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Alfvén: Synnöve of Solbakken (Suite), etc / Willén, et al

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> Synnove Solbakken Suite, Op. 50 - I. Sondagsmorgon i skogen (Sunday Morning in the Forest)
> Synnove Solbakken Suite, Op. 50 - II. Ung karlek – Synnove pa sattern (Young Love – Synnove on the Mountain Pasture)
> Synnove Solbakken Suite, Op. 50 - III. Hjartesorg – Pastoral (Poignant Grief – Pastorale)
> Synnove Solbakken Suite, Op. 50 - IV. Torbjorn och Synnove (Torbjorn and Synnove)
> Synnove Solbakken Suite, Op. 50 - V. Langtan (Yearning)
> Synnove Solbakken Suite, Op. 50 - VI. I Solbakken (At Solbakken)
> En bygdesaga (A Country Tale) Suite, Op. 53 - I. Introduktion (Introduction)
> En bygdesaga (A Country Tale) Suite, Op. 53 - II. Drommeri (Dreams)
> En bygdesaga (A Country Tale) Suite, Op. 53 - III. Brottslig karlek – Angest (Guilty Love – Anguish)
> En bygdesaga (A Country Tale) Suite, Op. 53 - IV. Svartsjuka – Pastoral (Jealousy – Pastorale)
> En bygdesaga (A Country Tale) Suite, Op. 53 - V. Sorgetaget (Funeral March)
> En bygdesaga (A Country Tale) Suite, Op. 53 - VI. Vargaskall (Baying of Wolves)
> Elegie: Vid Emil Sjogrens bar (At Emil Sjogren's funeral), Op. 38 - Elegie: Vid Emil Sjogrens bar (At Emil Sjogren's funeral), Op. 38

Album Summary

>Alfven, Hugo [Composer] : Synnove Solbakken, suite from the film score for piano (or orchestra), Op. 50, R134
>Alfven, Hugo [Composer] : En bygdesaga (A Country Tale), suite from the film score for orchestra, Op. 53, R202a
>Alfven, Hugo [Composer] : Elegie (vid Emil Sjogrens bar) (Elegy, at Emil Sjogren's Funeral), for orchestra, Op. 38
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Notes & Reviews:

"Willen conducts in a less sentimental fashion than Alfven sometimes receives and it is perfect for this film music. He also has an excellent sense of tempo... Given the low price and the fact that that many listeners will already have previous volumes by Willen in the Naxos Alfven series, this disc is a must for Alfven fans and, due to the specific qualities of the music, even those who do not otherwise warm to him." -MusicWeb

TimesOfMalta.com
Willen and his brilliant Norkopping Symphony are the perfect advocates of these works, and in their hands all of Alfven's imaginative orchestration and penchant for colour and invention are brought out in masterly fashion. A hugely attractive issue full of exciting romanticism. Sound and notes are first-rate.



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>Hugo Alfvén (Composer) (1872 - 1960) : Synnöve Solbakken, suite from the film score for piano (or orchestra), Op. 50, R134
  • Conductor: Niklas Willen
  • Notes: Louis De Geer Concert Hall, Norrköping, Sweden (06/17/2004-06/18/2004)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Hugo Alfvén (Composer) (1872 - 1960) : En bygdesaga (A Country Tale), suite from the film score for orchestra, Op. 53, R202a
  • Conductor: Niklas Willen
  • Notes: Louis De Geer Concert Hall, Norrköping, Sweden (05/23/2005-05/27/2005)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1944

>Hugo Alfvén (Composer) (1872 - 1960) : Elégie (vid Emil Sjögrens bår) (Elegy, at Emil Sjögren's Funeral), for orchestra, Op. 38
  • Conductor: Niklas Willen
  • Notes: Louis De Geer Concert Hall, Norrköping, Sweden (05/23/2005-05/27/2005)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918