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Alfvén: Symphony No. 5; Andante religioso ()

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composed by Hugo Alfvén

Like most of his music, Hugo Alfvén's Symphony No. 5 in A minor, Op 54 (1942-1953) is only gradually becoming familiar outside Sweden, which is a shame since this inventive work compares reasonably well with other Scandinavian symphonies and deserves a much wider audience. Written in a lush, highly dramatic style, but suffused with a brooding character, perhaps reflecting the troubled period of its composition, the Symphony No. 5 was based on themes derived from Alfvén's ballet-pantomime The Mountain King (1923); of its ...

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Alfvén: Symphony No. 5; Andante religioso
2007, Naxos

UPC: 747313261222


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