YNGVE SKÖLD (1899-1992): Cello Sonata, Op. 27, Poem for Cello and Piano (John Ehde [cello], Carl-Axel Dominique [piano]. Rec. 1999), Suite for Horn and Piano, Op. 71 (Ib Lanzky-Otto [horn], Wilhelm Lansky-Otto [piano]. Rec. 1975).
Catalogue Number: 12K077
Description: A child prodigy who was referred to by his teachers as the "Swedish Mozart" and whose op. 1, a piano sonata, dates from as early as 1914, shy and incapable of self-promotion, Sköld was also deeply conservative and wrote in a late Romantic idiom all of his career. The cello sonata is from 1927 and the other two works from 1973-74 but the conservative, highly melodic idiom has hardly changed.