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Ingmar Bergman - Music from the Films

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Fryderyk Chopin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Domenico Scarlatti
Franz Schubert
Robert Schumann
Performer Roland Pöntinen
Stenhammar Quartet
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2377 SACD
EAN 7318599923772
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Jul 2018
Total time 78'28

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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  Johann Sebastian Bach
  from Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
01 Sarabande 3'47
  Robert Schumann
  from Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
02 Aufschwung 3'17
  Fryderyk Chopin
03 Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 1 5'04
04 Prelude in D minor, Op. 28 No. 24 2'36
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  from Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
05 Sarabande 5'02
  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
06 Fantasy in C minor, K 475 12'26
  Fryderyk Chopin
07 Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4 3'43
  Franz Schubert
  from Sonata in B flat major, D 960
08 Andante sostenuto 9'37
  Domenico Scarlatti
09 Sonata in D major, K 535 3'11
  Fryderyk Chopin
10 Prelude in A minor, Op. 28 No. 2 2'17
11 Sonata in E major, K 380 4'18
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
12 Variation 25 6'39
  from Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
13 Sarabande 5'43
  Robert Schumann
  from Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
14 In modo d’una marcia 8'44
  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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