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Per Nørgård (Composer)

Born: 13th July 1932, Gentofte Municipality, Denmark

Nationality: Danish

Per Nørgård is a Danish composer and music theorist. Though his compositions have varied considerably throughout his career, his music has often included repeatedly evolving melodies—such as the infinity series—in the vein of Jean Sibelius, and a perspicuous focus on lyricism. Reflecting on this, the composer Julian Anderson described his style as "one of the most personal in contemporary music". Nørgård has received several awards, including the 2016 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize.

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