Knut Håkanson (1887−1929)

Variations and fugue over a Swedish folksong
[10 variations and fugue over a Swedish folksong]

opus 37

  • Year of composition: Varberg 20 July 1929
  • Work category: Piano
  • First performed: 15 November 1929, concert at Valand in Gothenburg, the pianist and composer Gustav Paulson was playing
  • Duration: 13 min

Examples of printed editions

Musikaliska Konstföreningen 1939

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

Examples of recordings

• ALTFIOL i VÄST, AIVCD 006 2011 'En gång i bredd med mig'
Solveig Wikman, piano
• Phono Suecia, PSCD 718 'Summer Sketches'
Niklas Sivelöv, piano

Description of work

'Variations and fugue over a Swedish folksong' is based on the folksong 'En gång i bredd med mig'.
Theme: Allegretto A minor 3/4
Variation II: Un poco mosso (Fugato) A minor 2/4
Variation III: Andante A minor
Variation IV: Moderato ma poco agitato e rubato A minor 3/4
Variation V: Allegro con brio A minor 3/4
Variation VI: Allegro cavalleresco A minor 3/4
Variation VII: Con fuoco A minor 9/8
Variation VIII: Tempo I A major 3/4
Variation IX: Andantino grazioso ed amabile A major 3/4
Variation X: Lento funebre A minor 4/4
Fugue: Vivace scherzando (á 3) A major 6/8