Fryklöf, Harald (Leonard)

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Fryklöf, Harald (Leonard)

Fryklöf, Harald (Leonard), Swedish organist, teacher, and composer; b. Uppsala, Sept. 14, 1882; d. Stockholm, March 11, 1919. He studied organ at the Stockholm Cons, (diploma, 1903), where he also had lessons in composition and counterpoint with Lindegren (1902–05); he likewise studied piano with Richard Andersson (1904–10), and went to Berlin to study orchestration with P. Scharwenka (1905). In 1904 he became a teacher at Andersson’s music school; in 1908 he was made organist at the Cathedral and a teacher at the Cons, in Stockholm. He was elected to membership in the Swedish Royal Academy of Music in 1915. Fryklöf publ. the book Harmonisering av koraler i dur och moll jamte kyrkotonarterna (1916). With H. Palm, O. Sandberg, and A. Hellerström, he ed. Musica sacra: Körsdnger för kyrkan och skolan (Stockholm, 1915). His music reflected German and French tendencies.

Works

Concert Overture (1908); Sonata alia leggenda for Violin and Piano (1919); organ music, including a Fugue (1909), Doppel-Canon (1910), and Passacaglia (n.d.); piano pieces; Psalm 98 for Chorus; songs.

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