Eric Ericson, whose Swedish choirs became the voices of choice for conductors as different as Claudio Abbado and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, died on Friday at the age of 94.
An innovative, intuitive teacher, he formed the choir of Swedish Radio in 1951 and directed it until 1982. At Uppsala, he was chorus master of the male chorus “Orphei Drängar” (OD) for 40 years. He founded the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir and worked with many baroque ensembles across Europe. He championed many living Swedish composers.
The angels above had better be prepared.