Kai Normann Andersen

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Kai Normann Andersen
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Born 11 April 1900
Copenhagen
Died 24 June 1967
Frederiksberg
Years active 1930 - 1965

Kai Normann Andersen (11 April 1900 – 24 June 1967)[1] was a Danish composer who wrote film scores and music for stage revues and dramas. He composed songs for over 50 films between 1930 and 1965. In the 1930s and 1940s he dominated Danish film music. He has been called "[o]ne of the most appealing personalities of our time in the light music field".[2] Twelve of his songs have been included in the Danish Culture Canon. Connie Hedegaard and Claus Hagen Petersen list him among the 100 most important Danes of the 20th century.[3]

Career[edit]

Andersen was originally a bank clerk, but began composing for revues, studied music, and in 1919 became a full-time musician.[4] He became director of revue productions in Copenhagen before extending his range into film and plays (by Kaj Munk and Kjeld Abell amongst others).

He composed songs for over 50 films between 1930 and 1965. In the 1930s and 1940s, he dominated Danish film music.[5] In the 1930s, he contributed prolifically to the score of films directed by George Schnéevoigt (1893–1961) including Præsten i Vejlby, Hotel Paradis - 1931, Skal vi vædde en million? - 1932, Kirke og orgel - 1932, Odds 777 - 1932, De blaa drenge - 1933, Kobberbryllup - 1933 and the Christmas film Nøddebo Præstegård in 1934. Songs he composed for Mød mig på Cassiopeia (Meet Me on Cassiopeia, 1951) remain hits in Denmark.[6][7]

He was married to the Norwegian actress Lilly Bergliot Skands from 1920 to 1936. He lived with actress Ellen Gottschalch from 1932 until his death in 1967.[8] He is buried in the Frederiksberg Ældre Kirkegård (cemetery).

Selected songs[edit]

Andersen wrote over 900 songs. Here is a selected list of his works:

  • "Stemningsmelodi"[9]
  • "Pige træd varsomt"[10]
  • "Lille du"[11]
  • "Glemmer du"[12]
  • "Den allersidste dans"[11]
  • "I dit korte liv"[10]
  • "Der var engang"[13]
  • "Musens sang"[14]
  • "Du gamle måne"[15]
  • "Titte til hinanden"[13]
  • "Jeg har elsket dig så længe jeg kan mindes"[13]
  • "At elske er at leve"[16]
  • "Gå med i lunden"[17]
  • "Kammerat vær en mand"[18]
  • "Åh hvor jeg ih hvor jeg uh hvor jeg vil"[19]
  • "God morgen god morgen"[20]
  • "Jeg har en ven"[21]
  • "Man binder os på hånd og mund"[22]
  • "Jeg gir mit humør en gang lak"[23]
  • "Jeg ku bli noget så 1-2-3"[24]
  • "Alle går rundt og forelsker sig"[25]
  • "Flyv min hest"[26]
  • "Gå ud og gå en tur"[27]
  • "De små små smil"[18]
  • "Den gamle skærslippers forårssang"[21]
  • "Så sødt som i gamle dage[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Filmleksikon, ed. Peter Schepelern et al., 2nd ed. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 2010, ISBN 9788702045239, p. 18 (Danish)
  2. ^ Music in Denmark, ed. Knut Ketting, tr. Michael Chesnutt, Copenhagen: Danske selskab, 1987, ISBN 9788774290629, p. 66.
  3. ^ Det 20. århundrede - De 100 mest betydningsfulde personer i Danmark, 1999; ISBN 87-11-11322-7.
  4. ^ "Normann Andersen, Kai", Alastair H. Thomas, The A to Z of Denmark, A to Z guides 226, Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow, 2010, ISBN 9780810872059, p. 308.
  5. ^ Filmleksikon, p. 278.
  6. ^ Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema, ed. John Sundholm et al., Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts, Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow, 2012, ISBN 9780810855243, p. 276.
  7. ^ Morten Piil, Gyldendals danske filmguide, 3rd ed. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 2008, ISBN 9788702066692, p. 373 (Danish)
  8. ^ "Kai Normann Andersen", Dansk Biografisk Leksikon, via denstoredanske.dk, retrieved 13 April 2013 (Danish)
  9. ^ Íslensk hljóðritaskrá. Landsbókasafn Íslands. 2000. p. 60. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Bogmarkedet. Den danske forlæggerforening og Den danske boghandlerforening. January 1993. p. 19. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Schepelern, Peter (2008). Ørkenens Sønner Bogen. Gyldendal A/S. p. 212. ISBN 978-87-02-07313-3. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  12. ^ Holm, Benn Q. (2008). Københavns mysterier: roman. Lindhardt og Ringhof. p. 303. ISBN 978-87-11-31569-9. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c Danske filmskuespillere. Gyldendal A/S. 2003. p. 197. ISBN 978-87-02-02104-2. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  14. ^ Piil, Morten (2008). Gyldendals danske filmguide. Gyldendal A/S. p. 374. ISBN 978-87-02-06669-2. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  15. ^ Andersson, Greger (1997). Musik i Norden. Kungl. musikaliska akademien. p. 216. ISBN 978-91-89038-02-8. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  16. ^ Kosmorama: det Danske filmmuseums tidsskrift. Danske filmmuseum. 1997. p. 64. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  17. ^ Holm, Sven (1993). Kald mig Liva: en fjernsyns-roman. Aschehoug. p. 127. ISBN 978-87-11-11007-2. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  18. ^ a b Det Danske bogmarked. 1979. p. 251. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  19. ^ Piil, Morten (2008). Gyldendals danske filmguide. Gyldendal A/S. p. 61. ISBN 978-87-02-06669-2. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  20. ^ Marott, Emil; Andreasen, Axel; Hansen, Jens (1978). Frederik Jensen: den go'e gamle revy og grammofonen. Eget Forlag. p. 224. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  21. ^ a b Dansk musikfortegnelse. Bibliotekscentralen. 1978. p. 20. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  22. ^ Ol, Henrik Poulsen Lise Ammitzbøll Dorte; Ammitzboll, Lise. Vild Med Dansk 7. Grundbog. Gyldendal Uddannelse. p. 201. ISBN 978-87-02-04992-3. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  23. ^ Schou, Søren (2006). 1920-1960. Gyldendal. p. 331. ISBN 978-87-02-04185-9. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  24. ^ Hammerich, Paul (1986). Lysmageren: en krønike om Poul Henningsen. Gyldendal. p. 308. ISBN 978-87-00-84784-2. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  25. ^ Holm, Lone. De fem på Lotte. ArtPeople. p. 85. ISBN 978-87-92294-65-4. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  26. ^ Hvidt, Erik (1981). Politikens revyhistorie fra Erik Bøgh til Jesper Klein. Politiken. p. 186. ISBN 978-87-567-3488-2. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  27. ^ Piil, Morten (2008). Gyldendals danske filmguide. Gyldendal A/S. p. 374. ISBN 978-87-02-06669-2. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  28. ^ Møller, Per Stig (2001). Munk. Gyldendal A/S. p. 120. ISBN 978-87-00-75578-9. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 

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