Annotated Bibliography of Lars-Erik Larsson

Research Tools
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Periodicals and Journals
Newspaper Articles
Editions of Music
Miscellaneous Bibliography





Research Tools




Bull, Storm. Index to Biographies of Contemporary Composers. Metuchen N.J., & London: The Scarerow Press, Inc., 1987.




Dissertation Abstracts International Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms International, 1969-.




Davidsson, �ke. Bibliografi över svensk musiklitteratur 1800-1945, 2nd ed. Uppsala: Amqvist & Wikell, 1980. (1st. ed. 1948)




Doctoral dissertations in Musicology ed, by Adkins and Dickinson.



The Music Index. Detroit: Information Service, Inc., Jan. 1949-. v.1, no.1-.



R�pertoire International de Litterature Musicale, International Inventory of music. RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. New York: International RILM Center, 1967-. v.1-.




Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning, Stockholm: STIMs Informationscentral för Svensk Musik, 1918-.v.1-.







Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

(Containing articles about Lars-Erik Larsson, under the name of the composer).




Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th ed. by Nicolas Slonimsky. New York: Schirmer Books A division of Macmillan, Inc. 1992. (1st. ed. by Theodore Baker, 1900.)


One paragraph of text: Describing Larsson's education and professional appointments.

Work list: For the stage, for orchestra, vocal music, chamber music, piano music.




Blom, Eric. Everyman's Dictionary, 6th ed. by David Cummings. London and Melbourne: J.M. Dent & Sons LTD, 1988 (1st ed. 1946).


One paragraph, "works including.."


Bonniers musiklexikon, 3rd ed. by �ke Engström and F. H. Törnblad. Stockholm: Bonniers, 1975.




Bra Böckers Lexikon, 23 vl., ed. by Jan-�jvind Swahn. Höganäs: Bokförlaget Bra Böcker, 1987.


Author: Ove Nordvall.


Two paragraphs describing Larsson's career.





Brockhaus Riemann Musik Lexikon, 2vl., ed. by Carl Dahlhaus and Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht. Mainz: Schott's Söhne, 1979.


One paragraph describing Larsson's career.

Listing of Larsson's most prominent works.





Brodin, G. En värld av musik, Stockholm, 1954, p.169-172


Analysis of op.10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19,

34, 40.



The Concise Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed. by Martin Cooper. London: Hutchinson & CO (Publishers) LTD, 1971. (1st ed. 1958).


A few sentences mentioning Larsson's education and career.




Dictionary of Contemporary music, ed. by John Vinton. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1974. (1st ed. 1971).


One paragraph summerizing Larsson's education and career.

Work list.

See also "Scandinavia", where Larsson is mentioned as neo-classic composer.






Herzfeld, Friederich. Das Neue Ullstein Lexikon Der Musik. Berlin: Ullstein, 1993. (1st ed. 1957).


One biographical paragraph, mentioning the most significant works.



The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 11th ed. By Bruce Bohle. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1985. (1st ed. by Oscar Thompson 1938).


One biographical paragraph, mentioning a few of Larsson's works.

Lilla uppslagsboken, 10 vl., ed. by Bertil Hanström. Malmö: Förlagshuset Norden AB.


Author: Carl-Allan Moberg.


One Paragraph.





Kennedy, Micheal. The Oxford Dictionary of Music. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.


Brief biography including examples of works ("works including").



Media Familjelexikon, 14 vl., ed. by Uno Dal�n. Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag AB, 1979.


One biographical paragraph.






Morehead, Philip D. The New American Dictionary of Music. New York: Dutton, 1991.


One biographical paragraph without mentioning any work titles.



Moser, Hans Joachim. Musiklexikon, 2nd. ed. Hamburg: Musikverlag Hans Sikorski, 1951. (1st ed. Berlin: Max Hesse Verlag)


One brief biographical paragraph.



Der Musik Brockhaus. Wiesbaden: Brockhaus and Mainz: Scott, 1982.


One biographical paragraph.

List of the most prominent works by Larsson.




Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Allgemeine Encyklopädie der Musik, 17 vl., ed. by Friedrich Blume. Kassel und Basel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1949-1967.


Author: Bo Wallner.

One paragraph of introduction, which gives a summary of Larsson's education and career.

Work list: Choral, orchestral, solo concerto, chamber, piano, stage music.

A half column of text, describing Larsson's career and the style of significant compositions. The article is less detailed than the article in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.


Musiklexikon En rik källa av musikaliskt vetande, ed by Sverre Hagrup Bull (Oslo) and Kjell Bioch Sundved (Washington). Oslo: A/S Musikkens Verden Forlag, Göteborg: AB Kultur Historiska Förlagen, 1984.









The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 20v, 6th ed. by Stanley Sadie. London: Macmillan, 1980. (2v. 1st ed. by J. A. Fuller Maitland, 1878).


Author: Göran Bergendal.

Two columns of text: Describing Larsson's education and career, discussing Larsson's compositions as they represent different styles and genres in Larsson's writing, which changed due to different professional appointments that Larsson held through his career. This article is, after the article in Sohlmans Musiklexikon, the second most extensive and detailed discussion on Larsson's music.

Selective work list: Drama, orchestral, vocal; chorus - solo, chamber and instrumental.






