John Frandsen

b. 1956

Danish

Summary

John Frandsen was born 1956. He graduated 1985 from The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, as composer and organist. He wrote a large number of vocal works, both for solo voice and for choir. Also in his instrumental music the melodic element is prominent. His frequent use of stylistic quotations and well-known thematic fragments lends much of his music a certain surrealistic quality. In the recent years John Frandsen has made a name as opera composer. His first opera Amalie was premiered in 1984, and since 1995 he has composed six operas – among them a trilogy based on the Danish novel Vice and Virtue in the Middle Time (premiered 2004) and a full scale symphonic opera for The Royal Theatre of Copenhagen, I-K-O-N™ (premiered 2003). His Requiem was commissioned by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and was premiered in April 2013.

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Performances

9th October 2022

SOLOISTS
Kristian Krogsøe, Organ
PERFORMERS
Ars Nova
CONDUCTOR
Paul Hillier
LOCATION
Sct Nicolai Kirke, Rønne, Denmark

11th October 2022

SOLOISTS
Kristian Krogsøe, Organ
PERFORMERS
Ars Nova
CONDUCTOR
Paul Hillier
LOCATION
Vor Frue Kirke, Nyborg, Denmark

12th October 2022

SOLOISTS
Kristian Krogsøe, Organ
PERFORMERS
Ars Nova
CONDUCTOR
Paul Hillier
LOCATION
Ansgards Kirke, Odense, Denmark

13th October 2022

SOLOISTS
Kristian Krogsøe, Organ
PERFORMERS
Ars Nova
CONDUCTOR
Paul Hillier
LOCATION
Vestervang Kirke, Helsingør, Denmark

16th October 2022

SOLOISTS
Kristian Krogsøe, Organ
PERFORMERS
Ars Nova
CONDUCTOR
Paul Hillier
LOCATION
Mariendal Kirke, Frederiksberg, Denmark

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