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Trygve Madsen

Trygve Madsen, born 1940, studied with Erik Werba at the Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. In addition to the Russian masters Prokofiev and Shostakovich, Madsen is particularly interested in the works of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss, and, not least, Ravel. Jazz musicians such as Art Tatum, Errol Garner and Oscar Peterson can also clearly be heard in the way he uses the piano, and in other contexts. Madsen is greatly in demand as a composer all over the world. His music has been performed in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, the US, and Austria.

A selection of works: De fire riker (oboe). The Dream of the Rhinoceros (horn). 24 Preludes and Fugues (piano). Circus Terra (opera). Aurora (opera). Concerto for Horn and Orchestra. Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra. Sonatas for horn and piano, flute and piano, oboe and piano, tuba and piano and double-bass and piano.

Link to Trygve Madsen’s site at mic.no (biography, work list, recordings and articles):
http://www.mic.no/symfoni/kontakt.nsf/pub_e/per2000062811060791828793