Albertsen, Per Hjort

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Albertsen, Per Hjort

Albertsen, Per Hjort, Norwegian organist and composer; b. Trondheim, July 27, 1919. He studied organ at the Oslo Cons., graduating in 1946; took lessons in composition with Sven Erik Tarp in Copenhagen, Ralph Downes in London, and Hanns Jelinek in Vienna. He was an organist in Trondheim (1947–68); then lectured in the music dept. of the univ. there (1968–72). Much of his music has been written for student performance.


DRAMATIC: School Opera: Russico-la (1956). ORCH.: Flute Concertino (1948); Symphonic Prelude (1951); Gunnerus Suite for Strings (1952); Little Suite for Strings (1955); Presentation, overture (1958); Notturno e Danza (1960); Concerto piccolo for Violin or Clarinet and Amateur Strings (1961); Concerto for Piano and School Orch. (1969); Tordenskioldiana (1972). CHAMBER: Clarinet Sonatina (1950); 4 Religious Folksongs for Violin, Cello, and Organ (1974); Suite for String Quartet (1984); Violin Sonatine (1985); piano pieces; organ music. VOCAL: 2 folk ballads: Villemann og Magnill for Soprano, Baritone, Men’s Chorus, and Orch. (1951); Bendik og Årolilja for Tenor, Chorus, and Piano (1943; orch. 1979).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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