Syberg, Franz (Adolf)

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Syberg, Franz (Adolf)

Syberg, Franz (Adolf), Danish organist and composer; b. Kerteminde, July 5, 1904; d. there, Dec. 11, 1955. His father was the painter Fritz Syberg. He took courses with Karg-Elert in Leipzig (1923-28) and studied organ with Peter Thomson in Copenhagen (organists’ examination, 1932); then returned to Kerteminde as an organist. His small but finely crafted output was influenced by Nielsen.


dramatic: Incidental music. ORCH.: Concertino for Oboe and Strings (1932); Sinfonietta (1934); Adagio for Strings (1938); Sym. (1939). CHAMBER: String Quartet (1930-31); Quintet for Flute, Clarinet, and String Trio (1931); String Trio (1933); Wind Quintet (1940); organ pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire