Anders Eliasson died on Monday night, aged 66.
Eclectic to a fault, admiring the outcast Allan Pettersson, he fought against every kind of conformity and orthodoxy. His major work in recent years was a music drama, Karolina’s Sleep, for soprano and orchestra. He wrote four symphonies and was New York’s second Nordic composer in residence. While Magnus Lindberg served the Philharmonic, Anders worked with the Arcos chamber ensemble.