Stenhammar: Serenade in F Major

Naxos: 8572186

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Stenhammar: Serenade in F Major

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572186
(8.572186)

Discs:

1

Release date:

31st Aug 2010

Barcode:

0747313218677

Length:

79 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Stenhammar: Serenade in F Major


Stenhammar:

Serenade for Orchestra, Op. 31

Revised Version

Florez and Blanzeflor, ballad for baritone & orchestra, Op. 3 (text: Oscar Levertin)

Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (baritone)

Ithaka, Op. 21

Mellanspel ur kantaten Sången (Interlude from the cantata The Song), Op. 44

Prélude and Bourrée

World Premiere Recording


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This disc offers a fascinating selection of both famous and little-known works by Wilhelm Stenhammar.

The Serenade ranks among his finest works, and is considered a classic instance of the ‘white nights’ that characterize summer in Northern Europe.

Of the remaining works, the ballads Florez and Blanzeflor and Ithaca are notable examples of his vocal writing, while the Interlude derives from his cantata The Song.

Prélude and Bourrée is a hitherto unknown work here receiving its first recording.

Stenhammar’s Second Symphony is available on 8553888 and piano works on 8553730.

Wilhelm Stenhammar: Serenade in F major, Op. 31

I. Overtura

II. Canzonetta

III. Scherzo

IV. Notturno

V. Finale

Wilhelm Stenhammar: Florez och Blanzeflor, Op. 3

Florez och Blanzeflor, Op. 3

Wilhelm Stenhammar: Ithaka (Ithaca), Op. 21

Ithaka (Ithaca), Op. 21

Wilhelm Stenhammar: Sangen, Op. 44

Sangen, Op. 44: Mellanspel (Interlude)

Wilhelm Stenhammar: Prelude and Bouree

Prelude and Bourree

The Guardian

7th October 2010

****

“The performances, with Hannu Koivula conducting the Gävle Symphony, make up in atmosphere for what they occasionally lack in refinement, and the ballads are sensationally sung by Karl-Magnus Frederiksson.”

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