Sweden mourns its doyen composer

October 23, 2017 by norman lebrecht


Ingvar Lidholm died on October 17 at the age of 96.

Rooted in folk music, he embraced Schoenberg-style serialism in the 1950s before finding his own particular voice with Nausikaa and Poesis in the following decade.

He was widely recorded on Swedish labels.

with Herbert Blomstedt. photo: Arne Hyckenberg/Sveriges Radio

Comments (2)

  1. Edward McGuire says:

    Thanks for flagging this up. Great memories of his advice when I studied with him in Stockholm in 1971 and so glad I met up with him again at his 90th birthday concert there. I hope we hear more of his music in Britain.

  2. John Borstlap says:

    What happened between this:

    …. and what the video up there presents?

    Two world wars, Schönberg, and the ongoing addition to the world’s ugliness and inhumanity.

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