Death of foremost Swedish composer, 76main
The pre-eminent Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström died early today of lung cancer.
He published more than 500 works, many of them large scale, and was a pivotal, popular figure in Swedish musical life.
Abroad, he taught for ten years at Bloomington, Indiana.
One of his last works – “Uppbrott” (Break-up) with lyrics by Werner Aspenström – will have its premiere on Saturday in Adolf Fredrik Church, Stockholm.