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Einar Englund

Sven Einar Englund (June 17, 1916-June 27, 1999) was a Finnish composer. Englund was born in Ljugam, and studied with Bengt Carlson at the Sibelius Academy. On a recommendation from Sibelius, possibly on the basis of his piano quintet, he continued his studies with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood. He fought in World War II, an experience which inspired at least some of his earlier works. He died in 1999, also in Ljugam. His output includes seven symphonies of which several have nicknames (number 1, War Symphony (1946); number 2, Blackbird (1948); number 4 for strings and percussion, Nostalgic dedicated to the memory of Dmitri Shostakovich), and number 6, Aphorisms; two piano concertos, concertos for flute, clarinet, violin and cello, incidental music to The Great Wall of China, film scores including The Reindeer, and chamber music including the piano quintet (1941), a string quartet (1985, first performed 1986), and a wind quintet.
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