Jensen, Thomas, admired Danish conductor; b. Copenhagen, Oct. 25, 1898; d. there, Nov. 13, 1963. He studied organ and cello at the Copenhagen Cons. He was a cellist in various Swedish and Danish orchs. (1917–27). After conducting studies in Paris and Dresden (1925–26), he went to Ârhus as conductor of the Phil. Soc. in 1927. He founded that city’s first permanent sym. orch. in 1935, and also conducted the Tivoli summer concerts in Copenhagen (1936–48) and founded the Jutland Opera in Ârhus (1947). Subsequently he was conductor of the Danish Radio Sym. Orch. in Copenhagen (from 1957), with which he toured in Europe and the U.S. He was known especially as a champion of the music of Nielsen.
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