Ole Schmidt


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(b Copenhagen, 1928; d Copenhagen, 2010).

Danish conductor, composer, and pianist. Début as cond. 1955. Royal Opera and Ballet, Copenhagen, 1958–65. Chief cond. Hamburg SO 1970–1, Danish Radio SO from 1971, Århus SO 1979–85. Début with BBCSO 1977. Amer. début 1980 (Oakland SO). Chief guest cond. RNCM 1986–9 where in 1989 he cond. f. Czech‐language p. in Eng. of From the House of the Dead. Comps. incl. 2 syms.; pf. conc.; 2 concs. for accordion; hn. conc.; vn. conc.; tuba conc.; guitar conc.; 6 str. qts.; and ballets.

Subjects: Music.

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