Bentzon

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COMPOSERS: Bentzon
LABELS: Dacapo
WORKS: Piano Sonata No. 3; Piano Sonata No. 5; Piano Sonata No. 9
PERFORMER: Rodolfo Llambías (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 8.224103
These three piano sonatas by the prolific, 80-year-old Danish composer Niels Viggo Bentzon cover the period 1946-65. Their broadly expressive and, even in the more atonal Ninth Sonata, essentially thematic manner soon palls, despite the determined advocacy of the Argentinian-Danish pianist Rudolfo Llambías. The recording has little finesse. Keith Potter

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