Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
Symphony #1 in C, Op. 19 (1831)
Symphony #2 in D (1855)
Uppsala Chamber Orchestra/Gérard Korsten
Marco Polo 8.225105 70:29
Like a number of Scandinavian composers of the nineteenth century, Lindblad studied in Germany where he became friendly with Mendelssohn. Lindblad's later work is mainly chamber music, partly as a result of his change of direction following what he saw as unwarranted criticism. These two symphonies have traces of Berwald and although less adventurous than that composer's work, they are highly attractive works full of good tunes, fine orchestration and general good humor: a pity they are the only symphonies he left us.