Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

En bygdesaga, suite for orchestra

opus 53

1. Introduction
2. Drömmar
3. Brottslig kärlek — Ångest
4. Svartsjuka — Pastoral
[5. ?]
6. Sorgetåget
7. Vargaskall

  • Year of composition: 1944
  • Work category: Orchestral works in several movements
  • First performed: 31 January 1946, Gothenburg Concert Hall, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer
  • Duration: 33 min

Instrumentation

3*.2*.2.2 / 2.2.1.1 / timp, 1 perc / str
(picc, cor angl)

Examples of printed editions

Gehrmans, Stockholm 1945

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek

Examples of recordings

Sterling, CDS 1012-2, 1996
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Hans-Peter Frank

Literature

Åhlén, Carl-Gunnar: Musiken till 'Mans kvinna/En bygdesaga', in Alfvéniana, 3/98, p. 17.

Description of work

1. Introduction: Allegro agitato E minor 4/4
2. Drömmar: Andante sostenuto D minor 3/4
3. Brottslig kärlek - Ångest: Moderato E minor 4/4
4. Svartsjuka - Pastoral: Allegro agitato C-sharp minor 4/4
[5. ?]
6. Sorgetåget: Andante con moto D minor 4/4
7. Vargaskall: Allegro agitato E minor 4/4

Links

The movie Mans kvinna (1945) in the Swedish movie database


Work comment

The suite is compiled of the music from the movie Mans kvinna (after Vilhelm Moberg).