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Dag Wirén

(1905—1986)


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(b Striberg, 1905; d Danderyd, 1986).

Swed. composer. Mus. critic, Svenska Morgonbladet 1938–46. From 1944 used ‘Metamorphosis technique’, i.e. construction of a work from a single ‘cell’ or set of cells. Works incl. 5 syms. (1938–64); vn. conc. (1946); pf. conc. (1950); vc. conc. (1936); Serenade for Strings, Op.11 (1937); Sinfonietta; 5 str. qts.; and radio opera, Blått, gult, rott (1940), inspired by Churchill's ‘blood, tears, sweat’ speech.

Subjects: Music.


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