Swedish Musical Theatre Composers Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158491995

Published: June 23rd 2010

Paperback

28 pages


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Swedish Musical Theatre Composers  by  Books LLC

Swedish Musical Theatre Composers by Books LLC
June 23rd 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 28 pages | ISBN: 9781158491995 | 4.68 Mb

Chapters: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Jan Sandstrom. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million booksMoreChapters: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Jan Sandstrom. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Goran Bror Benny Andersson (born in Stockholm, Sweden on 16 December 1946) is a Swedish musician, composer, a former member of the Swedish musical group ABBA (19721982), and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina fran Duvemala, and Mamma Mia . He is currently active with his own band Benny Anderssons Orkester (BAO ), and recently was executive producer for the film version of the musical Mamma Mia .

Andersson was born to 34-year-old construction engineer Gosta Andersson and his 26-year-old wife Laila. His sister Eva-Lis Andersson followed in 1948. Anderssons musical background comes basically from his father and grandfather- they both enjoyed playing the accordion, and at six, Benny got his own. Father Gosta and grandfather Efraim taught him Swedish folk music, traditional music, and the odd schlager. Benny recalls the first records he bought were Du Bist Musik by Italian schlager singer Caterina Valente and Elvis Presleys rendition of Jailhouse Rock- this smorgasbord of different kinds of music was to influence and follow him through the years.

When Andersson was ten he got his own piano, and taught himself to play. He left school aged 15 and began to perform at youth clubs. This is when he met his first girlfriend Christina Gronvall, with whom he had two children: Peter (born 1963) and Helen (born 1965).

In early 1964, Benny and Christina joined a group with the odd name Elverkets Spelmanslag (The Electricity Board Folk Music Group), who by no means was a folk music ensemble: the name was a punning reference to their electric instruments. The repertoire was mainly instrumentals, and Benny recalls one of his standout numbers was Baby Elepha...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=374



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