Swedish Rhapsody No.1

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Hugo Alfvén

Swedish Rhapsody No.1

Op. 19 • “Midsommarvaka”

About this work...

This acclaimed work is a typical Romantic-era folk-based rhapsody. The familiar opening tune for clarinet over pizzicato strings introduces a carefree, almost flippant, mood. As the tempo slows down, a longer section features an English horn solo, eventually leading to a succession of dances which suggest considerable ... read more