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Stenhammar - Sången, symphonic cantata

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2359 SACD
Release date2018-08-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time67:08

The collaboration between Gothenburg Symphony, Neeme Järvi and BIS began in 1982 with the recording of Wilhelm Stenhammar’s First Symphony, originally released on vinyl and then re-released on CD in 1986. By that time, Neeme Järvi and the orchestra had already started on the many Sibelius recordings that would contribute to the team’s rise to fame. In total, the orchestra and Järvi would go on to record some 45 discs for BIS, including several with music by Stenhammar. It would however take until 2018 – 36 years after that first disc – before the opportunity arose to record that late, great work of his – the symphonic cantata Sången (The Song) for four vocal soloists, mixed choir, children’s choir and large orchestra.

Because of the large forces involved, Sången is a rarity in the concert hall as well as on disc – there has only been one previous commercial recording, made in 1988. As might be expected there was a sense of occasion in the Gothenburg Concert Hall during the concert and recording of this all-Stenhammar programme – a sense of occasion that audibly comes across in this present disc. Also included are the well-loved Two Sentimental Romances for violin and orchestra with the orchestra’s eminent leader Sara Trobäck as soloist and the rarely heard suite from the music to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
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$ 16.10
Extra material for download
  Composer: Stenhammar, Wilhelm
  Suite from Romeo och Julia, Op. 45 (1922) 17:19
01 I. Pastorale. Andante sostenuto 05:47 $ 1.39 USD
02 II. Corrente. Allegretto grazioso 01:35 $ 0.38 USD
03 III. Gavotte 03:50 $ 0.92 USD
04 IV. Petters pipa. Tempo rubato 03:33 $ 0.85 USD
05 V. Sarabanda. Andante tranquillo 02:34 $ 0.66 USD
06 Reverenza (1911–13) Tempo di menuetto. Tranquillo e
05:58 $ 1.48 USD
  Two Sentimental Romances, Op. 28 (1910) for violin and orchestra 13:24
07 I. Andantino 06:38 $ 1.60 USD
08 II. Allegro patetico 06:46 $ 1.68 USD
  Sången (The Song), symphonic cantata, Op. 44 (1921) 29:11
09 I. Tempo andante, poco rubato. Passionato, patetico (Min
sång, mitt land...)
14:08 $ 3.41 USD
10 II. Molto adagio, solenne – Allegro ma non tanto (Templet
strålar. Rymder ljuda.)
15:03 $ 3.73 USD
  Album total 67:08
ComposerStenhammar, Wilhelm
ConductorJärvi, Neeme
OrchestraGothenburg Symphony
ArrangerRosenberg, Hilding
ViolinTroback, Sara
SopranoLarsson, Charlotta
AltoDike, Martina
TenorCleveman, Lars
BaritoneZetterstrom, Fredrik
ChoirChildren’s Choir of Norrköpings musikklasser
Gothenburg Symphony Chorus

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