Sorrow and gratitude for Anders Eliasson, April 3rd 1947 – May 20th 2013

Sorrow and gratitude in my heart as I just learned of Anders Eliassons passing into the next world.
Gratitude for his sublime music that has reached the innermost parts of my being.
I woke up this morning hearing his saxophone concerto playing in my inner ear.
Sorrow because I already miss his honesty and musical devotion.
Gratitude again because he invited me into his musical universe.
Trust that I will continue being a loyal ambassador for his music.
His music will remain a treasure for humanity.

Sincerely,

Anders Paulsson

Photo: Sorrow and gratitude in my heart as I just learned of Anders Eliassons passing into the next world. Gratitude for his sublime music that has reached the innermost parts of my being. I woke up this morning hearing his saxophone concerto playing in my inner ear. Sorrow because I already miss his honesty and musical devotion. Gratitude again because he invited me into his musical universe. Trust that I will continue being a loyal ambassador for his music. His music will remain a treasure for humanity.  Sincerely,  Anders Paulsson
Photograph copyright: Tony Lundman
Photo: With Anders Eliasson and Johannes Gustavsson in Kotka after a performance of the Saxophone Concerto with Kymi Sinfonietta October 19, 2011.
With Anders Eliasson and Johannes Gustavsson in Kotka after a performance of the Saxophone Concerto with Kymi Sinfonietta October 19, 2011.