Born 12 December 1887 in Gothenburg, Sweden, was Kurt Atterberg, a composer, writer and critic. His pen was busy in both aspects of the music profession. With six operas and nine symphonies, he also won a 2,000 pound prize for the last of his symphonies in the centenary year of Schubert's death in 1928. Atterberg died on 15 February 1974 in Stockholm.
CD Spotlight. Orchestral colour - The symphonies of Kurt Atterberg encountered by Robert Anderson. '... a towering Pelion with which to storm the heavens ...'
CD Spotlight - Bright vigour. '... strong clean performances ...' Kurt Atterberg's Symphonies Nos 7 and 8, with Patric Standford