b. May 15, 1908 in Akarp, Sweden
d. December 26, 1986 in Helsingborg, Sweden
Lars-Erik Larsson‘s Nordic Romanticism awesomeness makes him our composer of the week!
Larsson worked as a music critic in addition to working as a conductor, composer, and producer for Swedish radio after studying at the Stockholm Conservatory. Holding these positions presented Larsson with an opportunity to greatly influence the musical tastes of his country.
Larsson’s compositional style, which is similar to that of Jean Sibelius, is referred to as Nordic Romanticism. Great music for a pensive day.
Lars-Erik Larsson’s Pastoral Suite:
The final movement to Larsson’s “A Winter’s Tale”: