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Strindberg, (Johan) Augustlocked

  • Anders Wiklund


(b Stockholm, Jan 22, 1849; d Stockholm, May 14, 1912). Swedish writer and dramatist. He grew up in a musical household in which his parents and siblings all played instruments. Though he did not play himself, he moved in musical circles and enjoyed the friendship of such musicians as Tor Aulin. He favoured Beethoven, Bach and Chopin, and his experience of their music plays an important part in many of his works; but it was after his ‘inferno crisis’ (...

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