Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

Symphony no. 2 in D major
Zweite Symphonie (in D major)

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1. Moderato
2. Andante
3. Allegro
4. Preludio: Adagio — Fuga: Allegro energico

  • Year of composition: 1897-1898
  • Work category: Symphony
  • First performed: 2 May 1899, the Royal Opera, Stockholm, the Royal Court Orchestra cond. Wilhelm Stenhammar
  • Duration: 53 min

Instrumentation

3*.2*.3*.3* / 4.2.3.1 / timp, 2 perc / str
(piccolo, cor angl, bass clar, dbn)

Examples of printed editions

Score and orchestral parts as well as arrangement for piano four hands: Det Nordiske Forlag, Copenhagen / Schott, Mainz [1900]

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek

Examples of recordings

• Swedish Society, SCD 1005, 1986
Stockholms Filharmoniska Orkester, cond. Leif Segerstam
• BIS-CD-385, 1988
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi
• Musica Sveciae, MSCD 627, 1989
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Jevgenij Svjetlanov
• Swedish Society, SCD 1102, 2001
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Leif Segerstam
• Naxos, 8.555072S, 2001
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, cond. Niklas Willén

Description of work

1. Moderato D major alla breve
2. Andante G minor 2/4
3. Allegro C minor 6/8
4. Preludio: Adagio D minor 4/4, Fuga: Allegro energico D minor alla breve