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Lunadquist, Torbjörn (Iwan)

Lunadquist, Torbjörn (Iwan)

Lunadquist, Torbjörn (Iwan), Swedish composer and conductor; b. Stockholm, Sept. 30, 1920; d. Grillby, July 1,2000. He received training in musicology at the Univ. of Uppsala, in composition from Wirén, and in conducting from Suitner in Salzburg and Vienna. He then was active as a conductor in Stockholm, and also appeared as a guest conductor throughout Europe. In 1978 he was awarded a government income to pursue composition. In his works, Lundquist utilized various styles and techniques, ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde, from jazz to Eastern music.

Works

dramatic: Opera:

Sekund av evighet (Moment of Eternity; 1971-74; Stockholm, May 27, 1974); Jason and Medea (1985-89). orch. :Divertimento for Chamber Orch. (1951); 9 syms.: No. 1 (1952-56; rev. 1971), No. 2 (1956-70), No. 3, Sinfonia dolorosa (1971-75; Swedish Radio, Malmö, Sept. 14, 1976), No. 4 (1974-85; Göteborg, Nov. 7,1985), No. 5 (Halmstad, Feb. 13, 1980), No. 6 (1985-86), No. 7 for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1986-88; Stockholm, March 22,1991), No. 8, Kroumata (1989-92), and No. 9, Survival (1996); Concerto da camera for Accordion and Orch. (1965); Férvor for Violino Grande and Orch. (1967); Hangarmusik, concerto sinfonico for Piano and Orch. (1967); Intarzia for Accordion and Strings (1967-68); Confrontation (Stockholm, Oct. 5,1968); Evoluzione for Strings (1968); Sogno for Oboe and Strings (1968); Galax (1971); Marimba Concerto (1971-74); Concerto grosso for Violin, Cello, and Strings (1974); Schatten (Salzburg, Aug. 25, 1977); Violin Concerto (1978; Örebro, Feb. 11, 1979); Landscape for Tuba, Strings, and Piano (1978); Poetry for Flute, Strings, and Piano (1978); Wind Power for Wind. Orch. (1978); Serenade for Strings (1979); Arktis for Symphonic Band (1984). chamber:Movements for Accordion and String Quartet (1966); Duell for Accordion and Percussion (1966); Combinazione for Violin and Percussion (1966); 2 string quartets (1966, 1969); Teamwork for Wind Quintet (1967); Stereogram III for Xylorimba, Electric Guitar, and Accordion (1969); 4 rondeaux for Wind Quartet and Piano (1969); Tempera for 6 Brass Instruments (1969); Trio fiorente for Piano, Violin, and Cello (1975); Suite for 6 Percussionists (1976); Integration for 5 Percussionists (1980-82); Alla prima for Saxophone Quartet (1989). piano :Metamorfoser (1997). vocal:Elegies from Bergen for Tenor, Men’s Chorus, and Orch. (1958); Via the Emptiness for Soloists, Chorus, and Chamber Orch. (1959); Call for Soprano and Orch. (1963-64); many songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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