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Borup-Jorgensen, (Jens) Axel

Borup-Jorgensen, (Jens) Axel

Borup-Jorgensen, (Jens) Axel, Danish composer; b. Hjòrring, Nov. 22, 1924. He studied with Rachlew (piano), and with Schierbeck and Jersild (orchestration) at the Royal Danish Cons, of Music in Copenhagen (1946–51); later attended the summer sessions in new music at Darmstadt (1959, 1962). His works came to reflect the ideals of Former, Ligeti, and Stock-hausen.


orch.: Concertino for Piano, Flute, Bassoon, and Strings (1948–49); Fantasy for Flute and Strings (1949); Clarinet Concerto (1949–50); Chamber Concerto for Violin and Small Orch. (1951); Sommasvit for Strings (1957); Cretaufoni (1960–61); Insulae for Strings (1961–62); Stykker (1963–65); Marin (1963–70); Nordic Summer Pastorale for Small Orch. (1964); Déjà vu for Guitar and Strings (1983). chamber: 5 string quartets (1950; 1951; 1954-55; 1960; 1965); Viola Sonata (1952–53); Partita for Viola (1953–54); Improvisations for String Quartet (1955); Music for Percussion and Viola (1955–56); Microorganisms for String Quartet (1956); Sonatina for 2 Violins (1958); Sonata breve for Viola and Piano (1959–60); Mobile for Viola, Marimba, and Piano (1961); Vinterstykke for String Quartet (1967); Tagebuch im Winter for Flute, String Quartet, and Piano (1970–72); Distichon for Violin and Piano (1972–73); Malinconia for String Quartet (1972–74); Recostruzioni for Wind Quintet (1973–74); Carambolage for Piano, Electric Guitar, and Percussion (1976–77); Musica Autumnalis for Winds, Percussion, and Electric Organ (1977); Piano Quintet (1978); Periphrasis for Flute and Percussion (1979); Favola for Flute and Harp (1980); La Primavera for 2 Percussionists (1982); Coast of Sirens for 7 Instruments and Tape (1985). piano: 7 Preludes (1958–59); Winter Pieces (1959); Vinter-epigrammer (1975); Epigrammer (1976); Thalatta, Thalatta (1988); Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (1988–90); 2 Movements for Harp (1993). vocal:Pocket Oratorium for 16 Voices and Instruments (1963–64); Marin for 24 Men’s Voices (1969); songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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