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Hugo Alfvén: Symphonies Nos. 1-5; Swedish Rhapsodies ()

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Performed irregularly outside Sweden and seldom recorded, let alone released in a comprehensive package, Hugo Alfvén's symphonies and rhapsodies are well served in this enjoyable five-disc set from BIS; through the exemplary performances by Neeme Järvi and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, these overlooked orchestral masterworks may at last receive wider recognition. Most significant and rewarding are the five symphonies, composed between 1896 and 1952. This impressive body of work is comparable in Romantic ...

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  1. Swedish Rhapsody No. 2, for orchestra ("Uppsalarapsodi"), Op. 24
  2. Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 7, R24
  3. Drapa, for orchestra ("In Memoriam King Oscar II"), Op. 27, R62
  4. Revelation, cantata for bass, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 31, R80: Andante Religioso
  5. Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, for orchestra ("Midsommarvaka"), Op. 19
  6. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 11, R28
  7. Swedish Rhapsody No. 3, for orchestra ("Dalarapsodi"), Op. 47
  8. Symphony No. 3 in E major, Op. 23, R54
  9. Prodigal Son, ballet suite, R214
  10. En Skärgĺrdssägen, for orchestra, Op. 20, R49
  11. Symphony No. 4 in C minor ("Fran Havsbandet"), Op. 39, R93
  12. Bergakungen, ballet-pantomime, Op. 37, R99: 1. Besvärjelse
  13. Bergakungen, ballet-pantomime, Op. 37, R99: 2. Trollflickans dans
  14. Bergakungen, ballet-pantomime, Op. 37, R99: 3. Sommarregn
  15. Bergakungen, ballet-pantomime, Op. 37, R99: 4. Vallflickans dans
  16. Symphony No. 5 in A minor, Op. 54, R209
  17. Gustav Adolf II, suite from the incidental music for orchestra, Op. 49, R121: Elegy
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Hugo Alfvén: Symphonies Nos. 1-5; Swedish Rhapsodies
2004, BIS

UPC: 7318591478805

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