Stefan Lindgren is one of Sweden's leading pianists. He began his studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as a sixteen-year-old, and at the age of eighteen he appeared as soloist in his own piano concerto with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2007 Lindgren is the orchestral pianist of Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960) was born in Stockholm, but his music is often influenced by the experiences he had in the Swedish archipelago and later by impressions of folk music from the province of Dalecarlia, where he lived in his later years. His musical legacy comprises five symphonies and one ballet, Bergakungen (The Mountain King) as well as the symphonic poem En skärgårdssägen (A Tale of the Archipelago) and - last but not least - the Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, a work that has made his name known all over the world. This Release from Stefan features 24 of Hugo's best known works. This Stereo/Hybrid SACD can be played on any standard compact disc player.