For our traditional end-of-year concert, Bengt Forsberg played a varied program including Bach's Partita in B-flat, the Polish-Soviet jubilee Mieczysław Weinberg's piano sonata no. 3 and Beethoven's Sex bagateller op. 126, as an introduction to 2020's big Beethoven anniversary.
Mieczysław Weinberg (1919—1996) - Piano sonata nr 3
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685—1750) - Partita nr 1 in B-flat, BWV 825
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827) - Sex bagateller op. 126
Vítězslav Novák (1870—1949) - Christmas Eve < Songs of a Winter's Night, Op 30
Otto Olsson (1879—1964) - Mors visa < Vid Juletid, op 3
Sara Wennerberg-Reuter (1875—1959) - Angelus
J S Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, BWV 147
arranged for the piano by Myra Hess
Bengt Forsberg, piano
More information about the artist
Bengt Forsberg is one of Sweden's foremost pianists. Among his regular partners are mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, cellist Andreas Brantelid and violinists Cecilia Zilliacus and Nils-Erik Sparf. As a soloist, Bengt has performed with the Stockholm Philharmonic and Gothenburg Symphony. He has also given solo recitals in, among other places, London's Wigmore Hall.
Bengt has released a large number of CDs, not least with Anne Sofie von Otter, several of which have received major international awards, such as Grammy and Gramophone's Recording of the Year. In recent years, Bengt has released prized discs with female composers, "Neglected works for piano", works for violin and piano by Carl Nielsen together with Cecilia Zilliacus, cello music by Fauré with Andreas Brantelid, English music for viola with Ellen Nisbeth and together with Cecilia Zilliacus and Sabina Bisholt a CD with music by Amanda Maier. In Mayj 2018 Bengt's CD ”Amanda & Julius – Works for piano by Amanda Maier och Julius Röntgen” was chosen by the newspaper BBC Music as that month's music for solo instrument.