b. March 17, 1927 - Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish composer and music critic. Karkoff studied at the Stockholm Musikhögskolan. He studied with Lars-Erik Larsson, Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Erland von Koch, André Jolivet and Vogel. He was assistant musi critic for Stockholms-tidningen (1962-66). He became a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music in 1977.

“In his music he broke away in the 1950s from his Swedish contemporaries, enthusiastically experimenting with a wide range of new forms and techniques. However, his work is essentially Romantic, lightly orchestrated and with an expressive melodic style. After the turning-point of the Variations for orchestra (1961), he found a new sense of freedom in the ensuing decade with his discovery of oriental rhythms and harmonies.” – Rolf Haglund, Grove Music Online

Edited by CousinMosquito on 15 Jan 2009, 18:11

All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Text may also be available under the GNU Free Documentation License.


Generated from facts marked up in the wiki.

No facts about this artist

You're viewing version 1. View older versions, or discuss this wiki.

You can also view a list of all recent wiki changes.

More Information

From other sources.