Aage Stentoft

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Aage Stentoft
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Aage Stentoft (left) with comic actor Dirch Passer
Born 1 May 1914
Holbæk,  Denmark
Died 8. July 1990 (1990-07-09) (aged 76)
Years active 1934–1981

Aage Stentoft (1 May 1914 – 8 July 1990) was a Danish composer, film score composer and theatre director. He composed over 700 melodies during his lifetime.

Biography[edit]

Stentoft was born in Holbæk and attended the Stenhus Kostskole. Initially, he planned to study law, but due to a lack of money, he started to compose music for commercials. In 1934, he started work as an accompanist and composer for the revue theatre Co-Optimisterne. A lot of his tunes quickly achieved widespread popularity, and he earned good money by composing and later on, by producing revues.

He started work managing various theaters: Frederikberg Teater, Dagmar Teatret, Det Ny Scala and Apollo Teatret. In 1961, Aage Stentoft immigrated to Spain. In 1973, he returned to Denmark as leader of the Tivoli Gardens theater, a job he kept until his retirement in 1981. After which, he returned to Spain. He died at his home near Málaga in 1990.

Popular tunes[edit]

  • Luften var femten og vandet var seksten (1935)
  • Dit hjerte er i fare, Andresen (1936)
  • I den mellemste køje (1936)
  • Henne om hjørnet (1936)
  • Havnen (1937)
  • Molak molak mak mak mak (1937)
  • Konen, kællingen, madammen (1938)
  • Månestrålen (1939)
  • Alt var kun en drøm (1939)
  • Den lille lysegrønne (1940)
  • Jeg har aldrig kysset andre end Marie (1942)
  • Såd'n var det ikke i halvfemserne (1944)
  • Jacobsen (1948)
  • Kys hinanden (1954)
  • Pyt (1977)