Ole Schmidt is probably best known for his recordings of Carl Nielsen’s six
symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra from 1974 and his work as chief
conductor of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra 1978-84. Alongside his work as
conductor, Ole Schmidt found the time to write a series of instrumental
concertos, string quartets, music for wind instruments – not to mention his
accompanying music to Carl Th. Dreyer’s silent film The Passion of Joanne of Arc.