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date: 22 August 2019

Sehested, Hildalocked

  • Inge Bruland

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(b Broholm, nr Gudme, Fyn, April 27, 1858; d Copenhagen, April 15, 1936). Danish composer. One of 14 children, she was born on her father's estate. She studied the piano with C.E.F. Hornemann and later with Louise Aglaé Massart, during a stay in Paris. The composer Orla Rosenhoff (the teacher of Carl Nielsen) also taught her. In 1901 she graduated from the Royal Danish Conservatory as an organist, but she concentrated on composing for the rest of her life. She was an active member of the committees of two concert societies, the Danish Concert Society and Chamber Music Society (1911). An anti-feminist, she had refused to take part in the musical events during the Kvindernes Udstilling (Women's Exhibition) in Copenhagen in 1895, but in 1916 she composed and conducted a cantata for the Danish Women's Society. In 1914 her opera, Agnete og Havmanden, was accepted at the Kongelige Teater in Copenhagen, though never performed. Her music responded to contemporary developments: her piano sonata of ...

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