In part two Peter Taylor played a selection by the Swedish Romantic composer Franz Berwald
, (1796-1868 ).
Our wide-ranging conversation continues, covering neglected Scandinavian composers, my beloved Franz Berwald
among them, and Jarvi's enthusiasm for the music of Joachim Raff, disciple of Liszt, and born in Switzerland, and the subject of ongoing annual recordings with Neeme Jarvi's "new" orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, based here in Geneva.
Tzigane also studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm under the renowned Jorma Panula, where he was awarded the Franz Berwald
Sweden is represented by the third symphony of Franz Berwald
, a contemporary of Mendelssohn whose music reflects the pastoral beauty and light of his native country.
There is also his inclination to surprise us with unexpected melodic turns or offbeat harmonic progressions, somewhat reminiscent of the talented and imaginative Swedish composer Franz Berwald
. His delightful Brautlieder is his best known work, save for his opera, The Barber of Baghdad.
Gade (1817-1890) and the Swedish composer Franz Berwald (1796-1868), providing a brief biography of each composer and a summary of how, through somewhat complicated, politically-motivated reception histories, both men came to be regarded by modern audiences as nationalist composers.
(my trans.; original Swedish in Franz Berwald: Die Dokumente seines Lebens, ed.
The music of the Swedish composer, Franz Berwald
, written only decades from the years in which Mozart was composing his symphonies, is light years away in its romantic exuberance.
From Naxos at budget price we have a fine collection of piano music by the Spanish Jesus Guridi played by Victoria Aja and a collection of Tone Poems by that19th century Swedish dark horse, Franz Berwald
, which will be enjoyed by lovers of Schumann.
. Choralbuch (unvollendet): Vorschlag zur Revision von J.
Hungarian pianist Jeno Jando has embarked on the complete piano music of his compatriot Bela Bartok, and Swedish music is represented by the second volume of piano trios by Franz Berwald
Other readers will search in vain for their own favorites, from Franz Berwald
to Carl Nielsen, but no one who really matters has been omitted.