JOHAN SVENDSEN (1840-1911): Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 4, Symphony No. 2 in B Flat, Op. 15, Norwegian Artists' Carneval, Op. 14, Romeo and Juliet, Op. 18, Carnival in Paris, Op. 9, Zorahayda, Op. 11, Festpolonaise, Op. 12, Andante funèbre, Prelude to Sigurd Slembe, Op. 8, Last Year I Was Tending the Goats, Op. 31, Norwegian Rhapsodies No. 1, Op. 17, No. 2, Op. 19, ,No. 3, Op. 21 and No. 4, Op. 22.
Catalogue Number: 06J050
Reference: 777 372
Description: The origin of these recordings is uncertain. Have they been issued before somewhere else? We don't know. But they were made rather long ago, 1997-8. Svendsen's symphonies are coming close to being standard repetoire now with six other versions of each available. But the Norwegian Rhapsodies are still rare, along with the Andante funèbre and prelude to Sigurd Slembe's stage music. At budget-price, collectors may want this all-in-one collection just to compare recordings! 3 CDs. Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; Terje Mikkelsen.