Wallgren, Jan (1936-1996)
Compositor y pianista de jazz Noruego nacido en Oslo

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För levande och döda : ett rekviem
Requiem for The Living And The Dead
Requiem para los Vivos y la Muerte 
Foer levande och doeda“, (Für Lebende und Tote) 
19 partes
Dura 75 minutos
Music: Jan Wallgren
Text: Thomas Tranströmer
Pernilla August: Recitation
Rolf Lindblom: Piano
Margareta Ridderstedt: Soprano
Lennart Åberg: Soprano Saxophone
Camerata Upsaliae, with brass from Musik i Uppland
Collegium Cantorum
Director: Lars Angerdal
Jan Wallgren, born February 21, 1935 in Oslo, dead June 2, 1996 in Stockholm. He devoted himself for many years mainly to jazz and toured with his own trio as well as playing in several different jazz orchestras, and his piano playing and compositions marked the quartet that Bengt Ernryd led during the middle of the 60s. Jan has appeared as a soloist and composer with among others the Swedish Radio Jazz Group and the Polish Radios Big band, andhe is documented both on LP and CD.
Aside from working as a piano soloist, orchestra leader, and theatre musician, Jan taught singers and musicians, classically trained pianists, and music students. He wrote theatre and film music, and composed an opera, "Balagantjik," that was premiered at the Royal Swedish Opera in 1986. Among several important compositions, his Requiem, "För levande och döda" (For Living and Dead), set to texts by the poet Tomas Tranströmer, stands out.

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