Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Karl-Birger Blomdahl

Swedish composer

Date of Birth: 19-Oct-1916

Place of Birth: Växjö, Kronoberg County, Sweden

Date of Death: 14-Jun-1968

Profession: composer, conductor, university teacher

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Karl-Birger Blomdahl

  • Karl-Birger Blomdahl (19 October 1916 – 14 June 1968) was a Swedish composer and conductor born in Växjö.
  • He was educated in biochemistry, but was primarily active in music and by his experimental compositions he became one of the big names in Swedish modernism.
  • His teachers included Hilding Rosenberg.
  • He died in Kungsängen, Stockholm. His third symphony, Facettes – a work in one subdivided movement as a twelve-tone variation-form piece – from 1950 is a major contribution to the repertoire.
  • In 1959 he composed the opera Aniara based on the poem by Harry Martinson.
  • His output of compositions also includes concertos for violin and viola, a chamber concerto for piano, winds and percussion, at least one other opera (Herr von Hancken), and much chamber music, including a trio for clarinet, cello and piano.

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