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date: 17 August 2019

Sandström, Sven-Davidlocked

  • Rolf Haglund

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(b Borensberg, Oct 30, 1942). Swedish composer. He studied history of art and musicology at Stockholm University (1963–7) and composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (1968–72) with Lidholm, Ligeti and Nørgård. He was professor of composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (1985–95) and its pro-rector until 1998. Following his international breakthrough with the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s interpretation of Through and Through in Amsterdam in 1972, his output was dominated by instrumental music up to the time of the enormous attention his Requiem ‘De ur alla minnen fallna’ (‘The Totally Forgotten’) attracted after its première in 1982, partly because of the provocative text by the poet Tobias Berggren. It was awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize in 1984. His 20 years of choral singing experience in Hägersten’s motet choir was of good service to him in a number of his choral and musical dramatic works such as ...

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