Niels Viggo Bentzon
Jørgen Bentzon's cousin studied piano, organ and music theory with Knud Jeppesen at the Copenhagen Conservatory from 1938 to 1942 . At times he also took lessons from the jazz pianist Leo Mathisen . He worked as a teacher in Aarhus from 1947 and in Copenhagen from 1949 (from 1950 at the Copenhagen Conservatory).
The extremely productive composer - he left behind over six hundred works - took up the stylistic and technical innovations of modern music. Besides some operas , six ballets , 24 symphonies and numerous chamber music and instrumental works he composed pieces for prepared and tune piano, suites for Beat Ensemble, film, television and stage music and organized musical Fluxus - happenings . Bentzon belonged to the Hartmann musician dynasty and was through this u. a. related to Lars von Trier .
- Faust III opera based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Franz Kafka and James Joyce , 1964, premiered at the Kiel Opera House, conductor Peter Ronnefeld
- Automata , chamber opera based on ETA Hoffmann , 1974
- Propylaea World of Music 1981, Vol. 1, 284
- Klaus Møllerhøj: Niels Viggo Bentzon's composer . Hansen, Copenhagen 1980, ISBN 87-7455-009-8 .
- Literature by and about Niels Viggo Bentzon in the catalog of the German National Library
- Bertel Krarup: Bentzon, Niels Viggo. In: Grove Music Online (English; subscription required).
- According to Reclam Opernlexikon 2001/2004 (Directmedia Publishing GmbH) the following are named: Faust III 1964; Automat 1974; Bank boss 1979, Chamber Opera Savonarola 1986
- The catalog raisonné at composer bases lists 24 numbered symphonies (1942–1995)
|SURNAME||Bentzon, Niels Viggo|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Danish composer and pianist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 24, 1919|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Copenhagen|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 25, 2000|
|Place of death||Copenhagen|