Conrad Baden

Conrad Baden ( born August 31, 1908 in Drammen, † June 11, 1989 ) was a Norwegian composer and organist.

Baden was the son of organist at the church Strømsøer Olaf Jørgensen. In 1931, he completed an apprenticeship as an organist at the Conservatory of Oslo. He continued his studies at the Leipzig Conservatory continues in Günter Raphael and Kurt Thomas. From 1934 to 1936 he studied counterpoint with Per Steenberg, 1940-1942 composition and orchestration with Bjarne Brustad. For a stay in Paris in 1950 he finally took lessons from Jean Rivier, attended the composition class of Arthur Honegger and learned the music of Paul Hindemith know.

The first compositions bathing originated in the 1930s in the tradition of Scandinavian romanticism. His works of the 1950s were influenced by French Neoclassicism. Later he turned to the twelve-tone technique. His extensive body of work includes masses, motets, cantatas, choral and solo songs, suites and sonatas for the piano, instrumental concertos, and six symphonies.

For 47 years was organist Baden first in his native town, and later in Oslo. In addition, he has taught since 1947, harmony and counterpoint, and later composition at the Conservatory of Oslo, writing music reviews for Drammen Tidende Vårt country and Morgenbladet and worked as an editor for the magazines Nordisk Musikkkultur, Norsk Norsk Kirkemusikk and Musikktidskrift.