Axel Borup-Jorgensen

Biography

Born: 1881 Died: 1947
Borup-Járgenses studied at the conservatory in Copenhagen and later worked as a piano teacher at the Else Printz Music School and also on a private basis. His early compositions were in a German Romantic style, but he soon moved toward impressionism. He later began to utilize complex rhythms, bitonality and eventually total atonality. One of his best works is the orchestral suite =Marin= (1970), based on his sea sketches. =Mobiler=, op. 38 was his first composition utilizing graphic notation. It is four movements that can be performed successively or simultaneously.

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