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ALFVEN: Symphony No. 5


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ALFVEN: Symphony No. 5

A gifted musician, writer and watercolourist, Hugo Alfvén is regarded in his native Sweden as the most significant composer after Berwald. The Fifth Symphony occupied Alfvén throughout the 1940s and 1950s, and draws on themes from his ambitious 1923 ballet The Mountain King. The first movement has sometimes been performed on its own, but the symphony is relatively rarely heard as a whole. The Andante religioso is Alfvén’s arrangement for harp, celesta and strings of an intermezzo from his Revelation Cantata, Op. 31. This disc completes the Naxos cycle of the complete Alfvén Symphonies.

Alfvén, Hugo

  Symphony No. 5 in A Minor, Op. 54
1.   I. Lento - Allegro non troppo 00:19:45
2.   II. Andante 00:08:29
3.   III. Lento - Allegro - Presto molto agitato 00:07:39
4.   IV. Finale: Allegro con brio 00:18:05
  Uppenbarelsekantat (Revelation Cantata), Op. 31: Andante religioso
5.   Uppenbarelsekantat (Revelation Cantata), Op. 31: Andante religioso 00:03:49

Total Playing Time: 00:57:47

Alfvén, Hugo

Willén, Niklas

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557612

Barcode: 747313261222

Physical Release: 02/2007

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