Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Municipal Museum, Amsterdam
Date Started: May 17, 1928
Date Finished: August 12, 1928
The judges did not have many choices, as the Official Report lists 22 pieces of music that were entered, from 15 artists in 9 countries. Because the jury was not satisfied with most of the submitted works, it acted consistently and awarded only a bronze medal for orchestral music but no other award. There must have been a preliminary judging in Amsterdam because the Official Report noted that not all jurors had to arrive due to the low quality of the works.
The only medal was presented to Danish composer [Rudolf Simonsen]. He wrote four symphonies\: Zion (1915), Hellas (1921), Roma (1923) and Danmark (1925). There exists a tape from 1954, recording these symphonies with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. It lasts 20:10 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.
|3||Rudolf Simonsen||39||Denmark||DEN||Bronze||Symphony No. 2 "Hellas"|
|AC||L. Vandeput||Belgium||BEL||Marche des Sportmen|
|AC||KnudÃ¥ge Riisager||31||Denmark||DEN||Jabiru T-Doxe|
|AC||Marc-CÃ©sar Scotto||Monaco||MON||La Course des Torches|
|AC||Jacques Jansen||43||Netherlands||NED||Marche Triomphale|
|AC||Kazimierz Kresowiak||Poland||POL||Orzel Bialy, Marche Militaire|
|AC||Alexandre DÃ©nÃ©rÃ©az||52||Switzerland||SUI||Le Cirque|
|AC||B. Bosserdet||Switzerland||SUI||Trilogie sur la Musique du Mouvement|
|AC||IXe Olympiade Amsterdam||Switzerland||SUI||L'Olympe vous salue|