Gösta Nystroem (1890-1966)

La Mer Arctique — Poème Symphonique

  • Year of composition: Paris and Särö 1924-25, finished on 24 October 1925
  • Work category: Orchestral works in one movement
  • Dedication: à Roald Amundsen
  • First performed: 2 November 1927, Stockholm Concert hall. The Concert Society Orchestra, cond. Vaclav Talich
  • Duration: 23 min


3*.3*.3*.3* / / timp, 6 perc, 2 hp, pno+cel / str
(picc, cor angl, bass clar, dbn)
NB: The two harts can be excluded, and if so the piano plays their parts. The piano and celesta part can be played by the same musician.

Examples of printed editions

Printed by Imp. Dolanchy, Paris 1929, on the composer's initiative

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek

Description of work

1. Adagio (no key signature, mixed time signatures: 3/4 and 4/4)
2. Agitato (no key signature) 4/4