WILHELM STENHAMMAR (1871-1927): Serenade in F, Op. 31 (revised version), Florez och Blanzeflor, Op. 3 and Ithaka, Op. 21 for Baritone and Orchestra, Interlude from The Song, Prélude and Bourrée.
Catalogue Number: 10M006
Description: World Premiere Recording of the 1891 Prélude and Bourée, a delightfully bright, restful and then cheerful diptych of 15 minutes which was only recently discovered in the Swedish Music Library in Stockholm. Although a youthful work without Stenhammar's mature character, it inhabits the same feel-good region as the glorious Serenade of 1920. Swedish-English texts. Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (baritone), Gävle Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Koivula.