Gefors, Hans

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Gefors, Hans

Gefors, Hans, Swedish composer; b. Stockholm, Dec. 8, 1952. He studied composition with Per-Gunnar Alldahl and Maurice Karkoff, with Ingvar Lidholm at the Stockholm Musikhogskolan (1972), and with Nrgard at the Arhus Cons. He also wrote music criticism and worked as an ed. In 1988 he joined the faculty at the Univ. of Lund.

Works

DRAMATIC Opera : Poeten och glasmastaren, chamber opera (1979; Arhus, April 26, 1980); Christina, opera (1983–86; Stockholm, Oct. 18, 1986); Der Park, opera (1986–91); Vargen kommer, opera (1994–96). ORCH.: Visviter for String Orch. (1973); Syndabocken, theater music (1979); Slits (1981; Halsingborg, Feb. 18, 1982); Twine (1988; Norrkoping, May 11, 1989); Die Erscheinung im Park (1990; Malmo, March 14, 1991); Botho Strauss (1991; Wiesbaden, April 25, 1992); Concerto for 5 Percussion and Sinfonietta (1993). CHAMBER: Aprahishtita for Cello, Piano, and Tape (1970–71); Matutino for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano (1973). VOCAL: Reveille for Voice and 5 Instruments (1974–75); Orpheus singt, cantata for Chorus and Orch. (1976–77); Me morire en Paris for Baritone and 4 Instruments (1979); Trio for Voice, Guitar, and Violin (1981); Galjonsfiguren for Soprano, Electric Guitar, and Tape (1983); Lydias sanger for Mezzo-soprano and Orch. (1996).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire