Allan Pettersson

Swedish Composer


"... in the tunnel of death"

In September 1970, Allan Pettersson suffered a life-threatening kidney ailment. He came for nine month to Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, where he wrote most of his 10th and 11th Symphony.

Karolinska Hospital
Karolinska Hospital, Department of Renal Medicine, Department of Rheumatic Diseases, Stockholm. Photo: Wikimedia Commons (public domain)