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Ingmar Bergman – Music from the Films

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Catalogue numberBIS-2377 SACD
Release date2018-07-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time78:28

Ingmar Bergman (1918- 2007) made fifty films, directed more than 150 theatre productions and wrote several books, but the recurrent thread running through his life was music. He often said that if he hadn't become a director he would have wished to become a conductor, and went so far as to claim that ‘film and music are almost the same thing. They are means of expression and communication that go beyond human wisdom and that touch a person’s emotional centre.’ Bergman’s interest in classical music became evident early on in his career. Music in Darkness (1948) is about a pianist who loses his sight in a shooting accident, To Joy (1950) features a violinist who dreams of a solo career and Summer Interlude (1951) takes place at the Royal Swedish Opera. He admired all who could perform music, reserving his greatest love for pianists, and concert pianists are portrayed in Hour of the Wolf, Face to Face and Autumn Sonata.

One of Bergman’s favourite Swedish pianists was Roland Pöntinen, who here performs a number of pieces featured in Bergman’s films, by composers including Mozart, Chopin and Schumann. Pöntinen is joined by the Stenhammar Quartet in the second movement of Schumann’s piano quintet, used by Bergman to great effect in the award-winning Fanny and Alexander. Another of the director’s favourite performers, the cellist Torleif Thedéen, also contributes to the project, with the sarabandes from three of Bach’s suites for solo cello.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  from Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
01 Sarabande 03:47 $ 0.94 USD
  Composer: Schumann, Robert
  from Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
02 Aufschwung 03:17 $ 0.81 USD
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
03 Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 1 05:04 $ 1.24 USD
04 Prelude in D minor, Op. 28 No. 24 02:36 $ 0.64 USD
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  from Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
05 Sarabande 05:02 $ 1.23 USD
  Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
06 Fantasy in C minor, K 475 12:26 $ 3.01 USD
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
07 Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4 03:43 $ 0.92 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  from Sonata in B flat major, D 960
08 Andante sostenuto 09:37 $ 2.33 USD
  Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico
09 Sonata in D major, K 535 03:11 $ 0.79 USD
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
10 Prelude in A minor, Op. 28 No. 2 02:17 $ 0.58 USD
11 Sonata in E major, K 380 04:18 $ 1.06 USD
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
12 Variation 25 06:39 $ 1.63 USD
  from Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
13 Sarabande 05:43 $ 1.41 USD
  Composer: Schumann, Robert
  from Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
14 In modo d’una marcia 08:44 $ 2.22 USD
  Album total 78:28
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
Chopin, Fryderyk
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Scarlatti, Domenico
Schubert, Franz
Schumann, Robert
CelloThedéen, Torleif
PianoPöntinen, Roland
String quartetStenhammar Quartet

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