Norton/Grove Concise Encyclopedia of Music, ed. by Stanley Sadie. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1988.


One paragragh of brief Information about Larsson's career and a listing of genres in which Larsson composed.


Panum, H and Behrend, W. Illustreret musikleksikon, 2nd ed. by P, Hamburger. Copenhagen: O.M. sandvik and J. Balzer, 1940.(1st ed.Copenhagen: O.M. Sandvik, 1924-6)




Randel, don Michael. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music. Cambrigde, Massachusetts and London , England: the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978.


One paragraph mentioning the most prominent works by Larsson.



Seeger, Horst. Musiklexikon, 2vl. Leipzig: Veb Deutscher Verlag f�r Musik, 1966.


One biographical paragraph.

Work list.


Sohlmans Musiklexikon, 5 vl. 2nd ed. by Hans �strand. Stockholm: Sohlmans Förlag AB, 1977. (2vl. 1st ed. 1948-52.)



Author: Göran Bergendal.

Four columns of text. Compared to all other dictionaries and encyclopedias, this is the most complete description of Larsson's life and his compositions. In detail is his change of composition style associated with various influences. There are also comments about Larsson's pupils and successors. Criticism that emerged from Larsson's contemporaries, concerning his blend of too many different styles within large-scale compositions, is mentioned.

Photograph: Portait of Lars-Erik Larsson.

Facsimile: The first autograph page of the saxophone concerto.

List of writings.

Work list: Orchestral, chamber, piano, solo voice.





Szabolcsi,Bence and Alad�r, T�th. Zenei Lexikon. Budapest: Zenem�kiad� V�llalat, 1965.


One biographical paragraph, including listing of Larsson's most prominent works.



Tonkonsten: internationellt musiklexikon 2vl. Stockholm: 1955-7. column. 22-24.




The World of Music. An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 4 vl., ed. by Kjell B. Sandved and Sverre Hagrup Bull. New York: Abradale Press, Inc., 1963.



One paragraph mentioning the most prominent works by Larsson.



Westrup, J.A. and Harrison, F.Ll. The New College Encyclopedia of Music, revised by Conrad Wilson. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1976. (1st ed. Wm Collins Sons & Co Ltd., 1959).


One biographical paragraph, mentioning in which genres Larsson contributed with compositions.














Austin, William W. Music In The 20th Century. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1966.


In the chapter Further steps in Soviet Union, America and Germany, Larsson is discussed as one of five Swedish symphonists who got influenced by their studies abroad. In the case of Larsson, Berg and Hindermith are mentioned as influences on Larssons compositions. The Pastorale Suite is mentioned as one of the compositions in neo-classical style.

Bergendal, Göran. 33 Svenska komponister. Falun: Göran Bergendal och J.A. Lindblads Bokförlag AB, 1972.




_________________. Moderna tonsättarprofiler. Stockholm: Göran Bergendal och J.A. Lindblads,1967. p.119-124.


Burbank, Richard. Twentieth Century Music. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1984.


Lists Larsson's birth place and birth date.





Butler, Stanley. Guide to the Best in Contemporary Piano Music. An Annotated List of Graded Solo Piano Music Published Since 1950. vl.II, levels 6-8. Metuchen, NJ.: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1973.

Short analytical review of the following opus: S�ng utan ord; Sonatin no.3,op.41. The difficulties of each composition are graded.

Connor, Herbert. Samtal med tonsättare. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur, 1971.


Interviews with 15 major Swedish composers, providing portrait, bibliography, list of work, discography and index. The interview with Larsson is extraordinary valuble in terms of significant quotes of the composer's thoughts.


_________________. Svensk musik 2. Fr�n Midsommarvaka till Aniara. Lund, Sweden: Bonniers, 1977.


In the chapter on Lars-Erik Larsson och 30-talisterna Connor talks about the influences that had strong inpact on Larsson's compositions, from 1930-1970. Extensive quotes from interviews with Larsson are given in the context of the works that are discussed. The entire chapter is extensively based on conversations with the composer, which makes this source a significant item of information concerning Larsson's own thought and interpretation.





Davidsson, Rolf. Musik i närbild. Stockholm: Sveriges Radios förlag, 1967. vol. 10.


"Romans" from Pastoralsvit...An analytical





Gee, Harry R. Saxophone Soloists and Their Music 1844-1985. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.


Lists the premiere of the Saxophone Concerto, op.14.




Hall, Charles J. A Twentieth - Century Musical Chronicle: Events 1900-1988. New York: Greeenwood Press, 1989.


Lists biographical highlights and new positions that Larsson assigned to: 1929 given a Govermental Grant. 1937 director of the Swedish Radio SO. 1946 professor in composition at the conservatory in Stockholm.

Hellqvist, Per-Anders; Bergendal, Göran; Peters�n, Gunilla; Ramsten, Märta; Westin, Lars; Björnberg, Alf and Karlsson, Henrik. Musical Life in Sweden. Stockholm: The Swedish Institute, 1987.


In the chapter "Post-war Art Music - some mainstreams and Profiles," by Göran Bergendal, a description of Larsson's changes in style throughout each decade.

Hinson, Maurice. Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, 2nd ed. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1987.


