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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDD22043
Recording details: October 1995
Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Produced by Oliver Rivers & Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner & Ian Cederholm
Release date: March 1996
Total duration: 27 minutes 47 seconds

'Two sensational CDs … He's the first great Scandinavian symphonist, though we had to wait until this century to appreciate the fact … a sort of cross between Mendelssohn and Sibelius. A winner' (Time Out New York, USA)

Symphony No 3 in C major 'Sinfonie singulière'

Allegro fuocoso  [10'18]
Adagio  [9'40]
Finale: Presto  [7'49]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The autograph is dated March 1845, although it was not performed until 1905. After the optimistic vision of the first movement, a more sombre Adagio follows which itself encloses a mercurial scherzo. The syncopated opening of the Finale heralds an unusually extended movement, mostly in the tonic minor (except for a reprise of the Adagio material in the dominant) but concludes in a whirlwind of C major.

from notes by Roy Goodman © 1995

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