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

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