Short introduction about Larsson's styles of composing, followed by analytical description of the following works: 6 Croquises,op.38; sonatine B, op.16; Sonatine ,op.39/2; 12 Short Pieces for Piano,op.47.

Jacobsson, S. Musiken i Sverige. Väster�s: ICA-förlaget AB 1975.


A history of the musical life in Sweden from medival through 1970s.


____________. Svensk musik. Stockholm: Swedish Music Information Center, 1987.


English translation by R. Tanner.

Jacobsson, S and Peterson, Hans-Gunnar. Swedish Composers of the 20th Century. Stockholm: Swedish Music Information Center, 1993.


English translation by Roger Tanner and Peter Lyne.




Larsson, Lars-Erik. "Missa brevis." In Modern nordisk tid,pp. 109-136. Stockholm: Bengtsson, 1957.


Larsson discusses the process of composing. As an illustrative example, Larsson reconstructs the composing of his mass Missa brevis. The text is provided with incipits of sketches, as well as from the final score. This documentation gives an extraordinary detailed and interesting illustration of how Larsson, himself, thinks about the process of composing, in his own works. Larsson emphasizes the fact that he is not aware of many of the relations between preceding sketches and the final outcome, until reviewing his material.




Londeix, Jean-Marie. 125 ans de musique pour saxophone. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1971.


Three reviews of the Saxophone Concerto, op.14, by R. Bernard, Cl. Samuel and H. Halbreich.

Musical Life in Sweden, ed by Lena Roth, translation by Michael Johns. Stockholm: The Swedish Institute, 1987.

Larsson is discussed under the chapter "The Thirties Generation", by Göran Bergendal. p.27-30.

Nyblom, Teddy. De nya herrarna. Stockholm: Nyblom, 1959.

Lars-Erik Larsson, pp.287-93.

Olson, Lotten. Lars-Erik Larsson som filmkompositör. Stockhom: Stockholms univeritet, 1992.


Discusses Larsson's film music with focus on the production Snapphanar. Includes: short biography, film music during the 1930s and 1940s, composers in the film business, detail description and analysis of the Snapphanar production.



Pellerite, James J. A Handbook of Literature for the flute, 3rd. ed. Bloomington: ZALO Publications, 1978 ( 1st. ed. 1963).


Short analytical description of Concertino for Flute and String Orchestra,op.45/1.

Pergament, M. Svenska Tonsättare,. Stockholm: Hugo Gebers Förlag, 1943.


A history of Swedish composers, from J.H. Roman to the genration of the 1930s, e.g. Lars-Erik Larsson, Dag Wir�n, Gunnar de Frumerie.




Prieberg, Fred K. Musik und Musikpolitik in Schweden. Herrenberg: Musikverlag Gotthard F. Döring, after 1975.


A summery of how composers and musicians have supported themselves through stipends and governmental grants. Discusses how the music life in Sweden is financially organized. Mentions what financially support that has been given to Larsson.



Samuel, Claude. Panorama de l'art musical contemporian. Paris: Editions Gallimard, 1962.


Under the chapter La musique Su�doise one paragraph is dedicated to Larsson. Studies with Berg are mentioned as well as the Violin Concerto, op.42.



Slonimsky, Nicolas. ed., Music Since 1900, 5th ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1994. (1st ed. Coleman-Ross Company, Inc., 1937).


Lists compositions that have been presented at ISCM Festivals: Divertimento, Paris 26 June 1937; Missa Brevis, Stockholm 7 June 1959; Ostinato for Orchestra, Warsaw 21 April, 1939; Overture, Barcelona 23 April 1936; Sinfonietta, Florence 5 April 1934.




STIM, Swedish Music Information Center. Svensk Musik För Orkester 1985 - Swedish Music For Orchestra 1985. Stockholm: STIM, 1985.


Short description of Larsson's orchestral works.

Toskey, Brunett R. Concertos for Violin and Viola. Seattle, Washington: Printing Graphics by Writers Publishing Service Co.


Gives an analytical description of below - listed compositions. Violin Concerto,op.42; concertino for violin and String Orchestra, op.45/8; concertino for viola and String orchestra, op.45/9. Also gives information concerning editions, instrumentation and dedications. Grades difficulties and classifies each work to a certain level in reference to violin/viola concertos by major composers.


Music references.

Wallner,Bo. 40-tal. Stockholm: Rikskonserter /Informationsavdelningen, 1971.


Wallner describes what happened among composers in Sweden during the 1940s. A detailed table of what was composed during each year is given, comparing for groups of composers: 1) non-Scandinavian composers at the time,2) contemporary composers in Denmark, Norway and Finland, 3) Swedish composers who had appeared already during the 1920s and 1930s, 4) composers who did their debut during the 1940s.





______________. Missa Brevis. Stockholm: Nordiska Musikförlaget 1954.





______________. Music of our time in Scandinavia. Stockholm, London: Nordiska Musikförlaget, 1971.




_______________. V�r Tids Musik i Norden, Fr�n 20-tal till 60-tal. Stockholm: Nordiska Musikförlaget, 1968.

Bo Wallner presents in his book all composers in the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland), that were active from 1920 through the beginning of the 1960s. Larsson is mentioned together with his contemporaries, such as Dag Wir�n (1905-1986) and Gunnar de Frumerie (1908-1987). Wallner says that even if Larsson came in contact with both Arthur Honegger's (1892-1955) and Alban Berg's (1885-1935) music in the end of the 1920s, influences from those to composers are not visible in Larsson's compositions during the 1930s. On the other hand, elements associated with Hindemith are apparent between 1930 and 1935. Larsson's international debut at the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) Festival in Florence 1934 is mentioned. The saxophone concerto is mentioned as one of the most prominent compositions during the 1930s, all of which featured neo-classic style. Furthermore, Larsson's shift to neo-romantic style during the 1940s and his use of dodecaphonic forms during the 1950s are discussed.

