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Leif Kayser   (1919 - 2001)

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Leif Kayser (1919-2001) had a very versatile professional career. For many years he taught instrumentation at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and he is a pianist, organist and conductor. His own teachers include Poul Schierbeck, Nadia Boulanger and Hilding Rosenberg. In the 1940s Leif Kayser studied theology in Rome, and in 1949 he was ordained as a Catholic priest. For some years he worked in this capacity in Copenhagen. He has written a very large number of works. It aroused great attention when he had his First Symphony performed for the first time in Sweden at the age of 19; later another four have followed. In general Kayser's work is dominated by sacred music such as oratorios, a cappella works and several organ works. He has also written chamber music, didactic music, piano transcriptions of Romantic music and works for accordion.

Live Dates

17/05/2012   Allmusic.com

Leif Kayser: Symphonies, Vol. 2
4/5 Stars

"That work, while falling into the conventional four-movement symphonic form, has an unusual shape, with a slow movement that dwarfs the other three. It's well worth hearing. Highly recommended."
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Discography

Symphonies Vol. 2
Symphonies Vol. 2
Leif Kayser

CD 8.224709 (2008)

Symphonies 1 and 4 from the remarkable Leif Kayser, who was also a Catholic priest

Woodworks
Woodworks
Abrahamsen, Nørholm, Kayser, Buch etc.

CD 8.226541 (2007)

Danish recorder works from the past 50 years played by an outstanding trio

Symphonies Vol. 1
Symphonies Vol. 1
Leif Kayser

CD 8.224708 (2007)

Premiere recording of clear, strong symphonies from the mid-twentieth century

Works for Organ
Works for Organ
Leif Kayser

CD 8.224167 (2001)

The monumental Concerto for Organ and other works by the great Danish organ composer

Works for Classical Accordion
Works for Classical Accordion

CD 8.224028 (1996)

The Norwegian virtuoso Geir Draugsvoll plays works by among others Andy Pape and Ejnar Kanding


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