The Swedish Smorgasbord in Orchestral Music / Various
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.
Catalog Number: CDS1129
Label: Sterling Records
Composer: Adolf Wiklund, Albert Henneberg, August Söderman, Bo Linde, Hugo Alfvén, Johan Joachim Agrell, Lars-Erik Larsson, Ruben Liljefors, Sven Skold, Sven-Eric Johanson, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Conductor: Björn Hallman, Goran W. Nilson, Harry Damgaard, Staern Gunnar, Sten Frykberg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Gavleborg Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Västerås Symphony Orchestra
Performer: Antonio Nicolini, Bo Linde, Erik Saedén