Arvid August Afzelius

Arvid August Afzelius (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈarːvɪd ˈaʊɡɵst afˈseːlɪɵs]; 8 October 1785, in Fjällåkra – 2 September 1871, in Enköping) was a Swedish pastor, poet, historian and mythologist.

From 1828 till his death he was parish priest of Enköping. He is mainly known as a collaborator with the learned historian, Erik Gustaf Geijer, in the great collection of Swedish folk-songs, Svenska folk-visor från forntiden, 3 vols (Stockholm, 1814-1817).

He also published translations of the Poetic Edda and Hervarar saga, and a history of Sweden to Charles XII (of which a German translation was published in 1842), as well as original poems.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 6, 1785 (Fjällåkra), Died September 25, 1871 (Enköping parish)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-45332 10-in. 6/9/1928 Alunda visan Olle i Skratthult Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick 12985-12986 10-in. 4/24/1924 Neckeus polska Karin Branzell Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5033 10-in. 10/2/1916 Neckens polska Joel Mossberg Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


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