Exploring Music Playlist: Music of Scandinavia
Exploring Music Playlist: Music of Scandinavia

November 28th, 2022

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The lighter these northern lands are in the summer means the darker the winters will be, and these dark winters are in the living tissue of every Scandinavian. Their movies, orchestral works, poems, and paintings are comfortably at home expressing deep, dark emotions. Exploring Music has featured the works of Grieg and Nielsen, but there are a great many wonderful works by other composers that we will hear this week. Bill will feature composers like Wilhelm Stenhammar, Per Nørgård and Lars-Erik Larsson, and we will hear this music performed by Scandinavian artists of today.

Monday

Peterson-Berger, Wilhelm: “Fridolins Lustgård”
V. Aspåkers-Polska

Anne Sofie Von Otter,soprano; Bengt Forsberg. Piano
Wings in the Night- Swedish Songs
DG 449189-2 – 1:26

Roman, Johan Helmich: “Drottningholmsmusiken”
1. Presto – Lento – Viviace

Drottningholm Festival Orchestra/Seg Westerberg
Roman: The Drottningholm Music, Sinfonias Violin Concerto
Discofil 1019 – 7:34

Berwald, Franz: “Estrella De Soria” Tragic Overture
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Ulf Björlin
Berwald: The Four Symphonies, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Overtures and Tone Poems
EMI 65866 – 7:45

Berwald, Franz: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat, “Sinfonie Naïve”
I. Allegro Risoluto; II. Adagio

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Ulf Björlin
Berwald: The Four Symphonies, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto,
Overtures and Tone Poems
EMI 65866 – 16:27

Stenhammar, Wilhelm: Serenade in F Major Op. 31
I. Overtura, Allegrissimo; II. Reverenza

 Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Stenhammar: Serenade Op. 31
BIS 310 – 13:57

Stenhammar, Wilhelm: “Visor Och Stämningar,” Op. 26
V. “Det Far Ett Skepp” (A Ship is Sailing)

Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg
Wings In The Night- Swedish Songs
DG 449189 – 1:31

Tuesday

Rangström, Ture: “Melodi”
Anne Sofie Von Otter, soprano; Bengt Forsberg, piano
Watercolors (Swedish Songs)
DG 449189-2  – 1:29

Petersen-Berger, Wilhelm: “Jungfrun under Lind”
Jussi Björling, tenor
Jussi Björling
Library of Congress: Great Performances of the Century
2:45

Stenhammar, Wilhelm: “Stjarnoga,” Op. 20, No. 1
Haken Hagegard, baritone; Warren Jones, piano
Brahms, Sibelius, Stenhammar: Songs
RCA 68097 – 2:11

Roman, Johan Helmich: Sinfonia No. 16 D Major
Drottningholm Festival Orchestra/Seg Westerberg
Johan Helmich Roman
Discofil 1019 – 7:32

Alfven, Hugo: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 11
III. Allegro

Ireland National Symphony Orchestra/Niklas Willen
Hugo Alfven, National Symphony of Ireland
Naxos: 8.555072 – 5:51

 Atterberg, Kurt – Larson, Lars-Erik – Atterberg, Kurt: “Earth”
“Earth’s Moon,” “Jealous onlooker,” “Titan – Giant moon of Saturn” 
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Ulf Björlin
The Planets Vol.2 – Other Worlds
EMI 56151 – 13:08

Alfven, Hugo: Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 for Orchestra, Op. 19
“Midsommarvaka”

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen: 
A Nordic Festival
Sony 46668 – 13:14

Traditional: “Thou Blessed Land”
Jussi Björling, tenor
Jussi Björling
Library of Congress: Great Performances of the Century
2:32

Wednesday

Bull, Ole: “I Ensomme Stunde”
Arve Tellefsen, violin; Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312 – 1:23

Bull, Ole: “Sæterjentens Søndag,” (The Herdgirl’s Sunday)
Arve Tellefsen, violin; Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312 – 2:53

Bull, Ole: “Et Sæterbesøg,” (A Mountain Vision)
Arve Tellefsen, violin; Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312 – 7:10

