Since its composition in 1940, Lars-Erik Larsson’s symphonic realisation of Hjalmar Gullberg’s emotionally charged poetry has become a beloved holiday favorite in Sweden.
Flowing melodies and open harmonies characterise his approach to the text, which is based on the ancient Greek myth of the god Apollo being submitted to working as a field hand for one year. The idea of a divine being undergoing normal human experience does have a certain resonance.
- Last Updated: 05/11/2016
- Source: Bergen Reiselivslag
Friday, December 2, 2016
Christmas concert with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
- December 1, 2016 - December 2, 2016