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Jørgen Bentzon

Born: 1897

Died: 1951

Nationality: Danish

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Jørgen Bentzon was a Danish composer –cousin of composer Niels Viggo Bentzon. Aside from his work as composer, JørgenBentzon held different positions in the Danish state administration.

Jørgen Bentzon’s output is small andexclusive, characterized by a confident sense of form and solid musicalcraftsmanship. This is well reflected in e.g. the chamber work series Raccontino. 1-6. Bentzon’s chamber pieces are typified by a kind of polyphony where theindividual instruments to some extent express themselves freely according totheir instrumental characters – the so-called "character polyphony" –a characteristic inherited from Carl Nielsen’s wind quintet and that was to bethe hallmark of Bentzon’s chamber music.

 Together with composer Finn Høffding, JørgenBentzon was a pioneer of Danish interwar educational work, and a number of hischoral works were written especially for children and adolescents.

 

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