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ALFVEN: Synnove Solbakken / En Bygdesaga / Elegie


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ALFVEN: Synnove Solbakken / En Bygdesaga / Elegie

In his native Sweden Hugo Alfvén’s music ranks as the most significant after that of Berwald. The music on this disc consists of two suites drawn from films that Alfvén scored during the 1930s and 1940s. Both Suites draw on folk-tunes to evoke the countryside with a mix of bucolic devices and sombre pastoral melodies. Although the films were not well received, Alfvén’s music was widely commended. In Elégie, Alfvén pays tribute to fellow countryman and composer Emil Sjögren (1853-1918). This work anticipates his own Fourth Symphony (Naxos 8.557284).

Alfven, Hugo

  Synnove Solbakken Suite, Op. 50
1.   I. Sondagsmorgon i skogen (Sunday Morning in the Forest) 00:02:51
2.   II. Ung karlek – Synnove pa sattern (Young Love – Synnove on the Mountain Pasture) 00:08:42
3.   III. Hjartesorg – Pastoral (Poignant Grief – Pastorale) 00:04:58
4.   IV. Torbjorn och Synnove (Torbjorn and Synnove) 00:03:27
5.   V. Langtan (Yearning) 00:04:23
6.   VI. I Solbakken (At Solbakken) 00:03:26
  En bygdesaga (A Country Tale) Suite, Op. 53
7.   I. Introduktion (Introduction) 00:03:00
8.   II. Drommeri (Dreams) 00:07:45
9.   III. Brottslig karlek – Angest (Guilty Love – Anguish) 00:09:07
10.   IV. Svartsjuka – Pastoral (Jealousy – Pastorale) 00:04:03
11.   V. Sorgetaget (Funeral March) 00:05:35
12.   VI. Vargaskall (Baying of Wolves) 00:03:39
  Elegie: Vid Emil Sjogrens bar (At Emil Sjogren's funeral), Op. 38
13.   Elegie: Vid Emil Sjogrens bar (At Emil Sjogren's funeral), Op. 38 00:12:15

Total Playing Time: 01:13:11

Alfven, Hugo

Willen, Niklas

Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557828

Barcode: 747313282821

Physical Release: 05/2007

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