Death of a curious Swedish composer

September 29, 2017 by norman lebrecht


Folke Rabe died this week, aged 81.

A leading electronic avant-gardist in the 1950s, he settled down as music editor of Swedish Radio.

Well, a man’s gotta eat.


Comments (2)

  1. John Borstlap says:

    Just in time we could delete a long essay about the fifties, to protect the sensitive nerves on SD.


  2. Pianofortissimo says:

    “Was??” – the answer is in this case “pure torture.” However, Folke Rabe was a talented jazz musician (trombonist) and improviser which made his “classical” compositions “swing” at times.

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