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Encyclopedia > Kurt Atterberg

Kurt Magnus Atterberg (December 12, 1887 - February 15, 1974) was a Swedish composer. He is best known for his symphonies, operas and ballets. December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...


Atterberg was born in Gothenburg. He studied cello and would later on in life occasionally play the cello in orchestras. He published his first work, a Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 1, in 1908. In 1910 he sent the Rhapsody and an incomplete version of the Symphony No. 1 in B minor, soon published as opus 3, to the Stockholm Conservatory for admission. He studied composition and orchestration with Hallén there while simultaneously receiving instruction at the Royal Institute of Technology, earning a Masters degree in engineering in 1911. Gothenburg viewed from Liseberg amusement park Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg   listen? ; UN/LOCODE: SE GOT) is a city and a municipality on the western coast of Sweden, in the County of Västra Götaland. ... Royal Institute of Technology The Royal Institute of Technology or Kungliga tekniska högskolan (KTH) is a university in Stockholm, Sweden. ...


From 1912 to 1968 Atterberg worked at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, becoming head of a division there in 1937. In 1912, he made his conducting debut conducting his own First Symphony. In 1916 he was appointed to Maestro of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, a position he held until 1922. From 1919 to 1957, he was a music critic for the Stockholmstidningen.   Stockholm? is the capital and the largest city in Sweden. ...


In 1924, Atterberg helped found the Society of Swedish Composers and the Swedish Performing Rights Society (an organization similar to ASCAP in America). In 1926 he became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and was secretary of that organization from 1940 to 1953. The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects intellectual property, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ...


While composing an opera about the Vikings, Härvard Harpolekare, Atterberg also wrote a "Sinfonia Piccola" (Symphony No. 4 in G minor, Opus 14) inspired by an anthology of Swedish folk tunes published in 1875. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


For the Schubert centenary in 1928, the Columbia Grammophone Company sponsored a competition for a symphony completing or inspired by Schubert's Unfinished, and Atterberg won the first prize of $10,000 with his Symphony No. 6. The symphony was recorded by Sir Thomas Beecham, and Atterberg later recorded it himself. Franz Schubert Franz Peter Schubert (January 31, 1797 – November 19, 1828), was an Austrian composer. ... Franz Schuberts Symphony No. ... Thomas Beecham (April 29, 1879 - March 8, 1961) was a British conductor. ...


Atterberg died in Stockholm on February 15, 1974. He once said that: "The Russians, Brahms, Reger were my ideals." Atterberg's music combines their influences with Swedish folk tunes. February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Johannes Brahms (May 7, 1833 – April 3, 1897) was a German composer of Romantic music, who predominantly lived in Vienna, Austria. ... It has been suggested that Reger be merged into this article or section. ...


See also: List of Swedes in music This is a list of Swedish composers, musicians and singers: Carl Michael Bellman, (1740-1795) Jussi Björling Robyn Sixten Ehrling Lisa Ekdahl Sten Frykberg (1910-1983) Agnetha Fältskog, former member of the pop group ABBA Bo Hansson Jakob Hellman Nils Landgren Christian Lindberg Lars Lönndahl Yngwie J...


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Kurt Atterberg - Biography and Partial Works List (410 words)
Atterberg was a founder member of the Society of Swedish Composers, serving as its Chairman between 1924 and 1943 and becoming Honorary Chairman in 1947.
Atterberg's musical strength ranges from clear and brightly melodious compositions on a small scale to grandly conceived symphonic works.
Despite the limitations imposed by the form, the interaction of the solo violin and viola with the orchestra is permeated by that affectionate sense of melody which is such a beautiful quality of Atterberg's artistry.
Kurt Atterberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (365 words)
Kurt Magnus Atterberg (December 12, 1887 February 15, 1974) was a Swedish composer.
The symphony was recorded by Sir Thomas Beecham, and Atterberg later recorded it himself.
Atterberg died in Stockholm on February 15, 1974.
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