Kurt Atterberg, “Ballade Without Words”

One of my favorite pieces by one of my favorite composers, who died 39 years ago today. [Read more...]

Kurt Atterberg in Memoriam

On this day in 1974, Kurt Atterberg, one of my favorite composers, passed away. Since I recently shared his “Sinfonia Funebra” which might be more appropriate to the occasion, I’m sharing his Symphony No.8 which I have not shared previously. [Read more...]

Kurt Atterberg, Symphony No. 5

One of the symphonies by one of my favorite composers which I’ve listened to the least often -having listened to it again today, I honestly have no idea why I haven’t listened to it more often. It was apparently uploaded to YouTube recently, and now I’ve shared it here for your listening pleasure! [Read more...]

Kurt Atterberg, Symphony No.2

Another recording of my favorite piece of music has appeared on YouTube, Kurt Atterberg’s Second Symphony. The opening and closing sections of the second movement take my breath away. [Read more...]

Kurt Atterberg, Symphony No. 3 (1914) “West Coast Pictures”

Another symphony from my favorite composer, Kurt Atterberg, has been shared on YouTube. If you are inclined to let the title guide you as the music evokes images in your mind, keep in mind that Atterberg was Swedish, and so the West Coast in the title is that of Sweden and not the United States. [Read More...]

My Favorite Music: Kurt Atterberg, Symphony No.2, 2nd movement

Joel Watts recently discovered 20th century orchestral music in the form of The Planets by Gustav Holst. I was all set to leave a recommendation of my favorites and complain about the fact that there is nowhere online to listen to one of my all-time favorite pieces of music, Kurt Atterberg’s Second Symphony, when a [Read More...]


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