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  Classical Editor: Rob Barnett  
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b Stockholm, 1 May 1872
d Falun, Sweden, 8 May 1960, aged eighty-eight

A violinist, he went to Stockholm Conservatory from 1887 to 1891, and played in an opera orchestra from 1890 to 1892. He then toured Europe as a conductor, specialising in choral works. From 1910 to 1939 he was musical director at Uppsala University.

1896 (24)

Sonata and Romance for violin and piano

1897 (25)

Symphony No 1 in F minor

1898-9 (26)

Symphony No 2 in D major

Elegy, for horn and organ

1904 (32)

Swedish Rhapsody No 1, Midsommarvarka

1905 (33)

Symphony No 3 in E major

En Skargardssagen, symphonic poem

1907 (35)

Swedish Rhapsody No 2, Uppsalarapsodi

1912 (40)

Sten Sture, cantata for male voices

1918-19 (46)

Symphony No 4 in C minor

1923 (51)

Bergakungen, pantomime drama

1928 (56)

Manheim cantata for male voices

1932 (60)

Spamannen, incidental music

Vi, incidental music

1937 (65)

Swedish Rhapsody No 3, Dalarapsodi

1942 (70)

Symphony No 5 in A minor

Between 1898 and 1937 Alfven wrote a number of piano pieces, and between 1900 and 1928 he wrote ten cantatas, for solo voices, chorus and orchestra.

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