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GAVLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Gävle Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest in Sweden, dating back to 1912. The first artistic director of this 25-man orchestra was the composer Ruben Liljefors but now numbers 52 full-time members. The orchestra is based in the provincial capital of Gävle, but tours regularly both in its home province and elsewhere in Sweden. The Gävle Symphony Orchestra has also toured in The Netherlands, Finland, Norway and the former Yugoslavia. There was a unique collaboration with the symphony orchestra in Dubrovnik during the 1990s when the two orchestras performed Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem in support of the suffering people in war-torn Croatia. Since its inception the Gävle Symphony Orchestra has had a succession of distinguished conductors as artistic directors including Stig Westerberg, Rainer Miedel, Göran W Nilson, Hannu Koivula, Carlos Spierer, Petri Sakari and Robin Ticciati. The Gävle Concert Hall was dedicated in January 1998, marking the completion of a project first proposed in the 1930s. The custom-built hall has allowed the orchestra to record more in-house CDs than were possible previously. In addition to the music of Franz Berwald, the orchestra has recorded works by composers such as Bo Linde, Wilhelm Stenhammar, Hugo Alfvén, Edvard Grieg, Dmitry Shostakovich, Carl Nielsen and Sven-David Sandström.


Photo courtesy of Frank Julin

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
The Seasons Naxos 8.504038


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BERWALD: Tone Poems Naxos
8.555370
Orchestral
HELT NY VARLD (En) (A Whole New World) - Disney Favourites (Gavle Symphony, Hanson, Ek) Naxos
8.570388
Orchestral, Film and TV Music, Orchestral, Film and TV Music, Orchestral, Film and TV Music, Orchestral, Film and TV Music, Orchestral
HUMMEL: Oberons Zauberhorn / Variations on Das Fest der Handwerker / Le retour de Londres Naxos
8.557845
Orchestral, Concertos
LINDE: Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto Naxos
8.557855
Concertos
RIES, F.: Piano Concertos, Vol. 2 (Hinterhuber, Grodd) - No. 3 / Introduction and Polonaise / Variations on Swedish National Airs Naxos
8.557844
Orchestral, Concertos
SOMMAR ETT - Sommar vid Havet och Naxos
8.578148
Orchestral
SOMMAR I HANGMATTAN - Lugn Musik for lata Dagar (Tranquil Music for Lazy Days) Naxos
8.578152
Orchestral
SOMMAR VID TORPET - Hyllning till Naturen och Svensk Folkton Naxos
8.578150
Orchestral
STENHAMMAR, W.: Serenade / Florez och Blanzeflor / Ithaka / Prelude and Bourree (Fredriksson, Gavle Symphony, Koivula) Naxos
8.572186
Orchestral, Vocal, Orchestral
SVENSKA VISOR (SWEDISH HYMNS) Naxos
8.557997
Orchestral
SWEDISH ROMANCE FOR MEDITATION Naxos
8.570303
Orchestral
SWEDISH SONGS AND WALTZES Naxos
8.578201
Orchestral
WINTER Naxos
8.557726
Orchestral





 
 
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