Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

Drapa

opus 27, Rudén no. 62

  • Year of composition: Stockholm April—May 1908
  • Work category: Orchestral works in one movement
  • Dedication: To the memory of King Oscar II
  • First performed: 16 May 1908 in Stockholm at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music
  • Duration: 10 min

Instrumentation

3*.3*.3*.4* / 6.4.3.1 / timp, 4 perc, 2 hp / str
(picc, cor angl, bass cl, dbn)

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Vocal music in handwriting 170:3, exemplar 2 at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket O/Sv.-R

Examples of recordings

BIS CD-1478, 2004
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra , cond. Neeme Järvi

Literature

Hedwall, Lennart: Hugo Alfvén, Stockholm 1973, pp. 217−218.
Storm, Staffan: '
Reflexioner kring Hugo Alfvéns "Drapa"'. Alfvéniana 3−4/08, pp. 3−5.

Description of work

Adagio solenne C major 4/4 (C)