Dag Wirén – The Interpreter

by Carl-Gunnar Åhlén

The Organist

Conservatory, Organ Room, February 19, 1927
      J S Bach: Preludium & fuga (Ed Peters II)

Conservatory, Organ Room, October 22, 1927
      C Franck: Finale B-flat Mayor op 21

Conservatory, Organ Room, March 10, 1928
      C Franck: Prière c-sharp minor op 20

The Pianist

Brage Society, Karolinska school in Örebro, September den 9 (?) 1922. Alexander Andersson, voice
      F Liszt: Liebestraum no. 3
      E Neupert: Etude
      C Scott: Dans Nigger

Brage Society, Karolinska school in Örebro, March 10, 1923. 
      Piano four hands with Harriet Danielsson/Hallgren, piano

Brage Society, Karolinska school in Örebro, March 15 (?) 1924
      D Wirén: Valse fantastique
      F Schubert: Military March

Hålahults sanatorium May 14 (?) 1924
      F Chopin: Polonaise A-major op 40:1
      J Brahms: Intermezzo
      D Wirén: Humoresque, Valse caprice (F-major & G-major)
      E Grieg: Troll March & Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Brage Society, Karolinska school in Örebro, June 4 1924
      D Wirén: Vårsång (Spring Song)

Conservatory, Great Hall of the Royal Academy of Music, May 5 1928. Gustav Petersson, clarinet
      C Debussy: Rhapsody no. 1

Conservatory, Great Hall of the Royal Academy of Music October 6 1928. Lince Berglund, violin
      D Wirén: Sonata c-minor (mvmnts 1–3)

Radio broadcast, June 21 1928. Joel Berglund, bass baritone
      D Wirén: En vintervisa, Floderna, Ormvisa (A Winter Song, The Rivers, Snake Song)

Radio broadcast September 30 1928. 
      Music to the play “Calcutta on May 4” by Lion Feuchtwanger & Bertolt Brecht. Direction: Olof Molander

Conservatory, Great Hall of the Royal Academy of Music, February 23 1929. Tore Wellström, violin
      W A Mozart: Violin concerto no. 5 A-major mvmts 2–3

Radio broadcast, October 19 1929. 
      Children’s program “Syltresan” (Jam Journey) by Anders Lundebeck and Sven Olof Flodman

Radio broadcast, December 12 1929 
      Lucia program for children

Romance concert in Örebro 1929? Karin Gustafsson, voice
      D Wirén: Virgin Mary

Radio broadcast, January 21 1930. Songs with Nea Hedberg (a-d) and Olle Nygren (e-h)
      a) R Althén: Det var en dröm (It was a dream)
      b) G Bengtsson: En vit viol (A White violet)
      c) H Lundvik: Sov i sommars ro (Sleep in the calm of summer)
      d) J Eriksson: Jungfru Marias vårvisa (Virgin Mary’s Spring Song)
      e) V Jonsson: Bröllopsfärden (Wedding Trip)
      f) D Wirén: När jag spelar på felan i Doney (When I Play my Fiddle in Doney)
      g) G Olsson: När jag uti skogen vandrar (When I wander in the forest)
      h) D Wirén: När jag uti marken vandrar (When I wander in the fields)

Radio broadcast, March 17 1931. 
      Åke Nygren sings and speaks. The children’s program “Trollen i Trollmosseberget” (The Troll at Troll Moss Mountain). Stories and songs about trolls by Greta Nygren.

