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Kurt Magnus Atterberg Edit Profile

composer , conductor , critic , violoncellist

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, 1910-1911;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) Herwarththe 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.

father:
Anders Johan Atterberg

mother:
Elvira (Uddman) Atterberg

spouse:
Margareta Dalsjo