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date: 02 June 2020

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  • Rolf Haglund

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(b Göteborg, Sept 16, 1932). Swedish composer, conductor, pianist and writer. He began playing the organ as a schoolboy and studied composition privately with Torsten Sörensen and later also with Bäck, Blomdahl, Fortner, Krenek and Jelinek. He studied conducting with Tor Mann and Swarowsky and the piano with Carl Tillius, Olof Wibergh and Gottfrid Boon. He was conductor at the Riksteater (1958–60), the Stora Teater in Göteborg (1962–5), the Stockholm Opera (1967–8) and the Örebro Orchestra Foundation (1968–74); he has also been a guest conductor with most Swedish orchestras. He taught at the College of Speech and Drama in Göteborg (1963–7) and its equivalent in Stockholm, now the Operahögskola, from 1968 to 1970, and from 1974 onwards. He obtained his doctorate in 1995 and became a lecturer in musicology in Stockholm in 1997. A member of the board of the Society of Swedish Composers (...

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