WÖldike, Mogens, Danish organist, conductor, and composer; b. Copenhagen, July 5, 1897; d. there, Oct. 20, 1988. He studied with Thomas Laube and Carl Nielsen in Copenhagen, where he also attended the Univ. (1920). From 1919 he was active as an organist and choirmaster in Copenhagen churches; in 1931 he became organist at the Christiansborg Palace Church, a post that he also held at the Copenhagen Cathedral (1959-72); from 1937 to 1977 he also appeared as a conductor with the Danish Radio. With his son-in-law, Jens Peter Larsen , he ed. the hymnbook of the Danish Church (1954,1973); he also publ. 3 vols, of organ music (Copenhagen, 1943, 1960, 1982).
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