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Bergman: Music from the Films

Roland Pöntinen, Stenhammar Quartet, Torleif Thedéen

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Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011  
1
II. Allemande (Featured in "Cries & Whispers" and "Saraband")
Torleif Thedéen
3:47
Fantasiestücke, Op. 12  
2
No. 2, Aufschwung (Featured in "Music in Darkness" and "Smiles of a Summer Night")
Roland Pöntinen
3:17
3
Nocturne No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 1 (Featured in "Fanny & Alexander")
Roland Pöntinen
5:04
24 Préludes, Op. 28  
4
No. 24 in D Minor (Featured in "Music in Darkness")
Roland Pöntinen
2:36
Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010  
5
IV. Sarabande (Featured in "Autumn Sonata")
Torleif Thedéen
5:02
6
Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475 (Featured in "Face to Face")
Roland Pöntinen
12:26
7
Mazurka No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 17 No. 4 (Featured in "Cries & Whispers")
Roland Pöntinen
3:43
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-Flat Major, D. 960  
8
II. Andante sostenuto (Featured in "In the Presence of a Clown")
Roland Pöntinen
9:37
9
Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K. 535 (Featured in "The Devil's Eye")
Roland Pöntinen
3:11
24 Préludes, Op. 28  
10
No. 2 in A Minor (Featured in "Autumn Sonata")
Roland Pöntinen
2:17
11
Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K. 380 (Featured in "The Devil's Eye")
Roland Pöntinen
4:18
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988  
12
Var. 25, à 2 clav. (Featured in "The Silence")
Roland Pöntinen
6:39
Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008  
13
VI. Gigue (Featured in "Through a Glass Darkly")
Torleif Thedéen
5:43
Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44  
14
II. In modo d'una marcia. Un poco largamente (Featured in "Fanny & Alexander")
Stenhammar Quartet; Roland Pöntinen
8:44
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    76:24
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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