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Bent Lorentzen

...As a genuine homoludens Lorentzen works with a curiously wonder combined with a constructivegift and a solid knowledge about the materials – and about their inexhaustibleoptions – Lars Ole Bonde, Komponistforeningen

...Lorentzen's music is illustrative, like a cartoon reaching deeper layers. You are amused right from the beginning - John Christiansen, Jyllandsposten

...Bent Lorentzen has been called a popular avant-garde artist - a title he gladely acknowledges. his large-scale production contains both advanced twelve-tone music, and musical dramatic works -Dorte Washuus, Kristeligt Dagblad

...Bent Lorentzen is a composer who to a rareextent – and regardless of the genre – is interested in the interplay betweenthe music and the listener, regardless of the precondition of the latter – Lars Ole Bonde, Komponistforeningen
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Career Highlights:
  • 1995 recipient of the Carl Nielsen Award
  • 1989 Choral Composer of the Year in Denmark
  • 1988 Olivier Messiaen Organ Prize for Luna
  • 1984 winner of Serocki Composition Contest for Paradiesvogel
  • 1970 Prix Italia for Euridice

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