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date: 19 October 2019

Trede, Yngve Janlocked

  • Erik H.A. Jakobsen


(b Völksen, nr Hanover, Dec 17, 1933). Danish composer, harpsichordist and pianist. After studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg, he took the diploma in music theory and composition (1960). From 1966 he taught music theory at the Royal Danish Conservatory (as professor from 1973 to 1995), while remaining active as a pianist and harpsichordist, from 1974 as a member of the ensemble Musica Danica. He became a Danish citizen in 1970.

Trede’s first musical encounters were with Bach, Buxtehude and Stravinsky, and his early works, such as the Organ Concerto (1955) and the Symphony in F (1959), testify to his solid grounding in compositional technique. In works such as the First String Quartet (1967), Trede sought a synthesis between dodecaphonic and extended tonal thinking. However, the inspiration of Baroque music, sustained by his performing activities, is apparent in much of his work, most overtly in his attempt at a completion of Bach’s ...

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