Born in Calcutta, India in 1920 and christened Klas-Thure Allgén, the Swedish composer changed his name to Claude Johanes Maria Allgén when he converted to Catholicism. He added Loyola as his confirmation name. Allgén died in 1990 in a house fire.
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Between Ecstasy and Asceticism: A Portrait of Claude Loyola Allgén
Extended biographical essay including personal reminiscences by author Mats Persson touches on his on-going difficulties with Sweden's "Monday Group" of composers.
Claude Loyola Allgén
Brief sketch of his life and list of organ works from the Biographical Dictionary of Organists.
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