Photographs: Portraits of Larsson and his contemporaries.

Music Examples: Sonatin nr 1 för piano, 4th movement. Förklädd gud (Disguised God). Musik för orkester, 1st movement. Tre stycken för orkester (Three Orchestral Pieces), 1st movement.







Wallner, Bo.; Blomstedt, H.; Lindberg, F. Lars-Erik Larsson och hans Concertinor. Stockholm: Radiotjänst, 1957.


Larsson's twelve concertinos, op.45. are discussed and analyzed one by one. Each analysis also provides suggestions to performers and conductors concerning performance practice. The introductory chapter is a detailed discussion on Larsson's earlier compositions and styles, written by Bo Wallner.





White, J. Perry. Twentieth - Century Choral Music. Metuchen, NJ. & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1990.


General comments on Birds Are Never Soaring Too High, including information about the text , ranges, difficulties, style. Also list publications, usage and level of performance difficulties.

Winquist, S.G. Musik i svenska ljudfilmer 1929-1979, 4 vl., 1980-1990.




Yoell, John H. The Nordic Sound. Boston: Crescendo Publidhing Co., 1974.


Description of Larsson's styles of composing followed by analytical review of Larsson's major compositions, covering orchestral, chamber, keyboard, vocal music.








Periodicals and Journals



Agerby, Aksel. "Fire Svenske Komponister," Dansk Musiktidsskrift 11 (n1 1936):24-25.






Anonymus letter to the editor, "Lars-Erik Larsson," Hörde ni (n5 1952):765, 783.





__________ , "Lars-Erik Larsson," Röster i Radio-TV 24 (n20 1957):14-15.





__________ , "Lars-Erik Larsson," Röster i Radio-TV 30 (n9 1963):22-23.




__________ , "Röster om Lars-Erik Larsson," Konsertnytt (special 88/89): 34-38.





Alldahl, P.G. and others. Den svenske tonsättarens situation," Nutida musik 14 (n2 1970/71):30


Larsson answers a survey of 6 questions, which have been asked to all the major Swedish composers at the time. Larsson says that his intent is to reach out to a broad audience. He tries not to categorize his music as being either light (popular) music or serious art music.





Bagger-Sjöbäck, L. "Concertinoserie - ett beriktigande av dess tillkomsthistoria," Musikrevy 45 (n3 1990): 91-2.


The article corrects misunderstanding concerning the initiative behind the concertino series op.45. The second edition of Sohlmans musiklexikon says that the series was commissioned and ordered from the Swedish Radio. The correction is that the initiative and idea of a concertino series was Larsson's only. However, the Swedish Radio was more than Willing to premier the entire series in their own program during the season 1957/58.




___________________. "Hur har det g�tt med Lars-Erik Larsson's concertinor," Musikrevy 14 (1959):212.





___________________. "30-talisterna contra 40-talisterna - n�gra erfarenheter fr�n förlagsfronten," Musikrevy 44

(1989): 250-2.




Bengtsson, I. "Schwedishe Musik des 20 Jahrhunderts," Melos (Zeitschrift f�r Neue Musik) 23 (December 1956): 340-1.


Short (two paragraphs) biography mentioning significant works.



Bergendal, Göran. "Att beh�lla sitt gamla ansikte," Nutida musik (n3 1961/62): 9-13.


Bergendal, who at the time studied modern counterpoint with Larsson at Uppsala University, discusses Larsson's dodecaphonic forms of composing. The article focuses on Three Orchestral Pieces, op.49, which was commissioned by the Swedish Radio and premiered at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, Friday January 26, 1962, 8 pm.

Portrait of Larsson.

Incipits of op.49.

________________. "Att flyga som Mozart," Röster i Radio-TV 35 (n.19 1968):20-21.


At Larsson's sixtieth birthday Bergendal portraits Larsson. The article focuses around Larsson's continuous appeal to the neo-classical idioms and Mozart in particular.




________________. "Det eviga sökandet: en vandring längs med Lars-Erik Larssons musik," Konsertnytt (special 1988/89): 3-12.




________________. "�Gatumusik� p� hög niv�," Tonfallet (n12 1973):7.


Discussion on R��rokoko,op.64.




______________. "Lars-Erik Larsson p� lyssnarens sida," Tonfallet (n4 1989):9-13.






______________. "Nya stycken av L-E Larsson," Nutida musik 14 (n2 1970/71): 20.

A short review of Larsson's Tre stycken för klarinett och piano, after it was premiered at the Swedish Radio, Studio 2, Stockholm, Tuesday December 1, 1970 at 6 pm.



_____________. "Svensk musikv�r 1976," Nutida Musik 19 (n3 1976/77): 16-17.


A analysis of Missa Brevis, preceded by a summerizing biography.