Radio broadcast, April 18 1931. Benna Lemon sings and speaks. Story for children by Birger Fondén  
      T Torlind: Children’s Songs

Borlänge April 19 (?) 1931. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      D Wirén: Sonatin no 2
      L v Beethoven: Violoncello Sonata no 3 A-major
      C Debussy: ?
      N Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee
      C Cassadò: Serenade
      D Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody
      ? Lagergren: Preludes

Radio broadcast, May 31 1931. Åke Nygren sings and speaks.  
      “Sagan om trollkaveln” (The Story of the Troll’s Rolling Pin)

Radio broadcast, October 4 1931. Åke Nygren sings and speaks. 
      “Lovalillas halsduk” (Lovalilla’s Scarf), saga by Ella-Kajsa

Radio broadcast, June 4 1932. Åke Nygren sings and speaks. 
      “Dockherrskap”, saga by Greta Nygren

Radio broadcast, October 30 1932. Olle Nygren sings and speaks. 
      “Lilleman och solkatt”, saga by Elsa-Kajsa

Maison Suedois, Paris, March 9 1933. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      D Wirén: Two sonatines

Unspecified accompaniment for radio, July 11 1933

Lindesberg, November 2 1933. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      C d’Hervelois: Suite
      E Grieg: Violoncello Sonata mvmt. 1
      M Ravel: Habanera
      C Debussy: Minuet
      G Cassadò: Dance with variations
      R Schumann: Am Springbrunnen
      E Lalo: Violoncello Concerto, mvmt. 3
      R Schumann: Träumerei

Radio broadcast 26 January 1935. Åke Nygren sings and speaks. “Lilleman och storken”, saga by Ingeborg Björk
      Å Nygren: Songs

Radio broadcast February 20 1935. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      V d’Indy: Lied
      M Ravel: Pavane
      M de Falla: Asturian & Jota

Small hall of the Stockholm Concert Hall, March 11 1935. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      D Wirén: Preludium
      D Wirén: Suite miniature

Unspecified work for radio, December 14 1935

Unspecified work for radio, February 26 1936

Radio broadcast, April 9 1936. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      D Wirén: Sonatin no. 1 för violoncello & piano
      D Wirén: Miniature suite for violoncello and piano

Radio broadcast, April 26 1936. Benna Lemon and Åke Nygren sing and speak.  
“Dockornas egen vårkabaret” by Elisabeth Uhr

Radio broadcast, May 22 1936. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      A Vivaldi: Sonata e minor
      A Casella: Notturno
      A Bloch: Oriental croquis
      J Nín: Two Spanish melodies

Radio broadcast, March 8 1937. Olle Nygren, voice
      Anon: Här sitter jag och trallar (Here I Sit and Sing)
      S Scholander: A little May song from “Luthagen”
      Anon: When I wander in the Forest
      B Berglund: Beatrice-Aurore
      G Olsson: Himmelby harbor & My little mandolin

Radio broadcast, April 11 1937. “Aunt Lisa’s dolls” by Elisabeth Uhr
      D Wirén: Music

Berlin, April 10 1937?
      D Wirén: Theme with variations

Folk concert society, October 4 1937 (Fylkingen). Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      D Wirén: Sonatina no. 1 for cello & piano

Small hall of the Stockholm Concert Hall, March 18 1938 (Fylkingen). Sven Karpe, violin, Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      D Wirén: Piano trio op.6

Copenhagen, January 16 1939 (Unge Tonekunstneres Selskab). Gunnar Andersson, violin, Gösta Lundquist, violoncello
      D Wirén: Piano trio

Radio broadcast, January 27 1939. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      G de Frumerie: Berceuse
      M Marais: La Chasse & Air tendre & Le moulinet
      G B Grazioli: Adagio
      M de Falla/arr M Maréchal: Four Spanish Songs

Small hall of the Stockholm Concert Hall, February 7 1939. Folke Brundin, voice
      D Wirén: Two songs from “Hösthorn” (Autumn Horn) op. 13

Norrlands Nation in Uppsala, March 6 1939. Sven Karpe, violin, Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      D Wirén: Piano trio op 6

Radio broadcast, April 24 1939. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
     A Vivaldi: Sonata D major
      I Liljefors: Melody
      D Wirén: Suite miniature
      S Rachmaninov: Danse orientale
      R Schumann: Am Springbrunnen

Radio broadcast, September 12 1939. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      J B Senaillé: Sarabande – Allegretto
      B Marcello: Largo
      C M Blainville: Rondo
      F Schmitt: Chant Élegiaque
      J Nín: Suite espagnole

