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Gustav Allan Pettersson: Violin Concerto no. 1 for violin and string quartet

performed by Yamei Yu and the Leipziger Streichquartett, available here or in iTunes Gustav Allan Pettersson was born on 19 September 1911, “the youngest of four children of a violent, alcoholic blacksmith… at the manor of Granhammar in Västra Ryd parish in … Continue reading Gustav Allan Pettersson: Violin Concerto no. 1 for violin and string quartet

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Ture Rangström: Symphony no. 3, ‘Sång under stjärnorna’

performed by the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra under Janos Fürst, or below by the Nörrkoping Symphony Orchestra under Michail Jurowski Anders Johan Ture Rangström was born 30 November, 1884, to a leather merchant in Stockholm, and began writing songs in his … Continue reading Ture Rangström: Symphony no. 3, ‘Sång under stjärnorna’

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Wilhelm Peterson-Berger: Symphony no. 3 in Fm ‘Same-Ätnam’

performed by the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra under Michail Jurowski or below by the Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester under Stig Westerberg Olof Wilhelm Peterson-Berger was born 27 February, 1867 in Ullånger (or just not  Stockholm), the oldest child of a surveyor, Olof Peterson, and Sophia Wilhelmina, nee Berger. He, too, … Continue reading Wilhelm Peterson-Berger: Symphony no. 3 in Fm ‘Same-Ätnam’

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Ludvig Norman: Symphony no. 2 in E flat, op. 40

performed by the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra under Hans-Peter Frank Another symphony in E flat! Fredrik Vilhelm Ludvig Norman was born on 28 August 1831 in Stockholm, beginning his musical training with Lindblad, from last week. However, he also studied at the Leipzig Conservatory, where he … Continue reading Ludvig Norman: Symphony no. 2 in E flat, op. 40

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Franz Berwald: Symphony no. 4 in E flat, ‘Sinfonie naïve’

performed by the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra under Okko Kamu I’ve been very excited about this Swedish Symphony Series for some time, and I think we got off to a great start with the first symphony of Adolf Fredrick Lindblad last week, but today’s … Continue reading Franz Berwald: Symphony no. 4 in E flat, ‘Sinfonie naïve’