the perfect finishing touch on 2016's wonderful music year.
Ferruccio Busoni - Fantasia after J.S. Bach
J.S. Bach - Contrapunctus I < Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
. . Intermission . .
Ferruccio Busoni - Fantasia contrappuntistica
Alberto Ginastera - Suite de danzas criollas
Enrique Granados - The Maiden and the nightengale < Goyescas
-- Transcriptions for piano:
J.S. Bach/Bengt Forsberg - In dulci jubilo, choral prelude BWV 751
J.S. Bach/Walter Rummel - 'Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Scritten', < Cantata nr 78
J.S. Bach/Walter Rummel - 'Das alte Jahr vergangen ist', choral prelude BWV 614
G.F. Händel/Percy Grainger - Hornpipe < Water Music, HWV 348
Arcangelo Corelli/Leopold Godowsky - Pastorale < Christmas concerto
Encore - Eric Satie (1866-1925) - Gymnopédie nr 1
Bengt Forsberg, piano, has been the artistic director of the chamber music series at Allhelgonakyrkan for almost 30 years. Among his regular partners are the mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, cellist Andreas Brantelid and violinist Nils-Erik Sparf. As a soloist he has performed with, among others, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and he has given solo recitals in many venues including London's prestigious Wigmore Hall. In October 2016, he participated as a soloist in Oxford Lieder Festival's "Schumann Project". Bengt Forsberg has released many CDs, most recently an acclaimed recording of music by women composers, "Neglected works for the piano."