Friday, 9 January 2015

Hugo Alfven - Symphony 4 ("Fran havsbandet")

Alfven (1872-1960) was a late romantic Swedish composer, whom I regard as the best from that country. Especially his orchestral works (including five symphonies three Swedish rhapsodies) are stunning. I have selected his fourth symphony  ("Fran havsbandet", From the Outermost Skerries), op39 from 1919, including parts for soprano and tenor. Relevant links below.