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Emil Reesen (30 May 1887 – 27 March 1964) was a Danish composer, conductor and pianist. Aside from composing for ballets and operas he was also a noted film score composer. He is remembered mainly for his operetta Farinelli (1942), which is still popular today.[1]

Emil Reesen
Born(1887-05-30)30 May 1887
Died27 March 1964(1964-03-27) (aged 76)

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LifeEdit

Emil Reesen studied with private tutors such as the composer Vilhelm Rosenberg and the pianist Siegfried Langgaard (a pupil of Franz Liszt). He made his debut as a concert pianist in 1911 and was employed as a conductor for the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1927. In 1931 he also began working as a ballet conductor at the Royal Danish Theatre. Later in his life he conducted the Vienna Symphony and recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic.[2] Emil Reesen was the father of the composer Morten Reesen (1928–1961) and the great-uncle of the composer Frederik Magle (his sister's grandson).[3]

Notable worksEdit

  • 1926 Rapsodien Himmerland
  • 1928 Variationer over et tema af Schubert
  • 1931 Gaucho, ballet
  • 1933 Gudindernes Strid, ballet
  • 1934 Zaporogerne, ballet
  • 1941 Trianon. Suite i gammel stil
  • 1941 Historien om en Moder, opera (Det kgl. Teater)
  • 1942 Farinelli, operetta (text: Mogens Dam)
  • 1948 Gadeprinsessen, operette
  • 1950 Video, fjernsynsballet
  • 1924 Lille Lise Let-på-Tå (Scalarevyen "Regnbuen")
  • 1925 Adrienne med sin luftantenne (Scalarevyen)
  • 1925 Roselille men uden mor (Scalarevyen)
  • 1925 Vil du sænke dit øje (Scalarevyen)
  • 1941 Et Flag er smukkest i Modvind (Poul Sørensen)
  • 1944 To som elsker hinanden (Viggo Stuckenberg)
  • 1948 Vuggevise (Mogens Kaarøe)

Film musicEdit

  • 1922 Häxan
  • 1937 Flådens blå matroser
  • 1937 Plat eller krone
  • 1940 En desertør
  • 1941 Niels Pind og hans dreng
  • 1941 En forbryder
  • 1943 Kriminalassistent Bloch
  • 1944 Familien Gelinde
  • 1944 Spurve under taget
  • 1946 Oktoberroser
  • 1948 Hvor er far ?
  • 1950 Din fortid er glemt

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External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Farinelli" Archived 2016-02-08 at the Wayback Machine, Den Ny Opera. ‹See Tfd›(in Danish) Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Emil Reesen, biography & discography". Dacapo records. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  3. ^ Frederik Magle biography (magle.dk)
  • This article was initially translated from the Danish Wikipedia.