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PETTERSSON, Gustaf Allan
b Vastra Ryd, 19 September 1921
d Stockholm, 20 June 1980, aged sixty-eight

He was brought up in poverty. He studied at Stockholm University from 1930 to 1939. A Jenny Lind Scholarship in 1939 took him to Paris, but the German invasion forced him to return horn e. Until 1951 he was a violist in the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; then he returned to Paris, as a pupil of Honegger at the Conservatory. After 1964 arthritis prevented him from playing the viola.

1936 (25)

Four Improvisations for string trio

1943-5 (32-4)

Barefoot Songs

1948 (37)

Fugue for woodwind

1949 (38)

Concerto for violin and string quartet

1949 (38)

Concerto for string orchestra No. 1

1950-1 (39-40)

Symphony No. 1 (later withdrawn)

1953 (43)

Symphony No. 2

1955 (45)

Symphony No. 3

1956 (46)

Concerto for string orchestra No. 2

1957 (47)

Concerto for string orchestra No. 3

1959 (49)

Symphony No. 4

1962 (52)

Symphony No. 5

1966 (56)

Symphony No. 6

1967 (57)

Symphony No. 7

1969 (59)

Symphony No. 8

1970 (60)

Symphony No. 9

1972 (62)

Symphony No. 10

1973 (63)

Symphony No. 11

Symphonic Movement

1974 (64)

Symphony No. 12 De Doda pa torget

1976 (64)

Symphony No. 13

1978 (66)

Symphony No. 14

Symphony No. 15

Symphony No. 16 for saxophone and orchestra

1979 (68)

Violin Concerto No. 2

Pettersson also wrote other instrumental works and songs.

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