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Herman David Koppel


Herman D. Koppel (1908-1998) was Professor of piano at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and composer. His works includes seven symphonies, four piano concerts, six string quartets, many instrumental concertos, music for choir, sacred music, chamber music and ballet.

As a pianist, he was considered one of the most important in Denmark. He also composed popular music that is well known by today’s Danish population.
Herman D. Koppel was the father, grandfather and even greatgrandfather of a significant Danish music dynasty, including his 2 sons, composers Thomas and Anders Koppel. He received numerous honours, including Wilhelm Hansen`s Composers Award and Honorary Gift, Carl Nielsen Award, and he was an honorary member of the Danish Composers` Society until his death in 1998.

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