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Herbert H. Ágústsson

Herbert H. Ágústsson

Icelandic composer and hornist
Herbert H. Ágústsson
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Intro Icelandic composer and hornist
A.K.A. Herbert H. Agustsson
Was Musician Composer Hornist
From Iceland Austria
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 8 August 1926, Austria, Austria
Death 20 June 2017, Garðabær, Iceland (aged 90 years)
Star sign LeoLeo
Instruments:
French horn
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Biography

Herbert Hriberschek Ágústsson (8 August 1926 – 20 June 2017) was an Austrian-Icelandic composer and hornist.

Ágústsson was born in Austria in August 1926. After completing his studies in 1944 in Graz with Franz Mixa and Arthur Michl, he played first horn for the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years. In 1953, he moved to Iceland, where he became principal hornist in the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

His best known works include the Conc. Breve, op. 19 (1970) and Athvarf (1974). For his own instrument, he composed the Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (1963). He died in June 2017 at the age of 90 in Ísafold.

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http://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2017/06/28/andlat_herbert_hriberschek_agustsson/
http://www.nordicmusicdays.com/2006/artists/iceland/herbertagustsson.html
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no96038769
https://viaf.org/viaf/2061295
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/2061295
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