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Johan Svendsen remains pre-eminent among those 19th-century Norwegians who harnessed Romantic Nationalism to Classical musical forms.
Inspired by Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies (8554480 & 8554481) the four Norwegian Rhapsodies spin traditional melodies into expansive orchestral essays whose eloquence, ebullience and energy has ensured them wide appeal.
His Romeo and Juliet, completed prior to Tchaikovsky’s fantasy-overture, and Zorahayda, based on Washington Irving’s tale of a Moorish princess and a Christian knight, are dreamy musical evocations of two classic love stories.
Svendsen’s two symphonies are also available on 8553898.
Johan Svendsen: Romeo og Julie (Romeo and Juliet), Op. 18
Romeo og Julie (Romeo and Juliet), Op. 18
Johan Svendsen: Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 17
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 17
Johan Svendsen: Norwegian Rhapsody No. 2, Op. 19
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 2, Op. 19
Johan Svendsen: Norwegian Rhapsody No. 3, Op. 21
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 3, Op. 21
Johan Svendsen: Norwegian Rhapsody No. 4, Op. 22
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 4, Op. 22
Johan Svendsen: Zorahayda, Op. 11
Zorahayda, Op. 11
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