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Hugo Alfvén

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

...Alfvén employs the wordless voice to conjure an atmosphere of chilling other-worldliness - of lost souls calling to each other in passages of almost erotic desire – Classic FM
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 1946-1952 writes his four-volume autobiography
  • 1939 settles in Leksand, Sweden after retiring
  • 1910-1939 Director Musices at Uppsala university
  • 1908 appointed as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music
  • 1899 first performance of the Second Symphony, which became Alfvén's break-through as a composer
  • 1897-1907 lives and studies outside of Sweden for several periods (Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Denmark, etc.)

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