Sweden mourns its doyen composer

Sweden mourns its doyen composer


norman lebrecht

October 23, 2017

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


  • 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.

  • 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.