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Herbert H. Ágústsson

Herbert H. Ágústsson Icelandic composer and hornist

Icelandic composer and hornist
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Intro Icelandic composer and hornist
A.K.A. Herbert H. Agustsson
Countries Iceland Austria
Occupations Musician Composer Hornist
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 8 August 1926 (Austria)
Death 20 June 2017 (Garðabær)
Star sign LeoLeo
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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://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no96038769
http://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2017/06/28/andlat_herbert_hriberschek_agustsson/
http://www.nordicmusicdays.com/2006/artists/iceland/herbertagustsson.html
https://viaf.org/viaf/2061295
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q85371
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/2061295
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