Andersen, Karl August

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Andersen, Karl August

Andersen, Karl August, Norwegian cellist and composer; b. Christiania, Sept. 29, 1903; d. there (Oslo), Aug. 15, 1970. He studied cello and composition in Christiania, then completed his training with Hugo Becker (cello) and Hermann Grabner (composition) in Berlin (1921–22). From 1924 he was a cellist in the Christiania (later Oslo) Phil. He composed in a neo-Classical style.


ORCH.: Sym. for Chamber Orch. (1936); Suite (1937); Allegro festivo e solenne Norwegese (1950). CHAMBER: 3 string quartets (1934; n.d.; 1961-67); Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Cello (1939); Variations Over Theme and Rhythm for Wind Quintet (1966). VOCAL: Choral pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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