Poème for Violin & Piano, Op.40
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 Poème dates from 1903. In the tradition of such works, it exhibits many moods. At times it is highly romantic and idealized, then playful and light-hearted. The writing for the two instruments is seamless and handled superbly. It is of medium length, about a third the size of a sonata and makes a fine recital work.
Unavailable for many years, we are pleased to make it available once again.