Hamerik, A.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4

Performing with: Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra


During his lifetime Asger Hamerik was the best known Danish composer after Niels W. Gade outside Denmark. He studied in Copenhagen with Gade and J.P.E. Hartmann, in Berling with Hans von Bülow and finally in 1864-69 in Paris with Hector Berlioz. In the years 1871-98 he worked in the USA as director of the consercatory of the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. His oeuvre includes four operas, seven symphonies and a series of Nordic Suites.


Asger Hamerik

Symphony no. 3 in E major op. 33 “Symphonie lyrique” (1883-84)
1. I. Largo-Allegro molto vivace 11:02
2. II. Allegro grazioso 3:48
3. III. Andante sostenuto 9:51
4. IV. Allegro con spirito 9:56

Symphony no. 4 in C major op. 35 “Symphonie majestueuse” (1888-89)
5. I. Largo-Allegro impetuoso 13:27
6. II. Adagio espressivo 10:01
7. III. Allegro moderato 5:04
8. IV. Maestoso e solenne 9:44