Blomberg, Erik

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Blomberg, Erik

Blomberg, Erik, Swedish composer and teacher; b. Jàrnskog, May 6, 1922. He was a student of Erland von Koch and Gunnar Bucht at the Stockholm Musikhòg-skolan (graduated, 1954), and then devoted himself to composing and teaching. His compositions are in a progressive, post-Webern style.

Works

ORCH.: 11 syms.: No. 1, 4 dramatiska skisser (1966), No. 2, 3 studier i melodik (1968), No. 3, Associationskedjor (1971), No. 4 (1973), No. 5 (1974), No. 6 (1982), No. 7 (1984), No. 8, Liten (1992), No. 9 (1995), No. 10 (1998), and No. 11 (1999); Dialog for Piano and Orch. (1969); Uppsaliensisk festmusik 1977 for Strings (1976); Flykt (1979); Intoning (1981); Uttoning (1981); Sjuttonârsmelodik (1992); Artonársmelodik for Violin and Orch. (1992); Chaconne (1993); Dansscen (1993); Lek (1993); Kvâde 3 (1993); Polonas (1994); Studie for Viola and Strings (1996); Omvandlingar (1997); Defilering (1997). OTHER: Compriment 1-20 for Various Instrumental Formations, ranging from small groups to orch. (1971–78); chamber music; piano pieces; much vocal music, including choral works and songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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