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Alfven: Symphony No. 1, Drapa & Midsommervaka / Borowicz, Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 06/08/2018 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555043  
Composer:  Hugo Alfvén
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Along with Wilhelm Stenhammar and Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Hugo Alfvén surely ranks with the leading composers of Swedish late romanticism. In the country of his birth he made a name for himself above all with his compositions inspired by Swedish folklore, one of which, Midsommarvaka, his most famous work, is heard on Vol. 1 of our new edition of his complete symphonic works. It is both astonishing and impressive that Alfvén, who previously had composed nothing more than a few piano pieces, songs, and chamber works, suddenly came forward in 1897 with a full-length symphony of some forty minutes in length. This highly regarded Symphony No. 1 exhibits very finely nuanced tone colors, and with it he immediately became known as a Read more capable and experienced composer. Alfvén composed Drapa, a monumental, magnificent, and festive work with the subtitle “King Oscar II in memoriam,” for a gala event at the Royal College of Music and conducted its premiere on 18 October 1908. For our ambitious project we have secured the support of the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin and Lukasz Borowicz – one of Germany’s best orchestras and one of today’s most promising young conductors. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 7/R 24 by Hugo Alfvén
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897; Sweden 
2.
Drapa, Op. 27 "In Memoriam King Oscar II" by Hugo Alfvén
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Sweden 
3.
Swedish Rhapsody no 1, Op. 19 "Midsummer Vigil" by Hugo Alfvén
Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Sweden 

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