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Arne Nordheim dies. Prime Minister honours famous Norwegian composer. Arne Nordheim, one of Norway’s leading contemporary composers, died yesterday, aged 78. Between 1948 and 1952, he studied organ, piano, music theory, and composition at the Oslo Conservatory of Music.

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Arne Nordheim dies

Published on Sunday, 6th June, 2010 at 21:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 7th June 2010 at 11:55.

Prime Minister honours famous Norwegian composer.

Arne Nordheim in 2006
Arne Nordheim in 2006
Photo: MIC/Lisbeth Risnes


Arne Nordheim, one of Norway’s leading contemporary composers, died yesterday, aged 78.

Between 1948 and 1952, he studied organ, piano, music theory, and composition at the Oslo Conservatory of Music.

Nordheim was a figurehead for post-war modern music, and won many prestigious international awards as a composer. He also made his mark as a writer, music critic, and champion of composers’ rights.

He wrote works for most genres, and was a source of inspiration for today’s contemporary composers.

“I received the news of Arne Nordheim’s passing away with great sadness,” said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

His death follows a period of prolonged illness.



Published on Sunday, 6th June, 2010 at 21:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 7th June 2010 at 11:55.

This post has the following tags: arne, nordheim, composer, critic, music, writer, death, oslo.





  
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