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date: 20 August 2019

Netzel [née Pistolekors], Laura Constance [Lago ]locked

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[Lago ]

(b Rantasalmi, Finland, March 1, 1839; d Stockholm, Feb 10, 1927). Swedish composer and pianist . She studied the piano and singing in Stockholm during the 1860s and composition with Charles-Marie(-Jean-Albert) Widor in Paris during the 1880s. She made her début as a pianist at the age of 17 and performed in Stockholm for about 40 years. In 1866 she married Professor W. Netzel. She began composing during the 1880s in order to raise money for hospitals for homeless women and children. During the 1890s and 1900s she regularly organized ‘cheap concerts for workers’ in Stockholm which were much praised. Under the pseudonym Lago she composed about 70 works (including five for choir, three piano trios, 11 works for violin and piano, eight for piano and one for organ, and about 40 songs). They are in a late Romantic, chromatic style inspired by Wagner. Her manuscripts are in the library of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm....

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