About Erik W. G. Leidzén: American composer born in Sweden (1894 - 1962) | Biography, Discography, Facts, Career, Life
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Erik W. G. Leidzén
American composer born in Sweden

Erik W. G. Leidzén

Erik W. G. Leidzén
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Intro American composer born in Sweden
A.K.A. Eric Leidzen, Erik William Gustaf Leidzén
Was Musician Composer Conductor Musicologist
From Sweden United States of America
Field Academia Music
Gender male
Birth 1894, Stockholm, Sweden
Death 1962, New York City, USA (aged 68 years)
Western classical music
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Erik William Gustav Leidzén (1894–1962) was a Swedish musician, known for his compositions and arrangements for concert band and British-style Brass Bands.

He was born into a Salvation Army family in Stockholm, Sweden on Easter Sunday, March 25, 1894. He took up the E-flat flugelhorn at age 6, and attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, graduating with honors in 1914. He emigrated to the United States in 1915, and continued his association with Salvation Army music there.

He was also known for his association with Edwin Franko Goldman, many of whose works Leidzén transcribed or arranged.

He died in New York City on December 20, 1962 shortly after suffering a stroke.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 14 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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