The article appears both in Swedish and English.




____________. "30-talisten som Blev dodekafonist," Musikrevy 17 (n3 1962): 82-4.


Description of Larsson's twelve tone system presented in 3 orkesterstycken op.49. Contains music examples.




Berlin, Leo. "En violin konsert i regnb�gens tecken - kring nyinspleningen av en L-E Larsson konsert," Musikrevy 33 (n2 1978): 54-5.






Berling, Berit. "Han föder glupsk f�gelunge med musik," Röster i Radio TV, 25 (n4 1958):43.


One page article promoting the premiere of Larsson's concertinos, broadcast by the Swedish Radio.






Brandel, �ke. "A Mature Generation," Musikrevy 15 (n3 1960, Extra): 61-2.


Music examples.





______________. "A Mature Generation," Musikrevy International 3 (1960):61-62.


A review of various compositions, including Op. 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 24, 31, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45.

___________. "Eine Reife Generation," Musikrevy International (1959):47-59.

____________. "Kring trettiotalisterna," Musikrevy 14 (1959): 267-271, 303-307.

Discusses composers during the 1930s; Larsson, Dag Wir�n, Gunnar de Frumerie and Erland von Koch.



_____________. "Sweden's Contribution to the World Music Bank," Musikrevy 15 (n3 1960 Extra): 84.



Contains comments on Music for Orchestra, op.40.



Brodin, Gereon. "Swedish Composer - Past and Present," Sweden in Music (March 1949): 23-24.



Larsson is mentioned together with Dag Wir�n and Gunnar de Frumerie as "A new age".

Broman, S. "Lars-Erik Larsson," Röster i Radio-TV (n7 1946):10,16.




____________. Lars-Erik Larsson, i serien VJ:s närbild, Vecko Journalen (n12 1948).


Carlstedt, Jan Axel; Milveden, Ingmar and others. "Lars-Erik Larsson ha g�tt ur tiden," Musikrevy 42 (n2 1987): 69-70.

In memorial.

Cover portrait.





Davidsson, R. "L-E Larsson," Musikrev. International (1954):19-21.


The article is basically an analysis of God in Disguise, op.24 (1940), preceded by a biographical introduction and breif discussion of earlier compositions.

Engström, Bengt Olof. "Musik att f� Nobelpris till" �rsskrift Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien (1987):149-175.


Larsson's music at the Nobel Prize ceremonies.




Ericsson, Uno Myggan. "Verk För str�kkvartett," Konsertnytt (special 1988/89): 13-17.



Finnberg, Karl-Olof. "Popular Music in Sweden," Musikrevy International 3 (1960):84.


Analytical review of Music for Orchestra, op.40.




Freed, R. "Music's Northern Lights," Stereo Review 34 (June 1975): 51.

Review of a recording of Orchestra Variations, op.51, preceded by a brief biography.





Fyris and Lundag�rd, "Saxofonkonsert." Röster i Radio/TV (n25 1935):10,13.

Promotion of Rascher's performances of the Saxophone





Hartley, Janet."Obituary," The Musical Times 128 (March 1987): 159.


Two paragraphs describing Larsson's works and life.



Hedwall, L. "Nutida musik i �rebro," Nutid Musik 17 (n4 1973-74): 4.

Review of Liten serenad för str�korkester: "It resembles Haydn's sonata form and the serenade of the 18th century, but the adagio has influences of Sibelius......"

Höjer, Olof. "Lars-Erik Larsson och pianot," Musikrevy 34 (n5 1979): 230-35.


Comments about Sju sm� fugor - med preludier i gammal stil.




_____________. "National Romanticism and modernism in Sweden 1920-1940", Musikrevy special edition; Tradition and Progress in Swedish Music (1973): 75-78.


One column discussing Larsson's contributions during the 1930s and 1940s.



Johnsson, Bengt. "Ny musik for amat�rorkester," Nordisk Musik Kultur 7 (March 1958): 17-18.


Review of Larsson's Concertinos, op.45.(In Danish).




Ketting, Knud. "BIS CD catalogue," Nordic Sound (June 1985):21.

Reviewing the recording of the Concerto for Saxophone, op.14, which was unsuccessful, due to performance of the soloist Pekka Savijoki.


_______________. "Phono Suecia," Nordic Sound (September 1985): 20.


Promoting recording of Music for Orchestra, op.40.




Kim (sign). "Lars-Erik Larsson," Röster i Radio/TV (n17 1941):8.


Larsson's early carrer and childhood.




Klinger, Armin. "Stockholm Musikfest 1955," Zeitschrift f�r Musik (Melos) 116 (August-September 1955): 520.


Review of the premier of the String Quartet no.? at the Musikfest in Stockholm 1955.


Krause, Gerhard. "Bedachtsamer Fortschritt; zum Musikschaften Schwedens," Musica 6(February 1952): 63-65.


Review of Music for Orchestra, op.40.




Larsson, Lars-Erik. "Biografisk notis," Nutida musik (n1 1960/61):51.


Biographical paragraph, followed by review of op.45, especially concertino for clarinet.




*__________________. Due auguri. 1. Omaggio Consevatorio 2. Ricamo all'accademia, Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien. �rsskrift (1971):40.


