Wieslander, (Axel Otto) Ingvar

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Wieslander, (Axel Otto) Ingvar

Wieslander, (Axel Otto) Ingvar, Swedish composer and conductor; b. Jönköping, May 19,1917; d. Malmö, April 29, 1963. He received training in theory from Sven Svensson at the Univ. of Uppsala. He also took some lessons in composition with Lars-Erik Lars-son. After training at the Stockholm Musikhögskolan (conducting with Tor Mann; music teacher’s diploma, 1945), he completed his studies in Paris on a French scholarship (1947-48) with Tony Aubin (composition) and Eugène Bigot (conducting). From 1949 to 1960 he was director of music at the Malmö City Theater, and then was its chorus master from 1960 to 1963. He was co-founder of the Ars Nova Concert Soc, of which he was chairman (1960-63). In his music, his erstwhile neo-Classical style with infusions of 12-tone writing eventually evolved into a highly personal 12-tone style.


dramatic: Nordisk saga, ballet (1950); Fmk-narna i parken, radio opera (1953); Skymningslekar, ballet (1954); Skalknallen, chamber opera (1958; Malmö, Feb. 7,1959); incidental music. ORCH.: 6 syms. (1951; Sinfonia piccola, 1953; Sinfonia notturna, 1954; Sinfonia seria, 1956; Sinfonia da camera, 1962; Sinfonia écloga, 1962); Overtura giocosa (1957); Concerto for Strings (1961); Forspel (Intrada seria) (1961); Mutazioni for 2 Pianos and Orch. (Malmö, Nov. 27, 1962). CHAMBER: 5 string quartets (1948; 1949, rev. 1954; 1957; 1958; 1961). VOCAL: Choruses; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire