Sven-Erik Bäck

Swedish composer and violinist Sven-Erik Bäck was born in Stockholm on 16 September 1919. He studied with Hilding Rosenberg and (in Rome) with Goffredo Petrassi.

He led Swedish Radio Orchestra's chamber orchestra and played with the Kyndel Quartet (1940-44) and the Barkel Quartet (1944-53).

His compositional output included three operas, five ballets, four or more string quartets, choral music, lieder and music for plays and the cinema.

Sven-Erik Bäck died in Stockholm on 10 January 1994, aged seventy-four.


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