Andrée, Elfrida


A talented Swedish composer and organist, who stands first among the women composers of Sweden. She was born at Wisby, studied the organ, and became cathedral organist at Gothenburg. She has won notable prizes for her compositions. In the International Musical Competition, at Brussels, several years ago, she won over seventy-seven competitors, obtaining the highest prize. She also received a prize for a string-quartet and one for work for the organ and military band. She is the  author of a quintet for piano, two violins, viola, and violoncello; of the cantata, Snofried, written for solos, chorus and orchestra; and of various works for orchestra, organ and voice, all of which, says Otto Ebel in his book on Woman Composers, show decided talent.