20th-century Music in Sweden. An Overview


  • Martin Knust Linnæus University in Växjö




Sweden, art music, 20th-century music, music politics, historical overview


Sweden appeared as a music exporting country on the map in the beginning of the 20th century. Located between different shifting military and political blocks it maintained a politics that contributed to some extent to the specific shape of Sweden’s music life which this overview outlines.


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Author Biography

  • Martin Knust, Linnæus University in Växjö

    Martin KNUST (martin.knust@lnu.se) studied musicology, theology and philosophy in Greifswald, Berlin and Dresden. Magister Artium (M.A.) in musicology 2000, grade of a Dr. phil. 2006. Since 2007 appointments and lectureships at the E.-M.-Arndt-University in Greifswald, the Technical University in Berlin, University of Örebro and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. 2008–2012 postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Stockholm. Since 2013 Senior lecturer in musicology at the Department of Music and Art at the Linnæus University in Växjö, Sweden. Guest teacher at academic institutions in Switzerland, Finland, Estonia, Portugal and Kenya. Various printed publications, especially about Richard Wagner, Jean Sibelius and other Northern composers of the 19th to 21st centuries, the church music of the 16th century, and the music of Cambodia.



15. 11. 2018




How to Cite

Knust, M. (2018). 20th-century Music in Sweden. An Overview. Musicological Annual, 54(2), 31-43. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.54.2.31-43