Famous Composers from Sweden

List of notable or famous composers from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Sweden and even some popular composers who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Sweden is included when available.

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This historic composers from Sweden list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swedish composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Sweden?" These prominent composers of Sweden may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swedish composers.

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  • Agnetha Fältskog
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    Åse Agneta Fältskog (born 5 April 1950), better known as Agnetha Fältskog (Swedish pronunciation: [aŋ²neːta ²fɛltskuːɡ] (listen)), is a Swedish singer, songwriter, musician and actress. She achieved success in Sweden after the release of her debut album Agnetha Fältskog in 1968, and reached international stardom as a member of the pop group ABBA, which has sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists in history.After the break-up of ABBA, Fältskog found success with three albums and a leadingrole in a movie as a solo artist in the 1980s, though she became more solitary in the nineties, avoiding outside publicity and residing on the ...more
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
  • Anders Bagge
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    Sven Anders Bagge (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈsvɛnː ²anːdɛʂ ˈbaɡːɛ]) (born in Enskede, Stockholm, Sweden on 16 January 1968) is a Swedish composer, lyricist, musician and record producer and partner with Peer Åström. The two songwriters / producers are known as Bagge & Peer. Bagge is also one of three jury members for Idol 2008, Idol 2009, Idol 2010, Idol 2011, Idol 2013 and judge in Made in Sweden. Anders Bagge, or Bag as he is widely known is co-founder and co-owner with partner Christian Wahlberg of the Stockholm-based Murlyn Music Group AB, the international music production company they established in 1998.
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Enskede-Årsta-Vantör, Sweden
  • Andreas Carlsson
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    Andreas Carlsson (Swedish pronunciation: [anˈdreː.ˈas ˈkɑːɭsɔn]) (born 3 April 1973) is a Swedish music producer, composer, and pop songwriter.
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Tingsryd, Sweden
  • Armas Järnefelt
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    Edvard Armas Järnefelt (14 August 1869 – 23 June 1958), was a Finnish conductor and composer, who achieved some minor success with his orchestral works Berceuse and Praeludium. He spent much of his conducting career at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, Sweden.
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1869-1958)
    • Birthplace: Vyborg, Russia
  • Göran Bror Benny Andersson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɛnːʏ ²anːdɛˌʂɔn] (listen); born 16 December 1946) is a Swedish musician, composer, producer, member of the Swedish music group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. For the 2008 film version of Mamma Mia! and its 2018 sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, he worked also as an executive producer. Since 2001, he has been active with his own band Benny Anderssons orkester.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Vällingby, Sweden
  • Björn Hallman
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    Björn Hallman is a composer and actor.
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Luleå, Sweden