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Here are three sweeping, Romantic works by another of that remarkable group of Scandinavian symphonists who have kept the Romantic spirit in music alive and growing into the present day. Vettern is a tone-painting of the lake near which Bengtssohn lived most of his life, its surging flow depicting the movement of great waters, vivid and extrovert, like the Sibelius of the First Symphony. Bengtsson's own first symphony, here receiving its world première recording, is very much the work of an enthusiastic young man, albeit one with a precociously developed sense of orchestration and structure.
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Vettern - Symphonic Poem for orkestra


I Vadstena Kloster - I klisterkyrkan

Disc No: CDS-1008-2
Price: Sek. 159
Name: Gustaf Bengtsson
 

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ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
Gustaf Bengtsson   Vettern, symphonic poem   Gävle Symphony Orchestra - Mats Liljefors
Gustaf Bengtsson   Symphony No. 1 C minor
Gustaf Bengtsson   I Vadstena kloster, suite  

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