The Swedish Smorgasbord In Orchestral Music
Format: COMPACT DISC
Gunnar, Staern; Hallman, Björn; Damgaard, Harry; Norrköpings Symfoniorkester; Saedén, Erik; Gävle Symfoniorkester; Nilson, Göran W.; Nicolini, Antonio; Frykberg, Sten; Gavleborg Symphony Orchestra; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Linde, Bo; Västerås Symphony Orchestra
This is a collection of Swedish orchestral recordings, originally released on LP and now transferred to new mediums. The music spans the Baroque era of Johan Agrell through to the mid-20th century of Bo Linde. There are many premiere recordings here, including Peterson-Berger’s May Carnival in Stockholm, an exciting work celebrating the end of winter and the Stockholm Spring. Other highlights are Erik Saedéns wonderful singing of the Peterson-Berger ballads, the brooding Romanticism of Adolf Wiklund’s Symphonic Prologue, and the timeless melodies of Lars-Erik Larsson long appreciated by Swedish audiences. Hugo Alfvén’s short piece, part of a cantata, was said to be the composer’s own favorite composition. Varied and rich, as it should be - a Smörgåsbord of Swedish orchestral music.