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The Swedish Smorgasbord

In Orchestral Music

2 CD Set


This is a collection of Swedish orchestral recordings, originally released on LP and now transferred to CD. The music spans the Baroque era of Johan Agrell through to the mid-20th century of Bo Linde. There are many premiere recordings here, including Peterson-Berger’s May Carnival in Stockholm, an exciting work celebrating the end of winter and the Stockholm Spring. Other highlights are Erik Saedéns wonderful singing of the Peterson-Berger ballads, the brooding Romanticism of Adolf Wiklund’s Symphonic Prologue, and the timeless melodies of Lars-Erik Larsson long appreciated by Swedish audiences. Hugo Alfvén’s short piece, part of a cantata, was said to be the composer’s own favourite composition. Varied and rich, as it should be - a Smörgåsbord of Swedish orchestral music.

 

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For more information contact:
Nimbus Records
Wyastone Estate Limited,Wyastone Leys,Monmouth,NP25 3SR
Tel: 01600 890007   Email: sales@wyastone.co.uk

 

 

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MSESET4 Matchbox Bluesmaster Series Set 4

6 CD Set

Without doubt, the birth of blues music started with tracks like this. Utterly fascinating” So concluded Andy Hughes in his review of Set 2 in the prestigious Blues Matters magazine for April / May 2021

We are now releasing set 4 of the pivotal Matchbox Bluesmaster Series. This 6CD set includes final volumes of the archetypal and powerful singer, Texas Alexander accompanied by some outstanding musicians; Female blues is represented by the amazing St Louis Bessie and her outlandish lyrics accompanied by the equally amazing guitar playing of Lonnie Johnson. Blues from Atlanta comes from Julius Daniels and there is a wealth of early Gospel music from four Sanctified Singer groups. We bring you 5 hours of early blues and gospel music from the 6 CD set MSESET4.This unique series documents the very early days of blues, ragtime, hokum and gospel music from 1926 to 1934 and gives an insight into the way that black music was first released on record. From a commercial standpoint, records companies such as OKEH sent out talent scouts to find black singers, many of them “singing for nickels” on street corners. These early blues performances feature some outstanding playing and singing and a new generation is now discovering the musical wealth to be found in these early recordings. Putting this music into perspective are the very valuable notes by broadcaster, researcher and writer, Paul Oliver who was a world authority on early blues and travelled in the US extensively to try and trace any remaining details of these sometimes-obscure people. 

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