Alfvén: Symphony No. 1 in F minor; Uppsala Rhapsody

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COMPOSERS: Alfven
LABELS: Naxos
ALBUM TITLE: Alfvén: Symphony No. 1 in F minor
WORKS: Symphony No. 1 in F minor; Uppsala Rhapsody
PERFORMER: Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Niklas Willén
CATALOGUE NO: 8.553962

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This – presumably – first instalment in an Alfvén series may not feature his best-known works, but contains music characteristic of his personal welding of Grieg-like folksiness with a Straussian orchestral canvas. The Swedish conductor extracts vivid performances from his Scottish players.

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Matthew Rye