Swedish Overtures | Sterling CDS1009

Swedish Overtures

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Label: Sterling

Cat No: CDS1009

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

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The first overture is an addition to the original LP. But what a glorious piece Foroni wrote! Somehow the overture is reminiscent of the Swedish national anthem. Foroni came from Italy and spent most of his short life getting the Swedish opera house into gear. The Berwald piece is meant for an operetta but it is a full-blown orchestral piece in the best Berwald style. Even Norman (Schumannnesque in style) is a portentious piece with the Swedish anthem looming. Kraus ending the CD is not exactly a romantic at all but the CD ends less with flying colours but more on an idyllic and Mozart-like tone.

"Sterling CDs have done an excellent job in producing this recording of less than popular overtures by Swedish composers. I always hesitate to use the words less than popular because it can often have negative connotations. So let me state at the outset that these are all fine and well-crafted works that deserve to be better known."
- MusicWeb International

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