Full name: Rudolf Hermann Simonsen
Born: April 30, 1889 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: March 28, 1947 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Sport: Art Competitions
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Danish composer and musician Rudolf Simonsen earned a bronze medal at the 1928 Olympic Games in the Art Competitions in the category Music, Compositions for Orchestra, for his work Symphony No. 2 “Hellas”. This was the only medal awarded in this category. Simonsen was also a pianist who taught at the Royal Conservatory in Copenhagen, and headed this institution since 1931.
Simonsen wrote four symphonies: Zion (1915), Hellas (1921), Roma (1923) and Denmark (1925). There exists a tape from 1954, recording these symphonies with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, which lasts over 20 minutes and has three parts (Oresteia, Loneliness at the Temples, Pallas Athene). The second symphony, called Hellas was the one Simonsen submitted to the Amsterdam Art Competitions.
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