Ludvig Harbo Gote Birkedal-Barfod

Ludvig Birkedal-Barfod (27 May 1850 – 17 October 1937) was a Danish composer and organist.

The son of the writer Frederik Barfod, he was trained as an organist at the Royal Danish Academy of Music 1870-1872. In 1873 he became organist at Metodistkirken in Copenhagen, 1877–1895, he was at Our Lady Church in Svendborg and 1894-1925 at Marble Church in Copenhagen. Moreover, he wrote music reviews for the Christian newspaper, a number of years. Among his own organ pupils included organist and composer Hilda Sehested. In 1903 he went on study tour to Sweden, Finland, Russia and Germany. In 1905 he was teacher of music theory and organ at Gottfred Matthison-Hansen Music Institute.

He wrote most of his music singing and piano and organ. In addition, he edited a widely used collection of hymn tunes, Menighedens Melodies, and published some exercises and other training music.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1850 (Copenhagen), Died 1937 (Copenhagen)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-75879 16-in. 6/22/1933 Beauty that endures. Program 14 Palmer John Clark ; Jean Paul King ; Charles Sears ; The Wessel Company Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with male vocal solo and recitation composer  


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