Text in Swedish and English.




*___________________. Hur jag börjande," Musikvärlden,(1946):2-5.


Larsson describes his childhood and illustrates how his earliest attempts to write music turn out. The autobiography goes up to the time of his arrival and studies in Stockholm. Thereafter, Larsson states his general views concerning whether or not the composer could have to explain his music in words or not, e.g. absolute music in contrast to program music. Other contemporary phenomina such as quarter tones are discussed.


Facsimile: Autograph of Passacaglia from Prinsessan av Cypern.

Work list.



Larsson, Lars-Erik and others. "Om och till Bo Linde," Musikrevy 25 (n6 1970): 315.




Liljefors, I. "När Fylkingen blev till," Musikrevy 32 (n4 1977): 245-7.






McCredie, A. "The Music of Sweden," Canon 12 (September 1958): 45.

Larsson known in Australia for his Saxophone Concerto. Together with Dag Wir�n, Larsson represents the neo-classicism and can be compared with theirs contemporaries in England and France. However, both Larsson and Wir�n are influenced by Carl Nilsen. Most of Larsson's works are in divertimento style - for small orchestra. Recent compositions such as the Music for Orchestra has a darker harmony than the cantata Förklädd gud and the Pastoralsviten. The Violin Konsert is one of the best Scandinavian violin concertos along with Sibelius' and Faten Valen's violin concertos.(McCedie)




Nagy, Kären N. "Obituary," Notes 44 (n4 1988): 702.






Nordström, Sixten,"Lars-Erik Larsson," Konsertnytt (n1 1983/84): 20-22, 37-38.






Pacey, Martin. "Northern Soul," The Strad 100 (June 1989):453.


Examination of three Swedish violin concertos, e.g. concertos by Gunnar Bucht, Lars-Erik Larsson and Lille-Bror Söderlundh.



Percy, Gösta. "Leading Swedish Composers of the Twentieth Century," Musikrevy, Swedish music past and present ( 1967 special edition):70-1


A one column of biography on Larsson, followed by a work list.

Discography. :103.

____________. Konserterande för alla instrument, Musikrevy 13 (1958):83-84.


Comments about op.45.


____________. "Music Miniatures of Our Time," Musikrevy 15

(n31963 Extra): 31.




_____________. "Svenska tonsättare i det tjugonde seklet," Musikrevy 22 (n5 1967): 229-30.



Work list.

Rascher, Sigurd. "Ret For Saxofonen," Dansk Musiktidsskrift 11 (n4 1936):100-101, 118-121.


History of the saxophone, mentioning contemporary works for saxophone, such as the Larsson concerto.

Reimers, Gerd. "Lars-Erik Larsson med dirigentens ögon och öron; Gred Reimers pratar med Sten frykberg," Musikrevy 33 (n2 1978): 52-4.




Reimers, Lennart. "Swedish Piano Music," Canon 12 (September 1958): 89-90.


Review of three sonatines for piano (1936, 1948, 1950). Reimers describe the music as nordic - romantic melody, bouyant rhythms and harmony resembling Hindermith.



Sandberg, Ingrid. "Stockholm Season Livened by Visitors from Abroad," Musical America 78 (Februari 1958): 184.


Review of what was happening/will happen during the 1957/58 concert season in Stockholm. Larsson's Twelve concertinos, op.45, are reviewed and announced to be broadcasted.


Sjöberg, L. "30-talismen d� och nu" Musikrevy 25 (n5 1970): 246.






Stare, I. "FörKlädd gud - Lyrisk svit," Skolmusik 22 (n3 1958):12-14, reprint: Musikrevy 8 (1953). 75-77.




STIMs Informationscentral för Svensk Musik. "Svensk musik 1957," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 40 (1958):252.


Annotated index for Swedish musik composed during 1957. Lists commissions, dedications, movements and the length of the composition. Lists complete information on the performance, if premiered during the same year. Concertinos, op.45 no.3 för klarinett och str�korkester; no.11 för kontrabas och str�korkester; no.12 för piano och str�korkester. Nattens ljus (film music).

_________________."�ldre verk uruppförda 1957/Earlier works first performed in 1957," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 40 (1958): 257.


Index of earlier works first performed in 1957. Listing date, place and performers of the premiere. De fyra st�nden; Vinteräng.

_______________ ."Svensk musik 1960," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 43 (1961):243.


Annotated index for Swedish musik composed during 1960. Lists commissions, dedications, movements and the length of the composition. Lists complete information on the performance, if premiered during the same year. Tolv sm� pianostycken,op.47; Adagio för str�korkester,op.48; Tre orkesterstycken,op.49.



__________________."�ldre verk uruppförda 1961/Earlier works first performed in 1961," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 44 (1962):213.


Index of earlier works first performed in 1961. Listing date, place and performers of the premiere. Adagio för str�korkester,op.48; Tolv sm� pianostycken,op.47.

__________________."�ldre verk uruppförda 1962/Earlier works first performed in 1962," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 45 (1963):249.


Index of earlier works first performed in 1962. Listing date, place and performers of the premiere. Tre orkesterstycken,op.49.



__________________. "Svensk musik 1963," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 46 (1964): 230.


Annotated index for Swedish musik composed during 1963. Lists commissions, dedications, movements and the length of the composition. Lists complete information on the performance, if premiered during the same year. Promotion musik 1963.

