Mailing, Otto (Valdemar)

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Mailing, Otto (Valdemar)

Mailing, Otto (Valdemar), Danish organist, conductor, and composer; b. Copenhagen, June 1,1848; d. there, Oct. 5, 1915. He studied with Gade, J.P.E. Hartmann, and Matthison-Hansen at the Copenhagen Cons. (1869–71). He conducted the Student’s Choral Soc. (1875–84), and was an organist at various churches in Copenhagen (1878–1901), where he also was conductor of the Concert Soc. (1874–93). In 1885 he was appointed instructor of music theory at the Copenhagen Cons, and in 1899 became its director. He wrote a treatise on instrumentation (1894).


Sym. (1884); Piano Concerto (1890); Askepot, ballet (Cinderella; 1908; Copenhagen, Sept. 25, 1910); Piano Trio (1889); Piano Quintet (1889); String Octet (1893); Violin Sonata (1894); Piano Quartet (1903); choral works; pieces for organ and for piano; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire