Thomas Jensen

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Thomas Jensen (1898 – 1963) was a Danish orchestra conductor.

Born in Copenhagen, Jensen led several Danish ensembles, including the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (then known as the Aarhus Civic Orchestra).

Jensen is best remembered (with Erik Tuxen and Launy Grøndahl) as one of the pioneers of the music of Carl Nielsen. He studied cello at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where his harmony teacher was Nielsen. As an orchestral cellist he took part in performances of most of Nielsen's Symphonies under the composer and Nielsen's daughters held that Jensen was the conductor whose performances came closest to Nielsen's own.

Cultural offices
Preceded by
no predecessor
Principal Conductor, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Succeeded by
Per Dreier