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Hyperion Records

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The Ball Supper (detail) (1878) by Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905)
Track(s) taken from CDH55477
Recording details: July 1997
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1998
Total duration: 2 minutes 31 seconds

Swedish Polka
originally called 'Roslagvår' or 'Roslagspolketta'

Swedish Polka  [2'31]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Hugo Alfvén (1872–1960) was a Swedish composer whose output included five symphonies and much vocal and instrumental music. He composed several pieces that achieved popular international success, including the first of his three Swedish Rhapsodies. Another was the piece recorded here, which was originally entitled Roslagvår (‘Spring in Roslag’) or Roslagspolketta (‘Roslag Polka’) and gained international currency during the 1950s under the more approachable title Swedish Polka.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

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