Four Lyrical Poems for Violin & Piano, Op.3
The Four Lyrical Poems were completed in 1880 and are among Sjögren's earliest compositions. Sjögren, whom many considered the equal of Hugo Wolf when it came to art songs--lieder--shows why this was in these extraordinarily lovely and highly romantic works which might just as easily have been sung as played on the violin. Any of the poems could be played as a short recital piece or all four in the place of a sonata.
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.
Unavailable for many years, we are pleased to make it available once again.