Aksel Andersen

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Hans Aksel Andersen (March 19, 1912 – November 18, 1977) was an American-born, Danish classical organist, composer and professor of music.

Aksel Andersen was born in Ruskin, Nebraska. As a boy he was trained in organ, violin and piano. In Denmark, he was a pupil in Varde under Svend-Ove Møller (1903-1949), organist at Viborg Cathedral .[1] As a 12-year-old, he succeed him as organist. He was also taught by Thorvald Aagaard. He would later become an exam organist at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 1931. Andersen was one of the forces behind the creation of the organ concerts at Løgumkloster Church (Løgumkloster kirkes koncerter). He died in Vedbæk in 1977.[2][3]


  • This article was initially translated from the Danish Wikipedia.


  1. ^ P.S. Rung-Keller. "Svend-Ove Møller in Memoriam". Dansk Musik Tidsskrift. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Andersen Aksel professor". rosekamp.dk. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "Løgumkloster kirkes koncerter". Løgumkloster Kirke og Sogn. Retrieved January 20, 2016.