Niels Otto Raasted

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Niels Otto Raasted (born in Copenhagen, November 26, 1888; died there on December 31, 1966) was a Danish composer and organist at Copenhagen Cathedral. He was founder and leader of the Danish Bach Association from 1925-1945 and his choral works are strongly influenced by Bach, Reger and Renaissance music.

He studied at the Copenhagen Conservatory and with Max Reger in Leipzig.[1]

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

  • Sonatas for solo violin op.18 Nr.1-3 & op.30 Nr.1 & 2 Johannes Soe Hansen, Dacapo Records, 2010
  • Recording information [1]


  1. ^ Musical opinion 1983 -Volume 107 Page 143 "The same may also be said of Niels Otto Raasted, a friend of Drischner, pupil of Reger and Karl Straube in Leipzig, who was Denmark's most gifted composer of organ music. Raasted, who was also organist of Copenhagen Cathedral, ..."
  • Danish Composer Webpage [2]