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Swedish Orchestral Favourites Vol 2 / Sundkvist, Swedish Co


Release Date: 05/16/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8553715   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gunnar de FrumerieLars-Erik LarssonKurt AtterbergTure Rangström,   ... 
Performer:  Sarah LindloffJohanna PerssonSara Trobäck
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This is an incredibly beautiful CD, one that will surely be played repeatedly around here. The repertoire is mostly for string orchestra and every piece is a romantic gem. Lars-Erik Larsson's music occupies half the CD, and ranges from the tuneful Little Serenade to the eloquent, soul searching Adagio. Gunnar de Frumerie wrote romantic music within a neo-classic framework, and his Pastoral Suite, exquisitely played here, is a prime example. Kurt Atterberg's Suite, which began life as music for a play called Sister Beatrice, is perhaps on a more spiritual level than the pastoral works of the other composers. Atterberg's use of modality at times makes it reminiscent of Vaughan Williams' Tallis Fantastia,
Read more and it is just about as lovely and nearly as significant. The lovely little Blomdahl romance might come as a surprise to listeners who only know this composer from his stringent, modern-to-the-max compositions. The playing throughout is incredibly beautiful. This orchestra plays with a rich, ripe tone that is completely disarming, and conductor Petter Sundkvist gets the utmost in nuance from every player. The Naxos sound is full and warm with lots of well-defined bass. This CD is a real find.

--Rad Bennett, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pastoral Suite for Flute, Harp and Strings, Op. 13b by Gunnar de Frumerie
Performer:  Sarah Lindloff (Flute)
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Örebro, Sweden 
Length: 12 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Gunnar de Frumerie (1941) 
2.
Little Serenade for Strings, Op. 12 by Lars-Erik Larsson
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Örebro, Sweden 
Length: 10 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3.
Suite no 3 for Violin, Viola and Strings, Op. 19 no 1 by Kurt Atterberg
Performer:  Johanna Persson (Viola), Sara Trobäck (Violin)
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Örebro, Sweden 
Length: 12 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 48 by Lars-Erik Larsson
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Örebro, Sweden 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
5.
Divertimento elegiaco by Ture Rangström
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Örebro, Sweden 
Length: 15 Minutes 38 Secs. 
6.
Lyric Fantasy, Op. 54 by Lars-Erik Larsson
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Örebro, Sweden 
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs. 
7.
Vaknatten: Adagio by Karl-Birger Blomdahl
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Örebro, Sweden 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Lyrisk fantasi (Lyric Fantasy), Op. 54: Lyric Fantasy, Op. 54
Pastoral Suite, Op. 13b: I. Preludium
Pastoral Suite, Op. 13b: II. Gavott
Pastoral Suite, Op. 13b: III. Saraband
Pastoral Suite, Op. 13b: IV. Siciliano
Pastoral Suite, Op. 13b: V. Final
Vaknatten (The Wakeful Night): Adagio
Little Serenade, Op. 12: I. Allegro
Little Serenade, Op. 12: II. Adagio cantabile
Little Serenade, Op. 12: III. Allegro vivace
Little Serenade, Op. 12: IV. Allegro
Suite No. 3, Op. 19, No. 1: I. Prelude
Suite No. 3, Op. 19, No. 1: II. Pantomim
Suite No. 3, Op. 19, No. 1: III. Vision
Adagio, Op. 48: Adagio for String Orchestra, Op. 48
Divertimento elegiaco: I. Allegro
Divertimento elegiaco: II. Adagio cantabile
Divertimento elegiaco: III. Allegro vivace
Divertimento elegiaco: IV. Allegro

Customer Reviews

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 LOVELY SOUNDS! December 12, 2013 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "Light and lovely are the words that best describe this charming disc. Five Swedish composers are represented. Treat yourself to a Nordic sound experience that is anything but chilly!" Report Abuse
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