_________________."�ldre verk uruppförda 1963/Earlier works first performed in 1963," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 46 (1964): 234.


Index of earlier works first performed in 1963. Listing date, place and performers of the premiere. Orkestervariationer,op.50.

__________________. "Svensk musik 1964," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 47 (1965): 163.


Annotated index for Swedish musik composed during 1964. Lists commissions, dedications, movements and the length of the composition. Lists complete information on the performance, if premiered during the same year. Intrada Solemnis,op.51; �tta s�nger, op.52.

__________________. "Svensk musik 1965," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 48 (1966): 276.


Annotated index for Swedish musik composed during 1965. Lists commissions, dedications, movements and the length of the composition. Lists complete information on the performance, if premiered during the same year. Soluret och urnan.

__________________. "Svensk musik 1967," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 50 (1968): 174.


Annotated index for Swedish musik composed during 1967. Lists commissions, dedications, movements and the length of the composition. Lists complete information on the performance, if premiered during the same year. Lyrisk fantasi,op.54.



__________________. "Svensk musik 1969," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 52 (1970):132.


Annotated index for Swedish musik composed during 1969. Lists commissions, dedications, movements and the length of the composition. Lists complete information on the performance, if premiered during the same year. Sonatina for violoncello and piano, op.60.; Tre citat,op.59; Sju sm� fugor med preludier för piano, op.58; Fem pianostycken, op.57; Lätta spelstycken,op.56.;



________________. "�ldre verk uruppförda 1970/Earlier works first performed in 1970," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 53 (1971):156.


Index of earlier works first performed in 1970. Listing date, place and performers of the premiere. Tre Citat,op.59.



________________. "Svensk musik 1970," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 53 (1971):148.


Annotated index for Swedish musik composed during 1970.Lists commissions, dedications, movements and the length of the composition. Lists complete information on the performance, if premiered during the same year. Three pieces for clarinet and piano,op.61.

_________________. "�ldre verk uruppförda 1971/Earlier works first performed in 1971," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 54 (1972): 156.


Index of earlier works first performed in 1971. Listing date, place and performers of the premiere. Due auguri,op.62.



_______________ . "Svensk musik 1975," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 58 (n1 1976):70.


Annotated index for Swedish musik composed during 1975.Lists commissions, dedications, movements and the length of the composition. Lists complete information on the performance, if premiered during the same year. String Quartet no.3.



________________. "�ldre verk uruppförda 1976/Earlier works first performed in 1976," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 59 (1977):106.


Index of earlier works first performed in 1976. Listing date, place and performers of the premiere; String Quartet no.3, op.65.



________________. "�ldre verk uruppförda 1982/Earlier works first performed in 1982," Svensk Tidskrift För Musikforskning 65 (1983):168.


Index of earlier works first performed in 1982. Listing date, place and performers of the premiere; Musica permutatio, op.66.


Thoor, Alf, "Lars-Erik Larsson," Röster i Radio-TV 19 (n37 1952):8.




Tykesson, Anders. "Lyrisk expressionism och sträng kontrapunkt: n�gra skeden i Lars-Erik Larssons skapande," �rsskrift Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien (1987):26-46.




Törnblom, F.H. "Lars-Erik Larsson," Studiekamr. 31 (1949): 75-76.



Wallner, Bo. "Nutida svenska kompositörer 14. Lars-Erik Larsson," Tidskrift för det folkliga musiklivet. V�r s�ng 23 (1950): 46-47, 55.




____________. "Larsson's väg till en fiolkonsert," Röster i Radio/TV. (n23 1953):8.



Newspaper Articles


"Musiken m�ste sväva." Dagens nyheter, 26 June 1983.

Author: Leif Aare.

Reporter strövar fritt. Dagens Nyheter, 4 June, 1956.


Author; Barbro Alving.




"Teater Musik Film." Dagens Nyheter, 23 January, 1936.


Author: C. B-g. (sign)

Review of Rascher's performance of the saxophone concerto.

"Det stora musikutbudet skapar övermättnad." Dagens Nyheter, 12 January 1976.


Author: Marcus Boldemann.


Lars-Erik Larsson, Upplänska kostnärer. UNT, 28 September 1962.


Author: T. Brunius.


"Lars-Erik Larsson, Pastoralsvitens skapare död: hans musik gick rakt in i v�ra hjärtan." Göteborgs-Posten, 28 December 1986.


Author: H�kan Dahl and Tore Ljungberg.




Orkesterföreningens symfonikonsert." Norrköpings tidningar, 28 November, 1934.


Author: G.E.

Review of Rascher's performance of the saxophone concerto.

Det enkla och det sv�ra värt, Lars-Erik Larsson 60 �r. Svenska Dagbladet, 15 May, 1968.


Author: U-B. Edberg.




"Ett divertimento tolkat med espri." Svenska Dagbladet, 18 November, 1988.


Author: Ulla-Britt Edberg


Review of Christer Johnsson's performance of the

Saxophone Concerto.




"En folkkär tonsättare: klassisk enkelhet och dissonans." Helsingborgs Dagblad, 14 January 1987.


Author: Henrik Halvarsson.




