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At home with Hugo Alfvén - Songs and Piano Pieces

Composer Hugo Alfvén
Performer Peter Friis Johansson
Elin Rombo
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2575 SACD
EAN 7318599925752
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date May 2022
Total time 67'18


During his lifetime, Hugo Alfvén became known as one of Sweden’s principal composers of his time, with works that struck a chord with a wide audience. As a result of his popularity, a nationwide collection was held in celebration of his 70th birthday in 1942, with the proceeds used to build Alfvéngården, the composer’s home during his final years. Now, 80 years later, Elin Rombo and Peter Friis Johansson are releasing their tribute to Alfvén’s 150th anniversary, recorded at Alfvéngården using &&&the composer’s own piano.

Alfvén is primarily known for his orchestral music – including the ubiquitous Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 – and as a composer of choral music. As befits the setting, the focus of the present disc is on more intimate works, however – namely songs and piano pieces. Some of the pieces are closely related to the venue – Fyra låtar från Leksand (Four Tunes from Leksand) is a piano version of folk tunes collected from a local fiddler and Så tag mit hjerte (‘So take my heart’), Alfvén’s most frequently performed song, was composed there in 1946 as a present to his wife.
 
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  Hugo Alfvén
01 Aftonen 3'36
 
  Sju dikter av Ernest Thiel, Op.28 17'59
02 1. Djupt hos friborna människor 1'48
03 2. Ett enda vart mitt hjärta givet 2'22
04 3. Jag kysser din vita hand 5'04
05 4. Du är stilla ro 2'53
06 5. Jag längtar dig 1'08
07 6. Skogen sover 2'58
08 7. Se, du kom med jubel och sång i hågen 1'46
 
  Fyra låtar från Leksand 11'15
09 Gånglåt 2'56
10 Dans 2'46
11 Skänklåt 1'40
12 Danslek 3'53
 
  Tre Österlingsånger, Op.22 10'38
13 1. Bön 3'09
14 2. Pioner 3'18
15 3. Minnesskrift 4'11
 
  Skärgårdsbilder, Op.17 12'58
16 Solglitter 3'25
17 Natt 5'26
18 Böljesång 4'07
 
  Tvenne Iyriska stämningar, Op. 8 7'03
19 1. Svarta rosor (Tristi amori) 4'18
20 2. Sommardofter 2'45
 
21 Så tag mit hjerte 3'40
 
  Album total 67'18
ComposerAlfvén, Hugo
SopranoRombo, Elin
PianoFriis Johansson, Peter

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