Two Fantasy Pieces for Violin & Piano, Op.27
Emil Sjögren (1853-1918) was trained as an organist and studied composition in Stockholm and Berlin. He made his career as an organist and many of his compositions are for that instrument. Today he is primarily remembered as a composer of songs, however, his works for solo piano as well as for violin and piano are very well thought of.
The Two Fantasy Pieces were composed in 1885 and were intended as short recital pieces. Sjögren's ability to write fine vocal music is on display here in the way he treats the violin and the piano. The themes are based on Swedish folk melody.
Unavailable for many years, we are pleased to make it available once again. They were sold separately, no doubt, to generate a better return, however, we have combined them and offer them together. Either one would make an excellent encore and together a worthy recital piece.