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Swedish Polka

originally called 'Roslagvår' or 'Roslagspolketta'

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


European Light Music Classics
CDH55477Archive Service


Track-specific metadata for CDH55477 track 6

Recording date
25 July 1997
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. European Light Music Classics (CDA66998)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: January 1998
    Deletion date: December 2012
    Superseded by CDH55477
  2. European Light Music Classics (CDH55477)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: November 2014
    Deletion date: June 2019
    Archive Service
  3. The New London Orchestra Light Music Playlist (CDPL0106)
    Disc 1 Track 53
    Release date: September 2017
    Download only
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