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Leif Thybo (Composer)

Born: 12th June 1922, Holstedbro, Denmark

Died: 24th January 2001, Denmark

Nationality: Danish

Leif Thybo was a Danish organist and composer. He studied theory with Vagn Holmboe before entering the Royal Danish Academy of Music where he was taught instrumentation by Poul Schierbeck, organ by Emilius Bangert, and theory by Finn Høffding. His music is characterized by a clarity of expression and stringency of construction.

He was professor of music theory at the Royal Danish Academy of Music from 1965 to 1990. Amongst his pupils are the composers María Luisa Ozaita and Frederik Magle.

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