Radio broadcast, November 2 1939. Folke Brundin, voice
      E v Koch: Douse the shining of your stars
      E v Koch: Clear as gold
      H Weman: Look but don’t touch
      H Weman: Blooming ash
      D Wirén: Two songs from “Hösthorn” (Autumn Horn) op. 13

Radio broadcast, January 5 1940. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      C Blainville: Adagio & Allegro
      C Blainville: Capriccio
      E v Koch: Saraband 
      Arr D Wirén: Irish folk song
      D Wirén: Sonatina no. 1

Radio broadcast, February 7 1940. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      C Tessarini: Sonate F major
      L v Beethoven: Adagio [from cello sonata no. 4 op 102:1?]
      J Ibert/M Maréchal: Stories, The Crystal Cage, The Old Beggar
      J Ibert/M Maréchal: The Little White Mule

Stenhammarsalen, Gothenburg, February 14 1940. Tage Broström, violin
      D Wirén: Sonatina for violin and piano

Radio broadcast, May 4 1940. Sven Karpe, violin
      F Fiocco: Allegro
      J S Bach/Wilhelmi: Air on the G string
      J L Dussek: Minuet
      D Wirén: Sonatina for violin and piano

Radio broadcast, August 10 1940. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      F Couperin: Suite
      L Boccherini /G Cassadó: Minuet
      A Caporale: Amoroso
      R Schumann: Two pieces in folk style
      G Fauré: Fileuse

Radio broadcast, February 5 1941. Märta Delin, voice*. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      T Rangström: Romance*
      I Liljefors: Scherzo for violoncello
      T Rantzén: Vid Båven*
      H Alfvén: Sommardofter (Summer Fragrances)*
      E Grieg: Fra Monte Pincio & A Dream*
      C d’Hervelois: Suite in d minor

Radio broadcast, May 25 1941. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      F Schubert-G Cassadò: Allegretto grazioso
      R Schumann: Am Springbrunnen
      D Wirén, arr: Irish Folk Song
      C Debussy: Melody
      M Marais: from Suite no. 3 (w/o prelude)

Radio broadcast, August 22 1941. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      L Boccherini: Sonata in G major
      L v Beethoven: Adagio [from cello sonata no. 4 op. 102:1?]
      R Schumann: Two Pieces in Folk Style
      C Debussy: Menuett & Beau soir

Radio broadcast, July 11 1942. Sven Karpe, violin
      I Widéen: Largo
      T Rangström: Menuett
      Tor Aulin: Dance from Gotland
      D Wirén: Sonatin op. 15

Radio broadcast, January 31 1943. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      L-E Larsson: Nocturne
      R Vaughan-Williams: Three Studies in English Folk Style
      Tessarini/Trowell: Andante and presto

Radio broadcast, June 13 1943. Gustav Gröndahl, violoncello
      Old French Suite: 
          a) C d’Hervelois: Prélude
          b) M Marais: La Chasse
          c) F Couperin: Sicilienne
          d) C Blainville: Rondo
      F Chopin: Largo & Scherzo
      D Wirén (arr): Irish Folk Song
      G de Frumerie: Berceuse

Radio broadcast, October 12 1950. Sven Karpe, violin
      D Wirén: Sonatin for violin and piano op. 15
      D Wirén: Suite miniature

Discofil studio, March 1953, LP recording. Sven Karpe, violin
      D Wirén: Suite miniature

The Conductor

Brageförbundet Orchestra, Örebro, June 4 1924
      A Söderman: A Farmer’s Wedding

Stockholm Radio Orchestra, May 24 1942 (radio concert)
      D Wirén: Sinfonietta, mvmts 2 and 3

Radio Orchestra, May 4 1948, LP recording
      D Wirén: Sinfonietta, mvmt 1 and mvmt 2 (part 1)

Radio Orchestra, May 19 1948, LP recording
      D Wirén: Sinfonietta, mvmt 2 (end) and mvmt 3