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date: 17 August 2019

Hall, Paulinelocked

  • Rune J. Andersen

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(b Hamar, Aug 2, 1890; d Oslo, Jan 24, 1969). Norwegian composer. She studied the piano with Backer Lunde and composition with Elling (1910–12). She then undertook further studies in Paris (1912–14), spending six months in Dresden during this period. Between 1926 and 1932 she lived in Berlin as a theatre and music critic for the Oslo newspaper Dagbladet. After her return to Oslo she continued as a music critic for the Dagbladet (1934–42 and 1945–56). Hall was active as a member of various musical organizations: she became a member of the board of the Norwegian Composers’ Association in 1920, and her work (1938–60) as chairman of the board of Ny Musikk, the Norwegian branch of the ISCM, was outstanding.

In her compositions two main traits can be found: up to about 1930 French music (especially Debussy) is a strong influence; after ...

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