"Teater & Musik." �stergötlands folkblad, 28 November, 1934.

Author: J.J-n.

Review of Rascher's performance of the Saxophone Concerto.




"Lars-Erik Larsson - en uppmärksammad tonsättare." Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning, 29 May 1936.


Author: G. Jeanson.




"Jag vill skriva vacker musik." Sydsvenska Dagbladet - snällposten, 29 August 1976.


Author: Carlh�kan Lars�n.






"Lars-Erik Larsson död." Sydsvenska Dagbladet - snällposten, 28 December 1986.


Author: Carlh�kan Lars�n.




"Lars-Erik Larsson och Uppsala." UNT, 8 January 1987.


Author: Carl Rune Larsson.




Di f�ste fjeden. Sydsvenska Dagbladets �rsbok 1970.


Author: Lars-Erik Larsson




"Larsson i 6A." Aftonbladet, 8 April 1985.


Author: Bo Lid�n.






"Swedish modern music: Old and new world!" Nordstjernan, 30 June 1994.


Author: Geoffrey Shaw Monmouth

Review of Anders Lundeg�rd's performance of the Saxophone Concerto.


"Swedish modern music: Old and new world!" The Sun - USA News, July 1994.


Author: Geoffrey Shaw Monmouth

Review of Anders Lundeg�rd's performance of the Saxophone Concerto.




"Unga musikers kväll," Sm�landsposten, 6 December, 1991.


Author: Ladis M�ller

Review of Anders Lundeg�rd's performance of the Saxophone Concerto.

"�Förklädd Gud� erövrar världen." Arbetet, 1 October 1983.


Author: Sixten Nordström.




"Lars-Erik Larsson död: en stor förlust för svensk musik." Arbetet, 28 December 1986.


Author: Sixten Nordström.




"Tilja, film och rad." Svenska Dagbladet, 23 January, 1936.

Author: M. P.

Review of Rascher's performance of the Saxophone Concerto.



"En melodi kräver mer än kunnande." Arbetet, 16 March 1980.


Author: Bertil Palmqvist.




Lars-Erik Larssons produktion. Svenska Dagbladet and Socialdemokraten, 4 September 1941.


Author: Moses Pergament.




Lars-Erik Larsson - ung komponist med publiktycke. Svenska Dagbladet, 11 October 1936.


Author: Kajsa Rootz�n.




Lars-Erik Larsson. Söndadsproträttet, Stockholms-Tidningen 13 March 1949.


Author: Sminx (sign).




"Musiken som gjorde honom berömd." Göteborgs-tidningen, 17 May 1981.


Author: Thomas Svedborg.











Brown, L. Joel. Swedish piano music published between 1950 and 1970. Indiana University: DMA, Piano Pedagogy and Music Literature, 1985.


An analysis of contemporary Swedish piano music published between 1950 and 1970, including works by Sven-Erik Bäck, Erland von Koch, Jan Bark, Gösta Nystroem, and Maurice Karkoff. The works display a wide range of stylistic diversity; and works in two collections (Ny Nordisk Klavermusik and Sveska Albumblad 1962), as well as pedagogical works by Karkoff, von Koch, Lars-Erik Larsson, Dag Wir�n and Gunnar de Frumerie, are analyzed and graded according to difficulty. (Brown)




Tucker, Wallace Edward. The solo tenor trombone works by Gordon Jacob, a lecture recital, together with three recitals of selected works by L. Bassett, W. Hartley, B. Blacher, E. Bloch, D. White, F. David, G. Wagensell, J. Casterede, L-E. Larsson and others. University of North Texas: DMA doc., 1987.






Hedblad, Lars, jacket notes to Konsert för saxofon och str�korkester op.14. Caprice, 1984.- LP. Christer Johnsson, Leif Segerstam/Radiosymfonikerna.


Two columns of text in Swedish and English. General introdution about Larsson' career followed by an analytical description of the concerto.

Photograph portraiting Larsson at the time when the concerto was written (1934).

Skans, Per, jacket notes to Konsert för saxofon och str�korkester op.14. BIS, 1983.-LP. Pekka Savijoki, Jorma Panula/Stockholms Nya Kammarorkester.


Four paragraphs of text in Swedish, English (trans. by John Skinner), German (trans. by Per Skans), and French (trans. by Arlette Chen�-wiklander. In addition to general description of Larsson and background of the concerto, the virtuosity in this concerto designed for Sigurd Rascher, is discussed.


Sveriges Radio, grammofonarkivet. Konsert för saxofon och str�korkester, op.14. Stockholm: Radiotjänst, Reference #: RE 715/7, 1935.

Sigurd Rascher and Stockholm's Radio Orchestra

conducted by the composer. First time broadcast:

1 January, 1948.



Editions of Music

Konsert för saxofon och str�korkester op.14. Piano reduction by Hans Holewa. Stockholm: AB Carl Gehrmans Förlag, 1952.




Konsert för saxofon och str�korkester op.14. Miniscore. Stockholm: AB Carl Gehrmans Förlag, 1952.


Author: Alf Thoor.

Preface describing Larsson's debut in Florence the same year as the concerto was written (1934). Continuing with short analysis of the composition and further summarizes Larsson's style of composing during the 1930s and 1940s.



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