Under tonsattarens taktpinne: 100th Anniversary of the Swedish Society of Composers | Caprice CAP21920

Under tonsattarens taktpinne: 100th Anniversary of the Swedish Society of Composers

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Label: Caprice

Cat No: CAP21920

Format: CD + Book

Number of Discs: 3

Release Date: 28th June 2019

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The 15th volume in Carl-Gunnar-Åhlén’s and Caprice Records’ Collector’s Classics series is released in connection with the 100-year anniversary of FST – The Swedish Society of Composers. On this triple CD box, we get to meet three prolific Swedish composers who all made groundbreaking contributions as conductors: Kurt Atterberg, Lars-Erik Larsson and Ingvar Lidholm.

On 29 November 1918, when the association was founded, the public's respect for the composer profession began to rise, albeit slowly at first. More important than raising the profession's status was that FST managed to negotiate decent conditions for the composers, especially since new mass media such as the gramophone record and the nationwide Swedish Radio’s monopoly had been established. Thanks to these new media, some composers could even live handsomely off of their composing.

In this volume's 66-page booklet, Carl-Gunnar Åhlén, supported by Kurt Atterberg's chronicle in FST's 25th anniversary publication from 1943, describes the circumstances surrounding the society's foundation in the popular café.

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