Greta Dahström: Folkvisa från Houtskär for string orchestra


Greta Dahlström (1887-1978) was a Finnish composer, choir conductor and music teacher. She extensively worked on composing Finnish folk music and collected folk songs for the Swedish Literature Society. Folkvisa från Houtskär (Swedish for Folksong from Houtskari, an island in the southwest coast of Finland) is beautifully arranged for string orchestra and evokes fateful athmosphere with the dorian mode. Dahlström won a competition contest organized by Finnish-Swedish cultural society Brage in 1936. The Turku Philharmonic Orchestra performed Folkvisa many times in the 1930-1950’s.

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