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Swedish composer, conductor, violinist, and painter (May 1, 1872 – May 8, 1960).
Alfvén was born in Stockholm and studied at the Music Conservatory there from 1887 to 1891 with the violin as his main instrument. He also took private composition lessons from Johan Lindegren, a leading counterpoint expert. He earned a living by playing the violin at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. He also played the violin in the Hovkapellet (the Swedish court orchestra).
Alfvén became known as one of Sweden's principal composers, together with Wilhelm Stenhammar. Alfvén's music is in a late-Romantic idiom. His orchestration is skillful and colorful, reminiscent of that of Richard Strauss. Like Strauss, Alfvén wrote considerable programmatic. Some of Alfvén's music evokes the landscape of Sweden.
The fourth symphony in C minor of 1918-9 - opus 39, From the Outermost Skerries (there is also a tone-poem, A Legend of the Skerries) — is a symphony in one forty-five minute movement using wordless voices, inspired by Carl Nielsen's Sinfonia Espansiva.Alfvén, Hugo - Symphony No. 4, "From the Outermost Skerries" in C-minor
"Hugo Alfven - The Symphonies & Rhapsodies" available here