Friday, May 1, 2015

Valen, Fartein

Fartein(Olav) Valen(1887-1952), Norwegian composer, he studied in Oslo and at the Hochschule in Berlin. Returning to Norway he worked as compositional and contrapuntal exercises but completed few pieces. In 1924 he moved to Oslo, after 1930 his music was considerably received in Norway. he composed 5 symphonies, a violin concerto, songs, and other orchestra.

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