Erik Bergman


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(b Uusikaarlepyy, Finland, 1911; d Helsinki, 2006).

Finn. composer and conductor. Worked as mus. critic and cond. choirs 1950–78. Prof. of comp., Helsinki Acad., 1963–76. Works incl. setting of Rubaìyat of Omar Khayyám for bar., male ch., orch. (1953); Aubade, orch. (1958); concertino da camera (1961); The Birds (Fåglarna), vocal soloists, perc., cel. (1962); Noa, bar., vv., orch. (1976); Arctica, orch. (1979); pf. conc. (1981); vn. conc. (1982); str. qt. (1982); Lemminkäinen, spkr., mez., bar., mixed ch. (1984); Poseidon, orch. (1993); and many smaller choral works.

Subjects: Music.

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