Sjögren (Johan Gustaf) Emil

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Sjögren (Johan Gustaf) Emil

Sjögren, (Johan Gustaf) Emil , Swedish organist and composer; b. Stockholm, June 16, 1853; d. there, March 1, 1918. He studied composition at the Stockholm Cons. with H. Berens, in Berlin with Kiel, and in Vienna with Grädener. In 1891 he was appointed organist at St. John’s Church in Stockholm. His importance as a composer rests chiefly on his songs, of which he wrote about 200, to texts in Swedish, French, and German; he also wrote a Festspel for Orch. (1892), several choruses, 5 violin sonatas, a Cello Sonata, 2 piano sonatas, and several groups of lyric pieces for piano.


C. Nyblom, E. S. (Stockholm, 1916); G. Norien, W. Peterson-Berger, T. Rangström et al., E. S. in memoriam (Stockholm, 1918).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire