Hans Abrahamsen

Danish Born 23 Dec 1952

Hans Abrahamsen (born December 23, 1952) is a Danish composer.

Born in Copenhagen, Abrahamsen first got to know music through playing the French horn at school. He later went on to study music theory at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. His music is inspired by his mentors Per Nørgård and Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, who were two of his composition teachers. He is also considered part of a trend called the "New Simplicity", which became popular in the mid-1960s.

Works

Winternacht (1976-78)
Marchenbilder (1984)
Lied in Fall (1987) for Cello and 13 instruments
Carl Nielsen: Three Piano Pieces recomposed for 10 instruments (1990)
10 Studies for Piano
6 Pieces for Violin, Horn and Piano
String Quartets (with Poul Ruders)
Symphony (1974) - released on a CD of the Kontakt label (No 32194)
4 Pieces (1983 Piano Studies, Orchestrated 2000-2003)
Schnee (2006)

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