Bull, Ole: “Agiaco Cubano”
Andante Maestoso
Arve Tellefsen, violin; Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312 – 3:18

Bull, Ole: “Cantabile Doloroso”
E Rondo Giocoso

Arve Tellefsen, violin; Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312 – 8:32

Bull, Ole: “Polacca Guerriera” 
(excerpt)

Arve Tellefsen, violin; Havard Gimse, piano
Arve Tellefsen Plays Ole Bull
Simax 1312 – 10:22

Grieg, Edvard: Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36
Allegro Agitato

Truls Mørk, violoncello; Havard Gimse, Piano
Grieg: Cello Sonata
Virgin Classics 5450342 – 9:44

Grieg, Edvard: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 No. 2 and No. 1
Michala Petri, Recorder
Air
RCA 68769 – 6:45

Thursday

Grieg, Edvard: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op. 46
“Morning Mood”

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert Von Karajan
Karajan Forever: The Greatest Classical Hits
DG 000035202 – 4:06

Grieg, Edvard: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
I. Allegro Moderato

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Dmitri Kitajenko
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Grieg, Liszt, Leif Ove Andsnes, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin 91198 – 13:34

Grieg, Edvard: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27
I. Un Poco Andante, Allegro Molto Ed Agitato

Truls Mørk, Solve Sigerland, Lars Anders Tomter, Atle Sponberg
Grieg: Cello Sonata, String Quartet
Virgin 45505 – 11:59

Grieg, Edvard: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 
II. Romanze: Andantino; IV. Finale: Lento, Presto Al Saltarello

Truls Mørk, Solve Sigerland, Lars Anders Tomter, Atle Sponberg
Grieg: Cello Sonata, String Quartet
Virgin 45505 – 15:21

Grieg, Edvard: Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 72 “Summer Evening”
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Grieg: Lyric Pieces/Leif Ove Andsnes
EMI 57296 – 2:25

Grieg, Edvard: Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 72
“Summer Evening,” “Remembrances”

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Grieg: Lyric Pieces/Leif Ove Andsnes
EMI 57296 – 1:49

Friday

Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen, Friedrich: The Hallelujah Of Creation
I. “O Gott!: Und Leben”
II. “Licht Und Freud’ Ist Ewig”
III. “Heilig! Heilig! Heilig!”
IV. “Lob Und Ehre Dem Ewigen!”

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/Peter Marschik
Susanne Elmark, soprano
Nordic Art Music: From the Middle Ages to the Third Millennium
DaCapo – Marco Polo 8.224070 – 6:41

Nielsen, Carl: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, “The Inextinguishable”
IV. Allegro

New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Alan Gilbert
Nielsen: Symphonies 1 and 4
DaCapo 6.220624 – 9:02

Nielsen, Carl: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50
I. Tempo Giusto

II. Adagio Non Troppo (beginning)
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt
The Masterworks, Vol.1
Dacapo 8.206002 – 11:51

Nielsen, Carl: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50
III. Allegro

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt
The Masterworks, Vol.1
Dacapo 8.206002 – 2:39

Langgaard, Rued: String Quartet No. 1, BVN 68
I. Andante Ma Non Troppo, Piu Tranquillo

Nightingale Quartet
Langgaard: String Quartets, Vol. 3
Dacapo 6.220577 – 8:45
Langgaard, Rued: Symphony No. 4
I. “Skovbrus” (Rustle in the Forest)
II. “Solstrejf” (Glimpse of the Sun)
III. Allargando

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Langgaard: Symphonies 4,5, & 6
Chandos 9064 – 7:15

Nielsen, Carl: Strofiske Sange, Op. 21, FS 42, Book 1: No. 2.
“Saenk Kun Dit Hoved, Du Blomst” (Just Lower Thy Head, O Flower)

Danish National Symphony Orchestra/ Michael Schonwandt
Bo Skovhus, baritone
Songs by the Sea: A Scandinavian Journey
Chandos 10249 – 2:06

Nielsen, Carl: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50
II. Adagio Non Troppo (beginning)

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt
The Masterworks, Vol.1
Dacapo 8.206002 – 1:00