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Hugo Alfvén: Swedish Rhapsody For Piano: Piano or Keyboard

Book Only | Piano or Keyboard
Composer Hugo Alfvén
Publisher Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Instrumentation Piano

The Swedish Rhapsody, also known as ‘Midsommarvaka’ (Midsummer Vigil), is a symphonic rhapsody written in 1903 and is the best-known piece composed by Hugo Alfvén, and also one of the best-known pieces of music in Sweden. It can be described as a fantasy on popular Swedish folk melodies depicting the moods evoked by an old-time Swedish Midsummer-wake. This edition presents the rhapsody in a Piano transcription, as arranged and popularised by Canadian composer and conductor Percy Faith.

Hugo Alfvén was a Swedish composer, conductor, violinist, and painter. Alfvén became known as one of Sweden's principal composers with the late-Romantic idiom of his music which revokes pictures of the Swedish landscape. His orchestration is skilful and colourful, reminiscent of that of Richard Strauss.

Product Type Book Only
Release Date 2002
Pages 4
ISBN 9788759855263
Edition Number WH27178
Catalog No. WH27178
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