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Anders Eliasson

Anders Eliasson

Anders Eliasson was born in 1947 in the province of Dalecarlia in Sweden.
From 1966 – 1972 he  studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with among others Ingvar Lidholm (composition) and Valdemar Söderholm (harmony and counterpoint).

As far back as the 70s Eliasson was recognized as one of the most interesting Swedish composers. His orchestral works Canto in Lontanza (1977), Turnings (1978) and Canto del vagabondo (1979) were particularly acclaimed, as well as the wind quintet La fièvre (1978) and the whole series of shorter instrumental solo pieces called Disegno.


News & Concerts
Symphony No 4

27 September 2008

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Stockholm Concert Hall/Sweden


23 November 2008

Jönköping Sinfonietta
Conductor: Hannu Koivola
Jönköping Concert Hall/Sweden

Quo Vadis (World Premiere)

15 May 2009

Swedish Radio SO, Choir, Soloists
Conductor: Johannes Gustavsson
Berwald Hall/Stockholm/Sweden



In the masterly Symphony No.4  Eliasson creates an organic symphonic process, sometimes forceful and violent, at other times soft and billowing. The course of events really has the multiplicity of nature, on the same level as Sibelius. But despite the complexity of the music, the musical development is easy to follow as Eliasson masters an intelligible motif technique that is at the same time entirely his own and highly developed… Moreover, the instrumentation of the work is fantastic, so the orchestra under the experienced direction of Christoph Poppens will get to resound in full for the first time this evening.

Straubinger Tagblatt 15 January 2007/Michael B. Weiss
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Gehrmans Musikförlag

Short reviews
Only a master can keep a melody going for 40 minutes without lapsing into clichés.

Svenska Dagbladet/Carl-Gunnar Åhlén
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