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ALFVEN: Synnove Solbakken / En Bygdesaga / Elegie

Composer(s)Alfven, Hugo
Artist(s) Willen, Niklas, Conductor • Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.557828
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

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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).

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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
ALFVEN: Synnove Solbakken / En Bygdesaga / Elegie 1:13:11   
  Synnove Solbakken Suite, Op. 50              
      I. Sondagsmorgon i skogen (Sunday Morning in the Forest) 2:51    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Ung karlek – Synnove pa sattern (Young Love – Synnove on the Mountain Pasture) 8:42    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Hjartesorg – Pastoral (Poignant Grief – Pastorale) 4:58    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Torbjorn och Synnove (Torbjorn and Synnove) 3:27    0.99   Add to cart  
      V. Langtan (Yearning) 4:23    0.99   Add to cart  
      VI. I Solbakken (At Solbakken) 3:26    0.99   Add to cart  
  En bygdesaga (A Country Tale) Suite, Op. 53              
      I. Introduktion (Introduction) 3:00    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Drommeri (Dreams) 7:45    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Brottslig karlek – Angest (Guilty Love – Anguish) 9:07    1.59   Add to cart  
      IV. Svartsjuka – Pastoral (Jealousy – Pastorale) 4:03    0.99   Add to cart  
      V. Sorgetaget (Funeral March) 5:35    1.59   Add to cart  
      VI. Vargaskall (Baying of Wolves) 3:39    0.99   Add to cart  
  Elegie: Vid Emil Sjogrens bar (At Emil Sjogren's funeral), Op. 38 12:15    2.39   Add to cart  
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