Ulfrstad, Marius Moaritz

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Ulfrstad, Marius Moaritz

Ulfrstad, Marius Moaritz, Norwegian composer; b. Borgund, Sept. 11,1890; d. Oslo, Oct. 29,1968. He studied piano and composition at the Christiania Cons, (graduated, 1910), and continued his training in Berlin, with Pizzetti in Florence, Respighi in Rome, and Ravel in Paris. He settled in Christiania, where he founded his own music school (1921). He was music critic of the Morgenposten (1922-40) and the Aftenposten (1945-47).


dramatic: Incidental music. ORCH.: 5 syms. (1921-44); 2 violin concertos (1923,1935); Piano Concerto (1935); several suites, most inspired by the geography of Norway, Iceland, and Greenland (Stavern og Sorlands, Islandia, Arctic, Norvegia, Gronlandia, Svalbardia, More og Romsdal, Oslo, Norwegian Middleage, etc.). OTHER: Chamber music; cantatas; about 250 choral pieces; nearly 1,000 songs, including folk song arrangements.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire