Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

Symphony no. 3 in E major

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1. Allegro con brio
2. Andante
3. Presto
4. Allegro con brio

  • Year of composition: Sori Ligure, Italy, July - September 1905
  • Work category: Symphony
  • Dedication: To my wife
  • First performed: 3 December 1906, Gothenburg, Gothenburg Orchestral Society, cond. by the composer
  • Duration: 34 min

Instrumentation

3*.3*.4*.3 / 6.3.3.1 / timp / str
(picc, cor angl, bass clar)

Examples of printed editions

• Score and parts Hirsch, Stockholm 1913, available as material for rent from Gehrmans
• Small score: Gehrmans, Stockholm 1952

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek

Examples of recordings

• Swedish Society Discofil, [1964]
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Nils Grevillius
• Swedish Society, SCD 1008, 1987
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Stig Westerberg
• BIS-CD-455, 1989
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi
• Naxos, 8.553729S, 1998
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, cond. Niklas Willén

Description of work

1. Allegro con brio E major 3/4
2. Andante D-flat major 4/4
3. Presto A major 3/4
4. Allegro con brio E major alla breve