Music of Scandinavia

August 19, 2019, 7:00 pm

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The lighter these northern lands are in the summer just means the darker the winters will be, and these dark winters are in the living tissue of every Scandinavian. Their movies, orchestral works, poems, and paintings are comfortably at home expressing deep, dark emotions. Exploring Music has featured the works of Grieg and Nielsen, but there are a great many wonderful works by other composers that we will hear this week. Bill will feature composers like Wilhelm Stenhammar, Per Nørgård, and Lars-Erik Larsson, and we will hear this music performed by Scandinavian artists of today.

Playlist

Episode 1

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger: “Fridolins Lustgård”V. Aspåkers-Polska
Anne Sofie Von Otter,s. Bengt Forsberg. p.
DG 449189-2
1:26

Johan Helmich Roman: Drottningholmsmusiken
1 Presto – Lento – Viviace
Drottningholm Festival Orchestra/Seg Westerberg
Discofil 1019
7:34

Franz Berwald: “Estrella De Soria” Tragic Overture
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Ulf Björlin
EMI 65866
7:45

Franz Berwald: Symphony No. 4 In E Flat, “Sinfonie Naïve” –
I. Allegro Risoluto; II. Adagio

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Ulf Björlin
EMI 65866
16:27

Wilhelm Stenhammar: Serenade In F Major, Op. 31
I. Overtura, Allegrissimo; II. Reverenza

Neeme Järvi & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Bis 310
13:57

Stenhammar: Visor Och Stämningar, Op. 26
5. Det Far Ett Skepp (A Ship is Sailing)

Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg
DG 449189
1:31

Episode 2

Ture Rangström: Melodi
Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg
DG 449189
1:29

Wilhelm Petersen-Berger: Jungfrun under Lind
Jussi Björling, t.
RCA 60520
2:45

Wilhelm Stenhammar – Stjarnoga, Op. 20, No. 1
Haken Hagegard, Warren Jones
RCA 68097
2:11

Johan Helmich Roman: Sinfonia No. 16 D-major
Drottningholm Festival Orchestra/ Seg Westerberg
Discofil 1019
7:32

Hugo Alfven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 11
III: Allegro

Ireland National Symphony Orchestra/ Niklas Willen
Naxos: 8.555072
5:51

Kurt Atterberg: Earth
Lars-Erik Larson: Earth’s Moon – Jealous onlooker –
Kurt Atterberg: Titan – Giant moon of Saturn
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Ulf Björlin
EMI 56151
13:08

Hugo Alfven Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 for Orchestra, Op. 19 “Midsommarvaka” (1903)
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sony 46668
13:14

Ragnar Althen:Land, du vâlsignade, Thou Blessed Land
Jussi Björling
Nimbus 7879
2:32

Episode 3

Ole Bull: I Ensomme Stunde
Arve Tellefsen, v. Havard Gimse, p.
Simax 1312
1:23

Ole Bull: Sæterjentens Søndag, The Herdgirl’s Sunday
Arve Tellefsen, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra/ Evind Aadland
Simax 1312
2:5e

Ole Bull: Et Sæterbesøg, A Mountain Vision
Arve Tellefsen
Simax 1312
7:10

Ole Bull: Andante Maestoso, from Agiaco Cubano
Arve Tellefsen, vln.
Simax 1312
3:18

Ole Bull: Cantabile Doloroso E Rondo Giocoso
Arve Tellefsen
Simax 1312
8:32

Ole Bull From Polacca Guerriera
Arve Tellefsen, vln.
Simax 1312
10:22

Edvard Grieg: Cello Sonata In A Minor, Op. 36 –
1. Allegro Agitato

Truls Mørk, Cl. Havard Gimse, Pn.
Virgin Classics 5450342
9:44

Edvard Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 No.2 and No. 1
Michala Petri, Recorder
RCA 68769
6:45

Episode 4

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite #1, Op. 46 – Morning Mood
Herbert Von Karajan: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
DG 000035202
4:06

Grieg: Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16,1. Allegro Moderato
Leif Ove Andsnes, p. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Dmitri Kitajenko, c.
Virgin 91198
13:34

Grieg: String Quartet In G Minor, Op. 27 –
1. Un Poco Andante, Allegro Molto Ed Agitato2. Romanze: Andantino
4. Finale: Lento, Presto Al Saltarello
9:04
Truls Mørk, Solve Sigerland, Lars Anders Tomter, Atle Sponberg
Virgin 45505
11:59

Grieg: Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 72
Summer Evening; Remembrances

Leif Ove Andsnes
EMI 57296
2:25

Episode 5

Friedrich Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen: The Hallelujah Of Creation
I. O Gott!: Und Leben, II. Licht Und Freud’ Ist Ewig
III. Heilig! Heilig! Heilig! IV. Lob Und Ehre Dem Ewigen!

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Peter Marschik
Susanne Elmark,s.
DaCapo/ Marco Polo 8.224070
6:41

Carl Nielsen: Symphony #4, Op. 29, “The Inextinguishable”IV. Allegro
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Alan Gilbert, c.
DaCapo 6.220624
9:02

Nielsen: Symphony #5, Op. 50
I. Tempo Giusto II. Adagio Non Troppo (beginning)
III. Allegro

Herbert Blomstedt: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Dacapo 8.206002
11:51, 2:39

Rued Langgaard: String Quartet #1, BVN 68
1. Andante Ma Non Troppo, Piu Tranquillo

Nightingale Quartet
Dacapo 6.220577
8:45

Rued Langgaard: Symphony No. 4
I. Skovbrus (Rustle in the Forest) II. Solstrejf (Glimpse of the Sun)
III. Allargando

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi, c.
Chandos 9064
7:15

Carl Nielsen: Strofiske Sange, Op. 21, FS 42, Book 1: No. 2.
Saenk Kun Dit Hoved, Du Blomst (Just Lower Thy Head, O Flower)

Bo Skovhus, Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Michael Schonwandt
Itunes
2:06