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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
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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
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       
      II. Ung karlek – Synnove pa sattern (Young Love – Synnove on the Mountain Pasture) 8:42       
      III. Hjartesorg – Pastoral (Poignant Grief – Pastorale) 4:58       
      IV. Torbjorn och Synnove (Torbjorn and Synnove) 3:27       
      V. Langtan (Yearning) 4:23       
      VI. I Solbakken (At Solbakken) 3:26       
  En bygdesaga (A Country Tale) Suite, Op. 53          
      I. Introduktion (Introduction) 3:00       
      II. Drommeri (Dreams) 7:45       
      III. Brottslig karlek – Angest (Guilty Love – Anguish) 9:07       
      IV. Svartsjuka – Pastoral (Jealousy – Pastorale) 4:03       
      V. Sorgetaget (Funeral March) 5:35       
      VI. Vargaskall (Baying of Wolves) 3:39       
  Elegie: Vid Emil Sjogrens bar (At Emil Sjogren's funeral), Op. 38 12:15       
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