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This week, we turn our attention to the idyllic beauty of Scandinavia, with compositions from Sweden, Denmark, and everywhere in between.  Featuring selections from Grieg, Langgard and more.

 
Program 1

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger: “Fridolins Lustgård” V. Aspåkers-Polska   
Anne Sofie Von Otter,s. Bengt Forsberg. p.
DG 449189-2
1:26
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Johan Helmich Roman: Drottningholmsmusiken
1 Presto - Lento - Viviace
Drottningholm Festival Orchestra/Seg Westerberg                
Discofil 1019
7:34
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Franz Berwald: “Estrella De Soria” Tragic Overture
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Ulf Björlin                 
EMI 65866
7:45
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Franz Berwald: Symphony No. 4 In E Flat, "Sinfonie Naïve" -
I. Allegro Risoluto; II. Adagio

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Ulf Björlin
EMI 65866
16:27
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Wilhelm Stenhammar: Serenade In F Major, Op. 31
I. Overtura, Allegrissimo; II. Reverenza          

Neeme Järvi & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Bis 310
13:57
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Stenhammar: Visor Och Stämningar, Op. 26
5. Det Far Ett Skepp (A Ship is Sailing)       

Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg
DG 449189
1:31
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Program 2

Ture Rangström: Melodi        
Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg
DG 449189
1:29
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Wilhelm Petersen-Berger: Jungfrun under Lind
Jussi Björling, t.
RCA 60520 
2:45
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Wilhelm Stenhammar - Stjarnoga, Op. 20, No. 1     
Haken Hagegard, Warren Jones
RCA 68097
2:11
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Johan Helmich Roman: Sinfonia No. 16 D-major    
Drottningholm Festival Orchestra/ Seg Westerberg
Discofil 1019
7:32
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Hugo Alfven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 11
III: Allegro       

Ireland National Symphony Orchestra/ Niklas Willen
Naxos: 8.555072
5:51
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Kurt Atterberg: Earth  
Lars-Erik Larson: Earth's Moon - Jealous onlooker -
Kurt Atterberg: Titan - Giant moon of Saturn
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Ulf Björlin
EMI 56151
13:08
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Hugo Alfven Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 for Orchestra, Op. 19 "Midsommarvaka" (1903)
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sony 46668
13:14
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Ragnar Althen: Land, du vâlsignade, Thou Blessed Land
Jussi Björling  
Nimbus 7879
2:32 
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Program 3

Ole Bull: I Ensomme Stunde 
Arve Tellefsen, v. Havard Gimse, p.
Simax 1312    
1:23
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Ole Bull: Sæterjentens Søndag, The Herdgirl's Sunday       
Arve Tellefsen, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra/ Evind Aadland
Simax 1312
2:5e
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Ole Bull: Et Sæterbesøg, A Mountain Vision
Arve Tellefsen
Simax 1312
7:10
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Ole Bull: Andante Maestoso, from Agiaco Cubano  
Arve Tellefsen, vln.
Simax 1312
3:18
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Ole Bull: Cantabile Doloroso E Rondo Giocoso        
Arve Tellefsen
Simax 1312
8:32
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Ole Bull From Polacca Guerriera      
Arve Tellefsen, vln.
Simax 1312
10:22
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Edvard Grieg: Cello Sonata In A Minor, Op. 36 -
1. Allegro Agitato

Truls Mørk, Cl. Havard Gimse, Pn.
Virgin Classics 5450342
9:44
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Edvard Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 No.2 and No. 1
Michala Petri, Recorder
RCA 68769
6:45
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Program 4

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite #1, Op. 46 - Morning Mood 
Herbert Von Karajan: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
DG 000035202
4:06
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Grieg: Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16, 1. Allegro Moderato               
Leif Ove Andsnes, p. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Dmitri Kitajenko, c.
Virgin 91198
13:34
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Grieg: String Quartet In G Minor, Op. 27 -
1. Un Poco Andante, Allegro Molto Ed Agitato 2. Romanze: Andantino
4. Finale: Lento, Presto Al Saltarello
   9:04                
Truls Mørk, Solve Sigerland, Lars Anders Tomter, Atle Sponberg
Virgin 45505
11:59
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Grieg: Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 72 
 Summer Evening; Remembrances

Leif Ove Andsnes
EMI 57296
2:25
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Program 5

Friedrich Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen: The Hallelujah Of Creation
I. O Gott!: Und Leben, II. Licht Und Freud' Ist Ewig
III. Heilig! Heilig! Heilig! IV. Lob Und Ehre Dem Ewigen!

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Peter Marschik
Susanne Elmark,s.
DaCapo/ Marco Polo 8.224070
6:41
 
Carl Nielsen: Symphony #4, Op. 29, "The Inextinguishable" IV. Allegro      
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/ Alan Gilbert, c. 
DaCapo 6.220624
9:02
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Nielsen: Symphony #5, Op. 50
I. Tempo Giusto  II. Adagio Non Troppo (beginning)
III. Allegro    
 
Herbert Blomstedt: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Dacapo 8.206002
11:51, 2:39
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Rued Langgaard: String Quartet #1, BVN 68
1. Andante Ma Non Troppo, Piu Tranquillo   

Nightingale Quartet
Dacapo 6.220577
8:45
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Rued Langgaard: Symphony No. 4
I. Skovbrus (Rustle in the Forest) II. Solstrejf (Glimpse of the Sun)
III. Allargando

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi, c.  
Chandos 9064
7:15
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Carl Nielsen: Strofiske Sange, Op. 21, FS 42, Book 1: No. 2.
Saenk Kun Dit Hoved, Du Blomst (Just Lower Thy Head, O Flower)      
    
Bo Skovhus, Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Michael Schonwandt
Itunes
2:06
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