Ture Rangström

Biography

Born: November 30, 1884; Stockholm, Sweden   Died: May 11, 1947; Stockholm, Sweden  
One of Sweden's most favored composers of song, Ture Rangström left a number of works for voice and piano figuring prominently in the recital performances of celebrated Swedish singers. From Jussi Björling, Nicolai Gedda, Elisabeth Söderström, Kerstin Meyer, and Birgit Nilsson to later artists such as Anne-Sofie von Otter, Håkan Hagegård, Birgitta Svendén, and Solveig Kringelborn, Scandinavian singers Read more brought Rangström's works before an international public. Aside from his important song literature, other aspects of the composer's career also demand attention: Rangström was a respected conductor, a critic of no small influence, and -- as founder of the Swedish Society of Composers in 1924 -- a capable organizer. After studying composition and taking beginning voice lessons in his native country, Rangström underwent further training as a composer and singer in Berlin. There he was also instructed in composition by Hans Pfitzner. He continued to study singing in Munich, gaining a technical grounding that made his songs vocally effective and also afforded him an ongoing part-time career as a singing teacher. To supplement his income further, he worked as a critic for four publications between 1907 and 1943. Rangström made his podium debut in 1915 and was thereafter regarded as a reliable conductor. For three years, beginning in 1922, he was principal conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. From 1930 to 1936, he served the Royal Swedish Opera in what would later be known as public relations. Although he had felt the pull of Impressionism, Rangström drew most heavily on Romanticism as it was manifested in his native Sweden. His early orchestral works, appearing after 1910, were in the form of symphonic poems (Dityramb, Ett midsommerstycke, and En höstsång). Later, he turned to symphonies, four in all, produced between 1914 and 1936. Aside from his songs, Rangström completed some other miscellaneous orchestral pieces, a few chamber works, some cantatas, and two operas, Kronbrüden (The Crown Bride) in 1915 and Medeltida (Middle Ages), completed in 1921. In his songs, however, Rangström is most truly himself. Whether he was influenced by theories positing that song arises from speech, or simply accepted them as confirmation of his own inner beliefs, the composer wrote songs of long-spanned melody placed comfortably on the text and pleasing, never tortured, harmonic movement. Read less
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    Voyage Home: Songs Of Finland, Sweden And Norway
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 3254 Release Date: 03/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erkki Melartin,  Traditional,  Fredrik Pacius,  Vaino Hannikainen  ... 
    Performer:  Rhonda Kline,  Mimmi Fulmer,  Bruce Bengtson
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    Fiddler's Spring / Juha Kangas, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Alba   Catalog: 330 Release Date: 03/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Einojuhani Rautavaara,  Lars-Erik Larsson,  Ture Rangström,  Pehr Henrik Nordgren  ... 
    Conductor:  Juha Kangas
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    Sa Tag Mit Hjerte
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 685 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Enrique Granados,  Carl Nielsen,  Rued Langgaard,  Peter E. Lange-Müller  ... 
    Performer:  Tove Lonskov,  Tina Kiberg
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    Till Solveig / Karen Vourc'h, Susan Manoff
    Label: Aparte   Catalog: 2 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Edvard Grieg,  Ture Rangström,  Jean Sibelius
    Performer:  Karen Vourc'h,  Susan Manoff
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    Label: Collector's Classics   Catalog: 21681 Release Date: 05/24/2011   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Martha Ohlson,  Emil Sjögren,  Wilhelm Stenhammar,  Erik Gustaf Geijer  ... 
    Performer:  Martha Ohlson,  Emil Sjögren,  Wilhelm Stenhammar,  John Forsell  ... 
    Conductor:  Erik Tuxen,  Sixten Ehrling,  Sten Frykberg,  Adolf Wiklund  ... 
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    Lorri Lail - Recordings 1941-1948
    Label: Hafg   Catalog: 10135 Release Date: 12/17/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Heinrich Schütz,  Knut Hakanson,  Harald Fryklöf  ... 
    Performer:  Lorri Lail
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    Nordic Songs
    Label: Itm Classics   Catalog: 911 Release Date: 02/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Billich,  Sigfús Halldórsson,  Carl Nielsen,  Icelandic Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Gudrun Ingimars,  Tatjana Blome,  Davide Formisano,  Andrej Lebedev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rastrelli Cello Quartet
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    Songs From The North
    Label: Phaedra   Catalog: 292004 Release Date: 09/01/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Emil Sjögren,  Jean Sibelius,  Edvard Grieg,  Toivo Kuula  ... 
    Performer:  Hillevi Martinpelto,  Matti Hirvonen
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    The Sound Of Scandinavia / Marriner, Brown, Dorati, Barbirolli, Berglund, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 68161 Release Date: 05/19/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Niels Gade,  Franz Berwald,  Armas Järnefelt,  Carl Nielsen  ... 
