Discography

Sorabji: 100 Transcendental Studies, vol. V (2016). BIS-2223. Studies 72-83.

No other pianist today could give a more dedicated, musical, and technically proficient performance than Ullén (American Record Guide)

Each volume... reaffirms Ullén’s status as a master of his instrument (Fanfare)           

  ...eine gigantische Leistung (Klassik Heute)

Sorabji: 100 Transcendental Studies, vol. IV (2015). BIS-1853. Studies 63-71.

♪ CHOICE International Piano

I cannot say enough about Ullén's playing here... One listens in wonderment and awe... (Fanfare)

Ullén’s.. complete mastery of these scores is nothing short of astonishing (Fanfare)

...a brilliance it is hard to imagine realized by anyone else to this extent (Classical Modern Music)

 

John Pickard – Tenebrae (2013). BIS-1873.

Piano Concerto (Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins)

Swedish virtuoso Fredrik Ullén sails through the formidable difficulties with amazing élan (Gramophone)

 

Liszt Messiaen (2012). BIS-1803.

Liszt: Two legends; Consolations; Santa Dorotea; Unstern

Messiaen: Petites esquisses d'oiseaux; Cantéyodjayâ

limpid beauty.. perfectly balanced textures (Fanfare)           

one of the more remarkable musicians before the public today (International Record Review)

1948-2001: A Ligeti Odyssey (2012). BIS-1503

Ligeti: Invention; Etudes 3, 17 and 18.

The program closes with three of the piano Etudes … played brilliantly by Mr Ullen (American Record Guide)

 

Sorabji: 100 Transcendental Studies, vol. III (2010). BIS-1713. Studies 44-62.

Die technische Anforderungen… erfüllen nicht selten den Tatbestand der Unspielbarkeit. Da grenzt es bisweilen an ein Wunder, das Fredrik Ullén stets die Übersicht behält… (Piano News)

  

Sorabji: 100 Transcendental Studies, vol. II (2009). BIS-1533. Studies 26-43.

♪ 10/10  - the Swedish keyboard acrobat in top form.. at the limits of what is playable (Klassik Heute)           

♪ CD des Dobbelmonat -  phenomenal (Piano News)               ♪  5/5 Opus      

♪ 6/6  demonic virtuosity (Dagens Nyheter)    ♪ 5/5 Musica      ♪ 5/5 Klassik.com

George Flynn - Trinity (2007). BIS-1593/1594.

♪ 6/6 - a performance at a master level (Svenska Dagbladet)
♪ 5/5  - a perfect interpretation (Klassik.com)­

Sorabji: 100 Transcendental Studies, vol. I (2006). BIS-1373. Studies 1-25.

♪  10/10 sets a standard for present and future Sorabji überpianists (Classics Today)

♪  Double 5 stars  BBC Music Magazine       ♪  Editor's Selection International Piano

♪  CD of the week   Swedish National Radio       ♪ 10/10 Klassik Heute 

 

György Ligeti: Complete Piano Music (2006), BIS-1683/1684.

♪ 10/10 classicstoday.com

Intersections (2004), Caprice Records, CAP 21725.

Schubert: Moments Musicaux; Kurtág: Splinters, pieces from Games

♪    CD of the Week Swedish National Radio

Rarities of Piano Music at 'Schloss vor Husum' 2003 (2004). Danacord CD 619.

Live recording

Stenhammar: from Late Summer Nights (op. 33 no. 5)

Scriabin: Quatre Préludes op. 22; Sorabji: Transcendental Study 13

 

Now (2002). BIS-1213

Poul Rouders: Break Dance (with Stockholm Chamber Brass)

Rarities of Piano Music at 'Schloss vor Husum' 2001 (2002). Danacord CD 589.

Live recording

Bartók: Hungarian Folk Songs from the Csík District

Laura Netzel: Etude: La fileuse

Il Liuto d'Orfeo (2002). dB Productions, dB CD 54.

Kent Olofsson: Treccia for piano

Got a minute? Aspects of Chopin's Minute Waltz (2000), BIS-1083. 

♪ 10/10 classicstoday.com     ♪ 5/5 a superb recording (FonoForum)   ♪ Best Swedish CDs 2000 (NärVarHur)  

♪ 10/10 KlassikHeute      ♪ Recommandé Repertoire     ♪ Take Five a remarkable achievement (Gramophone)

a technique reminiscent of Horowitz and Wild, and a temperament reminiscent of Cherkassy and the young Bolet (American Record Guide)

Stockhausen (2000). Caprice Records, CAP 21642.

Duo recital with Jonny Axelsson, percussion 

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Klavierstück V, IX; Kontakte; Zyklus

♪   Recommendation Neue Zeitschrift für Musik

Sten Melin: My cup of tea (2000). Phono Suecia, PSCD 116.

C'est ne pas possible (solo)

Landet som icke är (with Eric Ericsson's Chamber Choir)

Pavol Simai: Key (2000). Phono Suecia, PSCD 123.

Sisyfos (solo)

The complete piano music of György Ligeti vol. II (1998), BIS-983.

Musica Ricercata; Early Pieces; Three Pieces for Two Pianos; Etudes 15 and 16.

 5/5 Diapason

a triumph of interpretation as well as recording (Gramophone)

The complete piano music of György Ligeti vol. I (1996), BIS-783.

Etudes 1-14; Invention; Two Capriccios; Trois Bagatelles; Chromatic Phantasy

♪ Diapason d'or   ♪ CHOC perfect mastery (Le Monde de la Musique)  ♪ Stern des Monats FonoForum

♪ Recomendado CD Compact    ♪ Want List Unbelievable! (Fanfare)   ♪ Joker a fantastic pianist (Crescendo)

single most important classical release of the year… world class performances (KlassikNet)

Queen Sonja International Music Competition.Vol I. Norwegian Music (1992). Pro Musica, PPC 9030.

Live recording

Fartein Valen: Legend op. 1

 

 

 

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