Niels Viggo Bentzon
1919 – 2000
Who was Niels Viggo Bentzon?
Bentzon was descended from Johan Ernst Hartmann and the great-grandson of J.P.E. Hartmann. From 1938 to 1942, he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen under Knud Jeppesen and Christian Christiansen. He then taught at The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and at The Royal Danish Academy. His compositions extend to 664 opus numbers, including 24 symphonies, operas, ballets, concertos, string quartets, and many piano works. Arguably the most significant of these are the 14 separate sets of 48 preludes and fugues, collectively known as "The Tempered Piano", which represents a 20th-century example of music written in all 24 major and minor keys.
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- Aug 24, 1919
- The Royal Danish Academy of Music
- Apr 25, 2000
on July 23, 2013
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