Rangström was briefly a pupil of Johan Lindegren in Stockholm in 1903 and 1904 , of Hans Pfitzner in Berlin in 1905 and 1906 and took singing lessons from Julius Hey from 1905 to 1907 . Nonetheless, Rangström remained largely a musical autodidact, but received the State Composers' Grant for the years 1910, 1911, 1913 and 1915. He also worked as a singing teacher and music critic for various newspapers in his hometown. From 1922 he worked as a conductor (initially in Gothenburg ). From 1930 to 1936 he was press attaché at the Royal Swedish Opera. He died in 1947 of a long-term larynx disease.
He was particularly prominent as the composer of around 300 songs and is considered one of the most important Swedish composers in this field. In addition, he composed operas, symphonies and chamber music. Like his compatriot Kurt Atterberg , Rangström started from a late romantic sound ideal and later found the way to garish and dissonant sound effects.
- Kronbruden ( The Crown Bride ) according to Strindberg , 1915, first performance in 1919 in Stuttgart by Max von Schillings
- Medeltida ( Medieval ), 1918 (Premiere Stockholm 1921)
- Gilgamesj , 1943/44 (orchestration completed by John Fernström )
- Dithyramb , 1909
- Divertimento elegiaco för stråkorkester, 1918
- Symphony No. 1, August Strindberg in memoriam , in C sharp minor, 1914
- Symphony No. 2, Mittland ( Mein Land ) in D minor, 1919
- Symphony No. 3, Sång under stjärnorna ( Singing under the stars ) in D flat major, 1929
- Symphony No. 4, Invocatio , in D minor, 1936
- approx. 300 songs, for voice and piano, approx. 60 of them also orchestrated. 24 of the songs are composed on Rangström's own texts.
- String Quartet, A Night Piece in E.Th.A. Hoffmann's manner , 1909
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Rangström, Anders Johan Ture (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swedish composer, conductor, singing teacher and music critic|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 30, 1884|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Stockholm|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 11, 1947|
|Place of death||Stockholm|