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date: 17 August 2019

Wennerberg-Reuter, Sara (Margareta Eugenia Euphrosyne)locked

  • Rolf Haglund

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(Margareta Eugenia Euphrosyne)

(b Otterstad, Skaraborgs län, Feb 11, 1875; d Stockholm, March 29, 1959). Swedish composer, niece of Gunnar Wennerberg. She studied the organ and harmony with Andrée in Göteborg and then took examinations in organ playing and choral church music at the Stockholm Conservatory (1893–5). She was a pupil of Jadassohn and Reinecke at the Leipzig Conservatory (1896–8), and studied counterpoint with Bruch at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik (1901–2). Awarded the Litteris et Artibus in 1931, from the 1930s until her death she was the only woman in the Swedish composer society, Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare. She composed more than a hundred works. The most popular were the cantatas – among them those for the consecration in 1906 of St Sofia, Stockholm (where she was organist from 1918 to 1945), and for the quincentenary of the town of Lidköping (1946) – and also the melodious and lively male-voice quartets and songs....

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