Fartein Valen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Fartein Valen

Norwegian composer

Date of Birth: 25-Aug-1887

Place of Birth: Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

Date of Death: 14-Dec-1952

Profession: composer, musician, musicologist, music theorist

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Fartein Valen

  • Olav Fartein Valen (25 August 1887 – 14 December 1952) was a Norwegian composer, notable for his work in atonal polyphonic music.
  • He developed a polyphony similar to Bach's counterpoint, but based on motivic working and dissonance rather than harmonic progression.

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