Oskar Lindberg (Swedish romantic composer)

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Oskar Fredrik Lindberg, born on 23 February 1887 in Gagnef, Dalarna, Sweden died 10th April 1955 in Stockholm,[1] was a Swedish composer, church musician, teacher and professor.In 1939 he edited the Church of Sweden's hymnbook. His 1912 Requiem was of particular importance to the history of Swedish liturgical works.

At a meeting in Gagnefs missionary hall he heard a sang that made a deep impression on him. For a radio broadcast in 1936 he arranged an organ piece based on this melody which became known as the Gammal fäbodpsalm från Dalarna. Today this is his best known and most frequently performed work.


He wrote in a romantic idiom which blended features of composers such as Rachmaninoff and Sibelius with folk music and impressionistic elements.

Lindberg was also prominent as a teacher, holding posts in the conservatory in Stockholm as well as in local high schools. He was a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of music from 1926 until his death.

He is the uncle of jazz musician and composer Nils Lindberg.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 Organ Favourites Hans Fagius 1
1994 Organ Fireworks V Christopher Herrick 1
1998 Organ Bon Bons Ulrik Spang-Hanssen 2
2002 Organ Dreams 3 Christopher Herrick 1
2004 Cantus nordicus Ines Maidre 1
2006 Caprice Alison Balsom 1
2008 Klassista panhuilulla illan hetkiin Sinikka Illikainen ja Markku Jaakkola 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Your Favourite Classics Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Sköna Gröna Dagar Compilation Various Artists 1
2000 I denna ljuva sommartid Compilation Various Artists 1
2011 Nordisk Romantik Compilation Various Artists 1
Klassisia suosikkisävelmiä 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
Opus 3: Special 20th Anniversary Celebration Disc Compilation Various Artists 1

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