Frederik Magle on the Orgel Bewegung, Constructing an Organ, and Film Music in Concert Halls | ⭐ Bonus | The Cave of Apelles

Our guest for the evening is Frederik Magle.
This conversation was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, with assistance from Öde S. Nerdrum.

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Topics discussed in this conversation:

  • Tonal music alone does not make classical music
  • Being eclectic and respectfully disagree with modernists
  • The Orgel Bewegung’s destruction of romantic organs
  • Magle’s childhood hobby of constructing organs
  • Incorporating an old organ in a new one in Jørlunde Kirke
  • Dispute with the organ consultant for the church ministry
  • Seeing the qualities of both the old and modern movements
  • The Fanfare for the Royal Danish Orchestra
  • Film music in concert halls and Mickey Mousing
  • Magle’s music for the film “A Writer Named Tove”
  • Hans Zimmer and being involved with the director
  • The theme for Avildsen’s Rocky (1976)
  • The Kitsch and Art Questionnaire


Dean Anthony
Fergus Ryan
Anders Berge Christensen
Alastair Blain
Erik Lasky
Jared Fountain
Michael Irish
Shaun Roberts
Stacey Evangelista
Peter Asinger
Herman Borge
Elizabeth Freeman
Jack Entz Warner
Jon Harald Aspheim
Tonelise Rugaas
Trym Jordahl
Yngve Hellan

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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"