Since 1957 the academy has published a series of writings consisting of biographies, work monographs, debate books, analytical writings, symposia reports, etc. Today this series includes over 150 publications. Of these, significant attention has been drawn to a number of them, not least the effort invested in Swedish composer biographies.

Publications in English

Newest addition: Sven-David Sandström – The Biography (2022)


When the Royal Acacemy of Music was founded in 1771, it was unparallelled north of the Alps. This grand and richly illustrated volume relates its 250-year history. External link, opens in new window. Why was it created, and what is its purpose today? What were the central, fateful issues? How have gender equality and new musical currents fared? What role has the Academy played?