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Atterberg, Kurt (b Gothenburg, 1887; d Stockholm, 1974). Swed. composer and writer on music, subsidized by the Swed. Govt. Mus. critic, Stockholms Tidningen 1919–57. Comp. 5 operas, 5 concs., and 9 syms. of which the 6th won the £2,000 prize offered by Columbia Graphophone Co. in the centenary year of Schubert's death (1928). Sec. RAM, Stockholm, 1940–53.