Ludvig Nielsen

He began to study at the conservatory in Kristiania (Oslo) at the age of 16 and passed his organist exam the following year. He continued his organ studies with Arild Sandvold and piano with Dagmar Walle-Hansen as well as music theory with Gustav Lange. He then studied organ in Leipzig with Karl Straube and composition with Günther Raphael (1931-32). Additionally, he studied counterpoint with Per Steenberg (1934-43). After first engagements as organist in Bærum (1924-32) and Ris (1932-34) he held the position as organist in the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim for 42 years (1934-1976).2