Music of Scandinavia

November 21, 2022, 7:00 pm

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

Peterson-Berger, Wilhelm: “Fridolins Lustgård” V. Aspåkers-Polska
Anne Sofie Von Otter,soprano. Bengt Forsberg. Piano
Wings in the Night- Swedish Songs
DG 449189-2
1:26

Roman, Johan Helmich: Drottningholmsmusiken 1 Presto – Lento – Viviace
Drottningholm Festival Orchestra/ Seg Westerberg
Roman: The Drottningholm Music, Sinfonias Violin Concerto
Discofil 1019
7:34

Berwald, Franz: “Estrella De Soria” Tragic Overture
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Ulf Björlin
Berwald: The Four Symphonies, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Overtures and Tone Poems
EMI 65866
7:45

Berwald, Franz: Symphony No. 4 In E Flat, “Sinfonie Naïve” – I. Allegro Risoluto; II. Adagio
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Ulf Björlin
Berwald: The Four Symphonies, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Overtures and Tone Poems
EMI 65866
16:27

Stenhammar, Wilhelm: Serenade In F Major, Op. 31 I. Overtura, Allegrissimo; II. Reverenza
Neeme Järvi & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Stenhammar: Serenade Op. 31
BIS 310
13:57

Stenhammar, Wilhelm: Visor Och Stämningar, Op. 26 5. Det Far Ett Skepp (A Ship is Sailing)
Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg
Wings In The Night- Swedish Songs
DG 449189
1:31

Episode 2

Rangström, Ture: Melodi
Anne Sofie Von Otter, soprano; Bengt Forsberg, piano
Watercolors (Swedish Songs)
DG 449189-2
1:29

Petersen-Berger, Wilhelm: Jungfrun under Lind
Jussi Björling, tenor
Jussi Björling
Library of Congress: Great Performances of the Century
2:45

Stenhammar, Wilhelm: Stjarnoga, Op. 20, No. 1
Haken Hagegard, baritone; Warren Jones, piano
Brahms, Sibelius, Stenhammar: Songs
RCA 68097
2:11

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

Alfven, Hugo: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 11 III: Allegro
Ireland National Symphony Orchestra/ Niklas Willen
Hugo Alfven, National Symphony of Ireland
Naxos: 8.555072
5:51

Atterberg, Kurt  – Lars-Erik Larson – Kurt Atterberg: Earth
Earth’s Moon – Jealous onlooker: Titan – Giant moon of Saturn
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Ulf Björlin
The Planets Vol.2 – Other Worlds
EMI 56151
13:08

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

Traditional: Thou Blessed Land
Jussi Björling, tenor
Jussi Björling
Library of Congress: Great Performances of the Century
2:32

Episode 3

Bull, Ole: I Ensomme Stunde
Arve Tellefsen, violin Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
1:23

Bull, Ole: Sæterjentens Søndag, The Herdgirl’s Sunday
Arve Tellefsen, violin Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
2:53

Bull, Ole: Et Sæterbesøg, A Mountain Vision
Arve Tellefsen, violin Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
7:10

Bull, Ole: Agiaco Cubano Andante Maestoso
Arve Tellefsen, violin Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
3:18

Bull, Ole: Cantabile Doloroso E Rondo Giocoso
Arve Tellefsen, violin Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
8:32

Bull, Ole: From Polacca Guerriera
Arve Tellefsen, violin Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312
10:22

Grieg, Edvard: Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36 – Allegro Agitato
Truls Mørk, Clarinet. Havard Gimse, Piano
Grieg: Cello Sonata
Virgin Classics 5450342
9:44

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

Episode 4

Grieg, Edvard: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op. 46 – Morning Mood
Herbert Von Karajan: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Karajan Forever: The Greatest Classical Hits
DG 000035202
4:06

Grieg, Edvard: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 I. Allegro Moderato
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/ Dmitri Kitajenko, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Grieg, Liszt, Leif Ove Andsnes, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin 91198
13:34

Grieg, Edvard: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 – I. Un Poco Andante, Allegro Molto Ed Agitato
Truls Mørk, Solve Sigerland, Lars Anders Tomter, Atle Sponberg
Grieg: Cello Sonata, String Quartet
Virgin 45505
11:59

Grieg, Edvard: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 –
II. Romanze: Andantino
IV. Finale: Lento, Presto Al Saltarello
Truls Mørk, Solve Sigerland, Lars Anders Tomter, Atle Sponberg
Grieg: Cello Sonata, String Quartet
Virgin 45505
15:21

Grieg, Edvard: Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 72 “Summer Evening”
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Grieg: Lyric Pieces/ Leif Ove Andsnes
EMI 57296
2:25

Grieg, Edvard: Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 72
“Summer Evening” “Remembrances”

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Grieg: Lyric Pieces/ Leif Ove Andsnes
EMI 57296
1:49

Episode 5

Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen, Friedrich: 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, soprano
Nordic Art Music: From the Middle Ages to the Third Millennium
DaCapo/ Marco Polo 8.224070
6:41

Nielsen, Carl: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, “The Inextinguishable” IV. Allegro
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Alan Gilbert, conductor
Nielsen: Symphonies 1 and 4
DaCapo 6.220624
9:02

Nielsen, Carl: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50
I. Tempo Giusto

II. Adagio Non Troppo (beginning)
Herbert Blomstedt: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
The Masterworks, Vol.1
Dacapo 8.206002
11:51

Nielsen, Carl: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50
III. Allegro

Herbert Blomstedt: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
The Masterworks, Vol.1
Dacapo 8.206002
2:39

Langgaard, Rued: String Quartet No. 1, BVN 68 1. Andante Ma Non Troppo, Piu Tranquillo
Nightingale Quartet
Langgaard: String Quartets, Vol. 3
Dacapo 6.220577
8:45

Langgaard, Rued: Symphony No. 4
I. Skovbrus (Rustle in the Forest)
II. Solstrejf (Glimpse of the Sun)
III. Allargando
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Neeme Järvi, conductor
Langgaard: Symphonies 4,5, & 6
Chandos 9064
7:15

Nielsen, Carl: 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
Songs by the Sea: A Scandinavian Journey
Chandos 10249
2:06

Nielsen, Carl: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 II. Adagio Non Troppo (beginning)
Herbert Blomstedt: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
The Masterworks, Vol.1
Dacapo 8.206002
1:00



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