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Track(s) taken from CDH55477

Swedish Polka

originally called 'Roslagvår' or 'Roslagspolketta'

New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
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

Cover artwork: The Ball Supper (detail) (1878) by Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905)


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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

Hugo Alfvén (1872–1960) fut un compositeur suédois, dont l’œuvre compta cinq symphonies, ainsi que de nombreuses pièces de musique vocale et instrumentale. Plusieurs de ses morceaux obtinrent un succès populaire international, parmi lesquels la première de ses trois Rhapsodies suédoises. Citons également cette pièce qui fut originellement intitulée Roslagvår («Printemps à Roslag»), ou Roslagspolketta («Polka de Roslag»), et remporta un succès international, dans les années 1950, sous le titre plus accessible de Swedish Polka («Polka suédoise»).

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Hugo Alfvén (1872–1960) war ein schwedischer Komponist, der fünf Symphonien und eine große Menge Vokal- und Instrumentalmusik hervorbrachte. Er komponierte einige Stücke, die internationalen Erfolg erlangten, darunter die erste seiner drei Schwedischen Rhapsodien. Ein weiteres war das Stück mit dem Titel Roslagvår („Frühling in Roslagvar“) bzw. Roslagspolketta („Roslag Polka“), die während der fünfziger Jahre unter dem zugänglicheren Titel Schwedische Polka international Beachtung erhielten.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1998
Deutsch: Michael Stoffl

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