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Mogens Wöldike

Mogens Wöldike, 1940

Mogens Wöldike (5 July 1897, Copenhagen – 20 October 1988, Copenhagen) was a Danish conductor, choirmaster, organist, and scholar known for his interpretation of music from the Baroque and Classical periods. His son-in-law was the Haydn scholar Jens Peter Larsen.

He studied under Carl Nielsen and Thomas Laub and graduated from Copenhagen University in 1920. He was organist at the Marine church in 1924 and the Christiansborg Palace Church from 1931; from 1959 to 1972 he was organist at Copenhagen Cathedral.[1]

After the war he conducted the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and from 1950-67 worked regularly with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

He composed sets of organ chorales published in 1943, 1960 and 1972.

He was the founder of the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir.

He is the 1976 laureate of the Léonie Sonning Music Prize, the most prestigious musical award in Denmark.

Partial discography

  • Masterpieces of Music Before 1750: Haydn Society LP HSE 9039

He left many recordings. After a series of mainly baroque records in the 1930s, he recorded Saul, the St Matthew Passion, Mass in time of War, a number of Haydn symphonies, Nielsen concertos and choral works.[1]


Aryeh Oron (May 2001). "Mogens Wöldike". Bach Cantatas Website. Retrieved 2007-09-07.

  1. ^ a b Hodgson A. The recordings of Mogens Wöldike. Classic Record Collector, Summer 2005.

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