Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

Uppsala-rhapsodi
Swedish Rapsody no. 2

Opus 24 ; Rudén no. 58

  • Year of composition: Dated Saltsjöbaden 30 April 1907
  • Work category: Orchestral works in one movement
  • Dedication: To Emil Sjögren
  • First performed: Uppsala University assembly hall 23 May 1907. The Royal Academic Orchestra, cond. Ivar Hedenblad
  • Duration: 10 min

Instrumentation

2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1 / timp, 2 perc / str

Examples of printed editions

Abraham Lundquist
Arrangement by Axel Malm for light orchestra. Stockholom 1932. Abr Lundquist 5353, 5354 Piano direction, 2.2.2.2 / 2.2.1.1 / harm / timp / str
Original work published in 2014 (score and study score)

Location for score and part material

Abraham Lundquist

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: UUB VMhs 169:6

Examples of recordings

Naxos 8.553962S, 1997.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, cond. Niklas Willén

Telestar, TRS 11180, 1977 (rec. 1968)
Berliner Symphoniker, cond. Stig Rybrant

Swedish Society SCD 1036, 1988.
Berliner Symphoniker, cond. Stig Rybrant

Swedish Society SCD 1102, 2001.
Berliner Symphoniker, cond. Stig Rybrant

BIS CD 395, 1988.
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi.

BIS CD 725, 1996.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , cond. Neeme Järvi

Literature

Alfvén, Hugo, Tempo furioso. Stockholm (1948) pp. 372−378.
Hedwall, Lennart:
Hugo Alfvén. Stockholm (1973) pp. 203−205.

Description of work

Larghetto A major 6/8 [A F Lindblad: Sommarkväll]
Allegretto A major [Prins Gustaf: Studentsången]
Poco meno mosso [Bellman: Ulla, min Ulla]
Allegro scherzando C major [G Wennerberg: Hur länge skall i Norden]
Allegretto A major [Prins Gustaf: Studentsången]