Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

Symphony no. 5 in A minor

opus 54

I. Lento - Allegro non troppo
II. Andante
III. Lento - Allegro - Presto molto agitato
IV. Allegro con brio

  • Year of composition: Mov. I, Tibble January 1942, mov. II Tibble 6 December 1951, mov. III, mov. IV Tibble 23 April 1952, version 2 Tibble 6 October 1952
  • Work category: Symphony
  • First performed: Mov. I 1 May 1942 the Royal Opera, the Royal Court Orchestra, the entire work Stockholm 30 April 1952, cond. Carl Garaguly.
  • Duration: Approx. 50-60 min
  • Detailed duration: Mov. I separate 19-22 min

Instrumentation

3*.3*.3*.3* / 4331 / timp, 3 perc / str
(picc, cor angl, bass clar, dbn, gong, bass dr, xyl, trgl)

Location for score and part material

Svensk Musik

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: UUB VMhs 182:4. The composition period stretches over 10 years, 1942-1952.

Literature

Hedwall, Lennart, Hugo Alfvén, 1973, pp. 185-193

Hedwall, Lennart, Den svenska symfonin,1983, pp. 206-209.

Tillman, Joakim, Några aspekter på Hugo Alfvéns femte symfoni. Alfvéniana 1-2/12, pp. 7-8, 17-23.

Description of work

First movement
Lento A minor 4/4

Second movement
Andante D-flat major 3/4

Third movement [Scherzo]
Lento C minor 3/4

Fourth movement
[Allegro con brio] alla beve A major

Links

Andersson, Olof, En okänd version av Hugo Alfvéns femte symfoni Alfvéniana 3-4/07