Lie, Sigurd

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Lie, Sigurd

Lie, Sigurd, Norwegian composer; b. Drammen, May 23, 1871; d. there, Sept. 29, 1904. He began his musical training with the Kristiansand Cathedral organist August Rojahn. After studies with Gudbrand Bøhn (violin) and Iver Holter (theory and composition) at Lindeman’s Cons. in Christiania, he studied with Reinecke and Rust (theory and composition) and with Arno Hilfs (violin) at the Leipzig Cons. (1891–93) before completing his training with Urban (composition) in Berlin (1894–95). He was active in Bergen as conductor of the Musikforening, but his career was hampered by poor health. In 1902 he became conductor of the Handelsstand Sangforening in Christiania.


orch.: Violin Concerto (Bergen, Feb. 13, 1896); Oriental Suite (Christiania, Oct. 28, 1899); Sym. (Christiania, Feb. 28, 1903). chamber: String Quartet; Violin Sonata; piano pieces. vocal:Erling Skjalgson for Baritone, Men’s Chorus, and Orch. (Christiania, Oct. 28, 1899); songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire