Bentzon, Niels (Viggo)

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Bentzon, Niels (Viggo) (b Copenhagen, 1919; d Fredericksberg, 2000). Danish composer. Comp. several ballets; an opera Faust III (1964); 8 pf. concs.; over 20 pf. sonatas; 15 syms.; 4 vn. concs.; 3 vc. concs.; 12 str. qts.; Symphonic Variations; 2 fl. concs.; ob. conc.; cl. conc. Some of works use 12-note system, and he is also influenced by jazz.