CDS 1044-2 Josef Otto af Sillén (1859-1951): Violin Concerto in E minor; Symphony No. 3 in E minor. Christian Bergqvist, violin; Gävle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Göran W. Nilson.
A remarkable man who made his living in the insurance business, but always had a longing to become a full-time composer. His violin concerto has a very Mendelsohnian flaviour with a stunningly beautiful second movement. The symphony is less individual but well crafted..
Josef Otto af Sillén (1859-1951)
Violin concerto in e minor - Andante - Allegro
Symphony No.3 in E minor - Andalte - Allegro moderato
- Andante - Allegretto
- Moderato - Allegro vivace - Finale