Kurt Atterberg, Symphony No. 3 (1914) “West Coast Pictures”

Another symphony from my favorite composer, Kurt Atterberg, has been shared on YouTube. If you are inclined to let the title guide you as the music evokes images in your mind, keep in mind that Atterberg was Swedish, and so the West Coast in the title is that of Sweden and not the United States. [Read More...]

Jānis Mediņš – Sonata No.2 for Violin and Piano

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Janis Kalniņš – Larghetto Serioso

A short piece for violin by another Latvian composer with the surname Kalniņš.   Posted with Blogsy [Read more...]

Johan Halvorsen – Symphony No. 2 in D Minor “Fate” (1924)

I love that the person who has made the YouTube channel with all this wonderful music has superimposed science fiction and other futuristic images on them. [Read more...]

Wilhelm Stenhammar Symphony No.2

I love music of the late Romantic era, and Swedish composers in particular. Here is Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Symphony No.2 in G minor op.34 from 1911. [Read more...]

Erno Dohnányi – Symphony No. 2 in E Major Op. 40 (1945)

If you like this piece by Hungarian composer Ernő Dohnányi, and were previously unfamiliar with his music, be sure to check out his “Variations on a Nursery Tune“!   [Read more...]

Natanael Berg – Symphony No. 1 “Everything New Must End” (1912)

Or, as the Oracle famously put it, “Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.” Here’s a Swedish composer from my favorite period in that nation’s musical output – Carl Natanael Rexroth-Berg being slightly older than Kurt Atterberg and slightly younger than Wilhelm Petersen-Berger, both of whom are composers that I highly recommend. [Read more...]

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger – Symphony No. 2 in E Flat Major “The Journey on Southerly Winds” (1910)

Another example of the hauntingly beautiful and melodic symphonic music produced in Sweden in the early 20th century. [Read more...]

Biblical Minimalism at its Finest

And if you are interested in a minimalist treatment of a wider range of religious texts, then this may be of interest… [Read more...]