Elfrida Andree - Fritiof Suite, Symphony no.2 | Sterling CDS1016

Elfrida Andree - Fritiof Suite, Symphony no.2

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Label: Sterling

Cat No: CDS1016

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Contents

Artists

Stockholm Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Gustaf Sjokvist

Works

Andree, Elfrida

Fritiof Suite
Symphony no.2 in A minor

Artists

Stockholm Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Gustaf Sjokvist

About

The Fritiof Suite is a result of a concoction of an opera meant to inaugurate the new Stockholm opera house in the 1890s. But, alas, nothing came of the performance and the composer in order to make the music well known made an orchestral suite of the music. Indeed the composer had to struggle to make herself known during her life time. Not at all because she was a women, she did have to struggle to get recognition as a women playing the organ, but she had to struggle as a composer the same way as any other romantic composer shamelessly forgotten. And the Suite, and the Symphony bears witness that she was indeed a Reinecke pupil. Much Reinecke around, for example in the first movement of the Fritiof Suite and in the big long brass theme in the last movement of the Symphony. Much writing for solo violin and orchestra in the Fritiof.

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