Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

Swedish rhapsody no. 3 (Dala-rhapsodien)

opus 47

  • Year of composition: Åkerö autumn 1931
  • Work category: Orchestral works in one movement
  • First performed: 27 April 1932, Stockholm Concert Hall, the Stockholm Concert Society Orchestra, cond. by the composer
  • Duration: 18 min
  • Detailed duration: 18 min. according to score, but recordings are between 21 and 25 mins.

Instrumentation

3**.3*.3**.3* / 4.2.3.1 / timp, 2 perc, hp / str
(2 picc, cor angl, s-sax, bass clar, dbn)

Examples of printed editions

• Wilhelm Hansen, Copenhagen 1941
• Small score: Nordiska Musikförlaget, Stockholm

  • Location autograph: Stiftelsen Musikkulturens främjande

Examples of recordings

• Swedish Society, SCD 1008, 1987
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Nils Grevillius
• BIS, BIS CD 455, 1989 and BIS CD 725, 1996
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi
• Orfeus, SKCD 9401, 1994
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi
• Naxos, 8.553729S, 1998 and 8.555852, 2001
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, dir. Niklas Willén

Literature

Ternhag, Gunnar. 'Dalarapsodin'. Hugo Alfvén: en vägvisare. Hedemora 2003: Gidlunds, pp. 118−122.

Description of work

Andante G minor 3/4 with varying key and time signatures