Sunday, September 20, 2020

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Georg Riedel


Georg Riedel was born on January 8, 1934 in Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia. He is a double bass player and composer. Riedel migrated to Sweden at the age of four and attended school in Stockholm, including the Adolf Fredrik's Music School.

The best known recording featuring Riedel is probably Jan Johansson's Jazz på svenska ("Jazz in Swedish"), a minimalist-jazz compilation of folk songs recorded in 1962–1963, though Riedel has also recorded with other leading Swedish musicians including trumpeter Jan Allan and Arne Domnérus.

Riedel's profile as a composer derives almost exclusively from writing music for Astrid Lindgren movies, including the main theme from the Emil i Lönneberga ("Emil of Maple Hills") movies. He also composed the music for several films by Arne Mattsson in the 1960s as well as for film adaptions of novels by Stig Dagerman. Riedel also played on Jazz at the Pawnshop in 1977.


RIEDEL, Georg (aka herr Georg Riedel) [1/8/1934, Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia -     ] – composer, songwriter, arrangement, musician.

Wild West Story – 1963 (co)

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