    Performer:  Marian Migdal,  Barbara Hendricks,  Roland Pöntinen,  Solveig Kringelborn  ... 
    Conductor:  Johan Hye-Knudsen,  Ulf Björlin,  Paavo Berglund,  Stig Westerberg  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Danish Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Nordic Autumn - Sibelius, Palmgren, Madetoja / Nylund, Nylund
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777262 Release Date: 05/27/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ture Rangström,  Leevi Madetoja,  Selim Palmgren,  Jean Sibelius
    Performer:  Camilla Nylund
    Conductor:  Ulf Schirmer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
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    Nordic Songs / Hendricks, Pöntinen
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 88673 Release Date: 06/05/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Nielsen,  Edvard Grieg,  Ture Rangström,  Jean Sibelius  ... 
    Performer:  Barbara Hendricks,  Roland Pöntinen
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    Label: Intim Musik   Catalog: 21 Release Date: 10/24/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Nielsen,  Heino Eller,  Jean Sibelius,  Ture Rangström
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Roman
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    Songs By Scandinavian Composers / Ingeback, Larsson
    Label: Intim Musik   Catalog: 94 Release Date: 12/27/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wilhelm Peterson-Berger,  Wilhelm Stenhammar,  Gunnar de Frumerie,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Anders Larsson,  Matti Hirvonen,  Karin Ingeback
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    The Developing Song Cycle - Kreutzer, Weber, Thalberg
    Label: Bridge   Catalog: 9168 Release Date: 08/30/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Peter Cornelius,  César Cui,  Emile Paladilhe  ... 
    Performer:  Georgine Resick,  Andrew Willis
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    Songs by the Sea - A Scandinavian Journey / Skovhus, Schonwandt, Danish NSO
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10249 Release Date: 12/07/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ture Rangström,  Edvard Grieg,  Carl Nielsen,  Otto Malling  ... 
    Performer:  Boje Skovhus
    Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Symphony Orchestra
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    Watercolours - Swedish Songs / Von Otter, Forsberg
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000185702 Release Date: 02/10/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gösta Nyström,  Lars-Erik Larsson,  Bo Linde,  Tor Aulin  ... 
    Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Bengt Forsberg
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    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Set Svanholm Vol 2
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89579 Release Date: 12/30/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Ture Rangström,  Gunnar de Frumerie,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Set Svanholm
    Conductor:  Nils Grevillius,  Erich Leinsdorf,  Frieder Weissmann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra,  Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Ritorna Vincitor! - The Legendary Birgit Nilsson
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000018102 Release Date: 05/13/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frederick Loewe,  Ture Rangström,  Edvard Grieg,  Jean Sibelius  ... 
    Performer:  Birgit Nilsson,  Gerhard Stolze,  Walter Berry,  Virgilio Carbonari
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Bertil Bokstedt,  Sir Colin Davis,  Hans Knappertsbusch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Opera Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Soul And Landscape / Miah Persson, Roger Vignoles
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67329 Release Date: 05/13/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gösta Nyström,  Emil Sjögren,  Wilhelm Stenhammar,  Ture Rangström
    Performer:  Roger Vignoles,  Miah Persson
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    Nordic Light - Grieg, Et Al / Ericsson, Royal Strings
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1181 Release Date: 02/27/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Nielsen,  Traditional,  Edvard Grieg,  Olle Jansson  ... 
    Performer:  Matts Arnberg,  Olof Flodin
    Conductor:  Magnus Ericsson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Strings
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    Rangstrom: Complete Symphonies / Jurowski, Norrköping So
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 999748 Release Date: 06/20/2000   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Ture Rangström
    Conductor:  Michail Jurowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
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    Swedish Orchestral Favourites Vol 2 / Sundkvist, Swedish Co
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8553715 Release Date: 05/16/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karl-Birger Blomdahl,  Lars-Erik Larsson,  Ture Rangström,  Kurt Atterberg  ... 
    Performer:  Johanna Persson,  Sara Trobäck,  Sarah Lindloff
    Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
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  • 23.
    1900 - Swedish Turn Of The Century / Stahlhammer, Derwinger
    Label: Nosag Records   Catalog: 24 Release Date: 08/24/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ture Rangström,  Armas Järnefelt,  Algot Haquinius,  Valborg Aulin  ... 
    Performer:  Semmy Stahlhammer,  Love Derwinger
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    Label: Caprice Records   Catalog: 21586 Release Date: 11/17/1998   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Charles Gounod,  Ivar Widéen,  Erik Gustaf Geijer  ... 
    Performer:  Wilhelm Stenhammar,  John Forsell,  Martha Ohlson,  Armas Järnefelt  ... 
    Conductor:  Hjalmar Meissner,  Bruno Seidler-Winkler
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    Label: Swedish Society Discofil   Catalog: 1094 Release Date: 10/27/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Franz Liszt,  Frédéric Chopin,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Inger Wikström,  Staffan Scheja,  Lars Roos
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