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Alfvén: Symphony No. 4 "From the Outermost Skerries" - Arndis Halla (soprano); Johann Valdimarsson (tenor); Kristján Th. Stephensen (cor anglais); Richard Talkowsky (cello);...
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  1. Symphony No. 4 in C minor ("Fran Havsbandet"), Op. 39, R93
  2. Festival Overture, Op. 52
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Outside of Sweden, Hugo Alfvén's most popular works are his colorful Swedish Rhapsodies and a few other pieces of light music. His symphonies, however, have lagged behind, presumably because they are much more serious in tone, old-fashioned, and less outwardly appealing. More likely, as anyone who has heard them knows, they have not achieved wide popularity because of too few performances and only a smattering of good recordings. To remedy this, Naxos has launched a project with Niklas Willén and the Iceland Symphony ...