Thomas Jensen

Danish cellist and conductor Thomas Jensen was born in Copenhagen on 25 October 1898. His teachers at the Royal Danish Conservatoire of Music included Carl Nielsen, whose music he later championed.

He began his working life as a cellist, then became conductor of an amateur orchestra. He studied conducting further, in Paris and Dresden, and later was conductor of the Philharmonic Society in Aarhus, where he founded the Aarhus Civic Orchestra, which later became the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.

He also began to guest conduct the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Later he also regularly conducted the Tivoli Orchestra and became permanent conductor of the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Thomas Jensen died suddenly in Frederiksberg on 13 November 1963, aged sixty-five.


A selection of articles about Thomas Jensen

Spotlight. Denmark's Greatest Conductor? - Gerald Fenech delves into more volumes of Danacord's 'Thomas Jensen Legacy' series. 'Strongly recommended.'

Spotlight. Consistently Engaging - Gerald Fenech listens to two more volumes in Danacord's 'Thomas Jensen Legacy' series. '... Jensen in joyous mood ...'

CD Spotlight. Vibrant and Adventurous - Gerald Fenech listens to more recordings by the Danish conductor Thomas Jensen. '... another jewel in the Thomas Jensen treasure-trove ...'

CD Spotlight. Masterly Intuition - Gerald Fenech gives the thumbs up to Danacord's Thomas Jensen Legacy Volume 15. '... unfettered enthusiasm and emotional gusto.'

CD Spotlight. Sparkling Joy - Gerald Fenech listens to four volumes of Danacord's series of recordings by Danish conductor Thomas Jensen. '... all Jensen's interpretative genius is captured with electrifying vividness.'

CD Spotlight. Music of the Utmost Beauty and Originality - Gerald Fenech listens to Thomas Jensen conducting music by Jean Sibelius. '... full of fire, passion and, above all, authority ...'