Scandinavian Concerti

January 16, 2004 at 08:11 AM · I have a break coming up after this competition, and, being as I am Scandinavian myself (Swedish and Norwegian), I wanted to get your opinions on the best Scandinavian concerti that are less played (excluding the Sibelius). Also, on a separate note, what do you think of Goldmark and Korngold concerti?


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January 16, 2004 at 11:20 AM · You excluded the Sibelius twice because Finland is not in Scandinavia, it's in Fenno Scandia. (in latin)


January 17, 2004 at 12:42 AM · whatever, the scandinavian "area". thanks for your "help".

January 17, 2004 at 11:21 AM · I didn't mean to be rude.. Sorry.


January 17, 2004 at 02:11 PM · Hello!

Some really good concertos are by:


Geir Tveitt (both hardanger fiddle concertos are really, really great,

Iver Holter

Terje Rypdal


Anders Hillborg

Torbjorn Ivan Lundquist

Wilhelm Peterson Berger

and for sure the second concerto by Allan Pettersson.


Einojuhani Rautavaara

Pehr Hendrik Nordgren


Vagn Holmboe

Poul Ruders

I hope that was helpful!

All the best,


January 17, 2004 at 04:56 PM · I second the Rautvaara and Berger concertos!!

Wow, concertos I haven't heard of before! Time to do some research!! :-)

January 18, 2004 at 01:18 AM · Thanks for the huge list Tobias! and Lauri--sorry for freaking out, I'm sure that piece of info will come in handy someday. I am a little edgy- finals week.

January 18, 2004 at 06:24 AM · Tobias, any ideas where I can find ANY of that music?

January 18, 2004 at 01:52 PM · Hello!

I am not sure what you mean with "finding that music"? If you need the sheets, then I can't help you because I am just a listener, not a player.

If you mean recordings than most of the mentioned CDs are still available through the well known distributors (for example If you can't find them or if they are out of print, just let me know if I can give you a hint or a copy of the recording.

All the best and good luck with your finals!


January 18, 2004 at 05:30 PM · There is also a great concerto by Nielsen.

January 18, 2004 at 06:52 PM · I second the Neilsen concerto.

The Sinding Suite is also wonderful. It's in 3 movements but it is relatively short.

January 18, 2004 at 08:56 PM · The swedish composer Atterberg has written a very nice "double concerto" called Suite for violin and viola. I have heard it a lot and guess it is not to difficult to play.

January 21, 2004 at 01:38 AM · Greetings,

I think Fodor just recorded the Neilson , maybe with the Sibelius on the other side.



January 21, 2004 at 07:48 AM · Really, Fodor?

January 21, 2004 at 05:15 PM · Buri,

You just revealed you're from another age. Recordings aren't 'on the other side' anymore; you still think you're among Lp's and cassettes :) .

Svensden wrote a violin concerto which was highly praised in his lifetime, but I don't know if anybody's recorded it.

Check out Aaron Rosand on Rosand recorded a bunch of these out of the way concerti. He's a great player, too.

January 21, 2004 at 07:17 PM · no i think he's been flipping his cd's

January 23, 2004 at 10:03 PM · I think Ole Bull wrote concertos

Venegerov recorded the Nielsen

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