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Kurt Magnus Atterberg

Kurt Magnus Atterberg, Swedish composer, conductor, critic, violoncellist. Recipient decorations governments of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Austria, France, Germany, Norway. Member Society Swedish Composers (a founder, honorary president 1947), Federation Conféderation International des Sociétés d'Auteurs et Compositeurs (honorary president).

Background

  • Atterberg, Kurt Magnus was born on December 12, 1887 in Göteborg, Sweden. Son of Anders Johan and Elvira (Uddman) Atterberg.

  • Education

    • Studies with Anders Hallén, 1911. Diploma in electrical engineering, Royal Technology High School, Stockholm, 1911.

    Career

    • Conductor Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, 1915-1921. Music critic Stockholm-Tidningen, 1919-1957. Secretary Royal Swedish Academy Music, 1940-1953.

      Conductor orchestras in Sweden, Berlin, Hamburg, heidelberg, Helsingfors, Vienna, Wiesbaden, Paris, Warsaw, Bremen, Braunschweig, Dresden, Oslo, Bergen, Brussels, Ostende, Vicy. Composer 9 symphonies (Symphony Northern 6 received Schubert Centenary Memorial Contest award). (operas) Herwarth the Harper, 1919, Bäckahästen, 1925, Fanal, 1934, Aladdin, 1941, The Tempest, 1948.

      (pantomime ballets) The Wise and the Foolish Virgins, 1920, Peter the Swineherd, 1921. Incidental music to Shakespeare's Tempest. (cantatas) Requiem, Jarnbaraland and Songen.

      8 suties for orchestra. 5 concertos for solo instruments with orchestra. Various chamber music and chorus works.

    Membership

    Member Society Swedish Composers (a founder, honorary president 1947), Federation Conféderation International des Sociétés d'Auteurs et Compositeurs (honorary president).

    Connections

    • Married Margareta Dalsjo, 1925.
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    Born December 12, 1887
    • 1911
      Royal Technology High School
    • 1915 - 1921
      Conductor Dramatic Theatre
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
    • 1919 - 1957
      music critic Stockholm-Tidningen
    • 1940 - 1953
      secretary, Royal Swedish Academy Music