Julius Bechgaard

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Bechgaard
Julius Bechgaard.
Julius Bechgaard.
Born22 December 1843 (1843-12-22)
Copenhagen
Died4 March 1917 (1917-03-05) (aged 73)
Frederiksberg
OccupationDanish composer

Julius Andreas Bechgaard (22 December 1843 – 4 March 1917) was a Danish composer of piano pieces, songs, and operas.

Bechgaard was born in Copenhagen. His best known opera, Frode, shows the influence of Wagner.[1] He died, aged 73, in Frederiksberg.

Works[edit]

  • op. 60: Troldbunden (Song with lyrics by A. Wallén,[2] manuscript)
  • Velsign vort Hjem (Song for Men's Choir with lyrics by Vilhelm Gregersen,[3] manuscript)
  • Sømandsliv (Sailor's Farewell, song cycle)
  • Gud signe dig (God Bless You song)
  • Seks firstemmige sange (Six Four-Part Songs)
    • Til Solen (To the Sun)
    • Aftensuk (Evening Sigh)
    • Hvile (Rest)
    • Morgenstemning (Morning Mood)
    • Elverdansen (Elfin Dance)
    • Blomsterne tale (Like a Child)
  • Strandby Folk (musical play in 4 acts by Holger Drachmann with music by Bechgaard, 1883)
  • Frode (opera, premiered 11 May 1893 in Copenhagen)
  • Frau Inge (opera, premiered 1894, in Prague)
  • Kender du Danmark (songs, with lyrics by Oscar Madsen, 1866–1902)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 'Dansk Musikks Historie', Kai Auge Bruun, København, 1969
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-30. Retrieved 2007-01-09.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-30. Retrieved 2007-01-09.

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