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date: 22 September 2019

Moe, Bennalocked

  • Inge Bruland

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(b Copenhagen, Jan 14, 1897; d Copenhagen, May 30, 1983). Danish composer and organist. In 1915 she took a degree in organ playing at the Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen. She gave concerts throughout her life, enjoying particular success in Sweden, where, in the 1940s, she made long stays in Stockholm and in Mora, working partly as town composer and music teacher. She also performed as a singer, and in 1939 gave the première of one of Sibelius's songs, Simma and frå blåa fjärdar. From 1948 to 1950 she was cinema organist at the Palladium, Copenhagen, but in later years she concentrated more on church concerts (though she never held a church post). Moe composed a large amount of music, and there is little difference between the compositional technique of her large quantity of light music and the more serious compositions, such as her organ works of the late 1970s and 1980s, the String Quartet (...

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