Olsson, Otto (Emanuel)

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Olsson, Otto (Emanuel)

Olsson, Otto (Emanuel), eminent Swedish organist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Stockholm, Dec. 19, 1879; d. there, Sept. 1, 1964. He studied with Lager-gren and Dente at the Stockholm Cons. (1897–1901), where he subsequently taught (1908–45). He also was organist of the Gustav Vasa Church in Stockholm (1908–56). He became a member of the Royal Academy of Music in 1915.


Requiem for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1903; Stockholm, Nov. 14, 1976); 3 string quartets (1903,1906,1947); 2 organ syms. (1903, 1918); Te Deum for Chorus, Strings, Harp, and Organ (1906); 3 sets of Preludes and Fugues for Organ (1910–11; 1918; 1935); piano pieces; choral works; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire