Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

En skärgårdssägen
Symphonic poem for large orchestra

opus 20; Rudén no. 49

  • Year of composition: Rindön September - 6 October - Skagen 21 October - 18 November 1904
  • Work category: Orchestral works in one movement
  • Dedication: To my brother Johannes Alfvén
  • First performed: Stockholm, the Royal Opera , 31 March 1905, the Royal Court Orchestra cond. Hugo Alfvén
  • Duration: 16 min
  • Detailed duration: 16-18 minutes

Instrumentation

3*.3*.4*.4* / 4.2.3.1 / timp, 2 perc, 2 hp / str: 16.16.12.10.8
(picc, cor angl, bass clar, dbn)

Examples of printed editions

Score and parts Stockholm [1909]. Hirsch 2778.
Study score Stockholm 1948. Gehrmans, CG 4286

Location for score and part material

Gehrmans

  • Location autograph: Stiftelsen Musikkulturens främjande
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Composition sketch in pencil, Score in pencil, Parts: Gehrmans

Examples of recordings

Swedish Society SCD 1001, 1986
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Stig Westerberg

BIS CD 505, 1991.
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestrar, cond. Neeme Järvi.

Phono Suecia, PSCD 79, 1995
The Concert Society Orchestra, cond. Hugo Alfvén.

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

Literature

Hedwall, Lennart: Hugo Alfvén. Stockholm 1973, pp. 201−203
Bucht, Gunnar: En skärgårdssägen − hundra år senare, in Alfvéniana, 3-4/04, pp. 14−16.
Dicander, Jörgen: Alfvéns 'En skärgårdssägen' i myt och verklighet, in  Alfvéniana 2/99, p. 14.
Tillman, Joakim: 'Den strukna delen av genomföringen i Hugo Alfvéns En skärgårdssägen'. Alfvéniana 1−2/09, pp. 18−24.

Description of work

Andante G minor 4/4