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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.
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.
7318599925752

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Format: CD
Label: BIS
Rel. Date: 05/06/2022
UPC: 7318599925752

At Home With Hugo Alfven (Hybr)
Artist: Elin Rombo
Format: CD
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1. Aftonen (Arr. For Solo Voice & Piano)
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2. 7 Dikter Av Ernest Thiel, Op. 28: No. 1, Djupt Hos Friborna Människor Bor
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3. 7 Dikter Av Ernest Thiel, Op. 28: No. 2, En Enda Vardt Mitt Hjärta Givet
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4. 7 Dikter Av Ernest Thiel, Op. 28: No. 3, Jag Kysser Din Hvita Hand
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5. 7 Dikter Av Ernest Thiel, Op. 28: No. 4, Du Är Stilla Ro
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6. 7 Dikter Av Ernest Thiel, Op. 28: No. 5, Jag Längtar Dig
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7. 7 Dikter Av Ernest Thiel, Op. 28: No. 6, Skogen Sover
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8. 7 Dikter Av Ernest Thiel, Op. 28: No. 7, Se, Du Kom Med Jubel Och Sång I Hågen
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9. 4 Låtar Från Leksand (After L. Mats): No. 1, Gånglåt
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10. 4 Låtar Från Leksand (After L. Mats): No. 2, Dans
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11. 4 Låtar Från Leksand (After L. Mats): No. 3, Skänklåt
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12. 4 Låtar Från Leksand (After L. Mats): No. 4, Danslek
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13. 3 Österlingsånger, Op. 22 (Version For Voice & Piano): No. 1, Bön
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14. 3 Österlingsånger, Op. 22 (Version For Voice & Piano): No. 2, Pioner
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15. 3 Österlingsånger, Op. 22 (Version For Voice & Piano): No. 3, Minnesskrift
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16. Skärgårdsbilder, Op. 17: No. 1, Solglitter
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17. Skärgårdsbilder, Op. 17: No. 2, Natt
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18. Skärgårdsbilder, Op. 17: No. 3, Böljesång
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19. 2 Lyriska Stämningar, Op. 8: No. 1, Svarta Rosor
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20. 2 Lyriska Stämningar, Op. 8: No. 2, Sommardofter
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21. Så Tag Mit Hjerte
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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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