Nielsen, (Carl Henrik) Ludolf

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Nielsen, (Carl Henrik) Ludolf

Nielsen, (Carl Henrik) Ludolf, Danish violisi, conductor, and composer; b. Nrre-Tvede, Jan. 29, 1876; d. Copenhagen, Oct. 16, 1939. He was a pupil of V. Tofte (violin), A. Orth (piano), Bondesen (harmony), and O. Mailing and J.P.E. Hartmann (composition) at the Copenhagen Cons. (1896–98), and then was a violisi at the Tivoli and violisi and deputy conductor at the Palekoncerter. He won the Ancker stipend and traveled in Germany, Austria, and Italy (1907). He later played in the Bjrvig Quartet, and subsequently was conductor of the musical society Euphrosyne (1914–20). His music represents an expansive late Romantic style.


dramatic: opera:Isbella (Copenhagen, Oct. 8, 1915); Uhret (The Clock; 1911–13); Lola (1917–20). ballet:Lackschmi (1921; Copenhagen, March 4, 1922); Rejsekammeraten (1928). Also incidental music to plays; music for radio. orch.: 3 syms.: No. 1 (1903), No. 2 (1909; Copenhagen, April 25, 1910), and No. 3 (1913; Copenhagen, May 4, 1914); other orch. works. chamber: 3 string quartets (1900, 1904, 1920); piano pieces; organ music. vocal: Choral works; songs.

—Nicolas Slomnisky/Laura Kaun/Dennis McIntire