Glass, Louis (Christian August)

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Glass, Louis (Christian August)

Glass, Louis (Christian August), Danishcomposer; b. Copenhagen, March 23, 1864; d. there, Jan. 22, 1936. He was a pupil of his father, Christian Hendrik (1821-93), then at the Brussels Cons, of J. de Zarembski and J. Wieniawski (piano) and of J. Servais (cello). He appeared as both a pianist and a cellist.


ORCH 6 syms.: No. 1 (1893), No. 2 (1898-99), No. 3, Skavsymfoni (Wood Sym.; 1901), No. 4 (1910-11), No. 5, Sinfonia svastica (1919), and No. 6, Skoldungeaet (Bird of the Scyldings; 1926); 2 overtures, Der Volksfeind and Danemark; Sommerliv, suite; dance poem, Artemis (Copenhagen, Oct. 27, 1917); Oboe Concerto. CHAMBER: 4 string quartets; Piano Trio; 2 violin sonatas; numerous works for piano.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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