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Stenhammar – Symphony No.2

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Catalogue numberBIS-2424 SACD
Release date2018-11-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time83:31

It was in 1953, 65 years ago, that Herbert Blomstedt conducted the Gothenburg Symphony for the first time. Since then he has been back on numerous occasions, performing a wide range of works – only not those by Wilhelm Stenhammar. Blomstedt has told of how an international career gave him little opportunity to study and conduct Stenhammar’s music. At the age of 85, however, when he no longer had any obligations as a chief conductor, he thought ‘now or never’ and began to study the composer’s major scores in earnest. And when the time came to perform and record them, what other orchestra could he choose but the Gothenburg Symphony – Stenhammar’s ‘own’ orchestra which he conducted between 1907 and 1922. The works on this disc are possibly the finest orchestral music that Stenhammar composed and he gave the premières of both with the orchestra, Symphony No. 2 in 1915 and the revised version of the Serenade in 1920. In fact, he even dedicated the symphony to the members of the orchestra, his ‘dear friends’.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Stenhammar, Wilhelm
  Symphony No. 2 in G minor, Op. 34 45:02
01 I. Allegro energico 13:19 $ 3.21 USD
02 II. Andante 09:29 $ 2.30 USD
03 III. Scherzo. Allegro, ma non troppo presto 07:16 $ 1.77 USD
04 IV. Finale. Sostenuto - Allegro vivace alla breve 14:58 $ 3.67 USD
  Composer: Stenhammar, Wilhelm
  Serenade in F major, Op. 31 37:09
05 I. Overtura. Allegrissimo 07:02 $ 1.71 USD
06 II. Canzonetta. Tempo di valse, un poco tranquillo 04:59 $ 1.20 USD
07 III. Scherzo. Presto 07:33 $ 1.82 USD
08 IV. Notturno. Andante sostenuto 07:51 $ 1.89 USD
09 V. Finale. Tempo moderato 09:44 $ 2.46 USD
  Album total 83:31
ComposerStenhammar, Wilhelm
OrchestraGothenburg Symphony
ConductorBlomstedt, Herbert

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