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Name  Bo Holten

Role  Composer
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Albums  Portuguese Polyphony (feat. conductor: Bo Holten)
Music director  The Element of Crime, Zappa, Busters verden
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Bo Holten (born 22 October 1948) is a Danish composer and conductor.


He has been the principal conductor for the vocal ensembles Ars Nova (Copenhagen) and Musica Ficta (Denmark), as well as guest-conductor for the BBC Singers. He has been the principal conductor for the Flemish Radio Choir (Vlaams Radio Koor) in Bruxelles until 2012.

As a composer he has written more than 100 works, including 6 operas, 2 musicals, 2 symphonies, and 5 solo concertos. He has also composed several film scores, amongst them the music for Lars Von Trier's The Element of Crime.

Notable works

  • Sinfonia concertante for Cello & Orchestra (1987)
  • Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (1990)
  • Wisdom and Folly, choir (1993)
  • Operation Orfeo, opera (1993)
  • The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (Holten), choir (1992–95)
  • Gesualdo, Opera (2003)
  • The Physician-In-Ordinary's Visit (Livlægens Besøg), Opera (2008)
  • A cradle song by bo holten world youth choir pretoria unihall 2007


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