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Released to mark the anniversary of the 1897 Stockholm Exhibition, these works are truly monumental in scale, written by a composer whose severe self-criticism resulted in him writing very little. There are some stunningly written choral sections with a near Shostakovichian sense of drama in the Exhibition Cantata - which is seldom heard and played. This is supposedly one of the biggest recordings ever made in Sweden

Soundbite:
Kantat till Allmänna Konst- och Industriutsällningen - L'istesso tempo

Disc No: CDS-1023-2
Price: Sek. 159
Name: Wilhelm Stenhammar
 

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ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
Wilhelm Stenhammar   Ett folk (One People)   Storkyrkan Choir
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir – Gustaf Sjökvist
Karl-Magnus Fredriksson, baritone
Wilhelm Stenhammar   Kantat till Allmänna Konst- och Industriutsällningen (Stockholm Exhibition Cantata)   Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir – Thomas Dausgaard
Birgitta Rydholm, soprano
Annika Hudak, Alto
Johan Christensson, Tenor
Mats Persson, baritone

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