The Swedish composer Hugo Alfvén holds a posture in the annals of his country’s music somewhat analogous compared to that of Edvard Grieg in Norway or Jean Sibelius in Finland: Alfvén knowledgeable his essentially Passionate style having a regard for the annals and folk culture of his homeland. His five symphonies, three Swedish Rhapsodies, and several cantatas and patriotic functions evoke the property of Sweden and make considerable usage of Swedish folk tunes and dances; many of them come with an explicit extramusical system or theme. Furthermore to composing music, Alfvén was also a painter. After research in the Stockholm Conservatory, Alfvén performed violin within the Hovkapellet, the Swedish courtroom orchestra, from 1890 to 1897. His 1st compositions day from those years. The achievement of his Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 11 (premiered under Wilhelm Stenhammar’s path in 1899), resulted in Alfvén’s becoming awarded the Jenny Lind stipend, which allowed him to review in France and Germany for 3 years. Soon after his come back from that trip, he published maybe his best-known function, the Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 (1903-1904). Subtitled “Midsommarvaka” (Midsummer Vigil), this family portrait of the Swedish summer employs many Swedish folk tunes; it was one of the primary compositions by way of a Swedish composer to take action. Two additional Swedish Rhapsodies, similarly tuneful works, implemented in 1907 and 1937. In 1908, Alfvén was elected to Sweden’s Royal Academy of Music. 2 yrs afterwards he became the music movie director from the Royal College or university of Uppsala; among his responsibilities there is directing the pupil choir. Choral performing was always a big section of Alfvén’s lifestyle: he was also the conductor from the Siljan Choir, sort of mega-choir, for over 50 years, and aimed the Initiates of Orpheus, a choral group with which Alfvén toured European countries over 20 moments through the period 1910-1947. A substantial amount of Alfvén’s 225 compositions are actually for chorus, most of them designed for beginner groupings. The composer himself thought his five symphonies to become among his greatest works; the 4th contains two textless tone of voice parts. Among his various other well-known pieces will be the incidental music for Ludwig Nordstrom’s play Gustav II Adolf, Op. 121 (1932), the Elegy which is frequently utilized as funeral music; and something of his last functions, the 1957 ballet The Prodigal Boy, Op. 217. He was also known as on frequently to create cantatas as well as other functions for festive and patriotic events.
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|Ekumeeninen joulu: Turun tuomiokirkko||2013||TV Movie writer: "Elegia, Kustaa II Adolf" - as H. Alven|
|Jussi i våra hjärtan||2011||Documentary writer: "Elegi. Op 5", "Jag längtar efter dig"|
|Fringe||TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010|
|Matchstick Men||2003||writer: "Swedish Rhapsody"|
|Brusten himmel||1982||writer: "Glädjens blomster"|
|Livet är stenkul||1967||music: "Swedish Rhapsody" - uncredited|
|Mästarnas match - Ingo vs. Floyd||1959||Documentary music: "Roslagsvår" - uncredited|
|Johan på Snippen tar hem spelet||1957||music: "Roslagsvår" - uncredited|
|Sommarnöje sökes||1957||music: "ROSLAGSVAAR" - uncredited|
|The Stranger Left No Card||1952||Short writer: "A Suite" - as Hugo Alsven|
|Med folket för fosterlandet||1938||music: "Sveriges flagga" 1916 - uncredited|
|Sol över Sverige||1938||music: "Sveriges flagga" 1916 - uncredited|
|Svarta rosor||1932||writer: "Sju dikter, op. 26. Nr 6, Skogen sover "|
|Den förlorade sonen||1964||TV Movie|
|The Wind Is My Lover||1949|
|Jussi i våra hjärtan||2011||Documentary composer: additional music|
|Carolina Rediviva||1920||composer: additional music|
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