Sharing Music Memories

Berwald: Symphony capricieuse – Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra /Dorati – Hugo Alfvén: Symphony No. 2 – Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Segerstam

Monday, March 26th, 2012

KHCD-2012-006 (STEREO) – Franz Berwald: Symphony capricieuse (Symphony No. 2 in D) – Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra /Antal Dorati – Hugo Alfvén: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 11- Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Leif Segerstam – Berwald was a Swedish Romantic composer who was generally ignored during his lifetime. He made his living as an orthopedic surgeon and later as the manager of a saw mill and glass factory. His music is inventive, sometimes playful, occasionally quirky, always enjoyable. The Symphony No. 2 was not premiered until 1914.  Alfvén’s Symphony No. 2 from 1899 established him as a serious composer of note in Sweden. The Berwald is derived from a European pressing RCA Victrola LP; the Alfvén is from a Swedish Society Discophil disc, both in near-mint condition.

Click here for an MP3 sample of this CD, available on Klassic Haus Restorations.

Cheers – Curt Timmons

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