Holm, Mogens Winkel

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Holm, Mogens Winkel

Holm, Mogens Winkel, Danish composer; b. Copenhagen, Oct. 1, 1936. He was a student of Jörgen Jersild (theory and composition) and Mogens Andreas-sen (oboe) at the Royal Danish Cons, of Music in Copenhagen (1955–61). He then was an oboist in several Copenhagen orchs. He was a music critic for the Copenhagen newspapers Ekstra Bladet and Politiken (1965–71), and subsequently served as chairman of the Danish Composers’ Soc. (1971-75; from 1982).


dramatic:Opera: Aslak, chamber opera (1962; Copenhagen, Jan. 27, 1963); Sonata for 4 Opera Singers, textless chamber opera (Copenhagen, April 19, 1968). Ballet: Tropismer II (Copenhagen, May 24, 1964); Kontradans (Danish Radio, July 16, 1965); Bikt (Swedish Radio, May 5, 1969; rev. as Krenike[Chronicle]); Galgarien (Malmö, Nov. 27, 1970); Rapport (Report; Danish Radio, March 19, 1972); Tarantel (1975); Eurydike tever (Eurydice Hesitates; 1977); Gaerdesanger under kunstig stjerneheimmel (Whitethroat Under an Artificial Firmament; 1979-80); Til Blâskaeg (To Bluebeard; 1982).ORCH.: Chamber Concertante for Bassoon, String Quartet, and String Orch. (1959); Concerto piccolo (1961); Cumulus (1965); Aiolos, sym. (Danish Radio, March 24, 1972; symphonic version of the ballet Rapport); Glasskoven (The Glass Forest) for Glass Players and Strings (1974); Cries (1983–84). CHAMBER: Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1956); Wind Quintet (1957); Little Chamber Concerto for 5 Winds, Violin, and Cello (1958); String Quartet (1959); ABRACADABRA for Flute, Trumpet, Cello, and 4 Timpani (1960); Tropismer I for Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano (1961); Sonata for Woodwind Quintet (1965); Overtoninger II for Flute, Piano, and Cello (1972); Syv breve til stilheden (7 Letters to Silence) for Flute, Oboe, Guitar, Piano, Vibraphone, and Viola (1976); Adieu for Flute, Violin, Cello, Harp, and Percussion (1982); Note-book for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1983). VOCAL: A Ghost Story for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1964); Annonce for Soprano and Chamber Group (1965); Overtoninger I for Soprano, Cimbalom, and Cello (1971); Konungens sorg for 3 Sopranos, Harp, and 3 Oboes (1989); choruses; songs.

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