Klaus Schønning

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... read moreA prolific multi-instrumentalist, Klaus Schønning became one of Europe's most well-known new age artists during the 1980s. Born in Copenhagen in 1954, he began composing music as a child and also played piano. He made the move to blues and rock while a teenager, but also studied musicology at...

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Chinese Twilight
5:02
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Cygnus
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Dawn
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Light Beams
5:24
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Sunrise
3:09

Biography

Active: 1970s-2000s
Country Of origin: Denmark

A prolific multi-instrumentalist, Klaus Schønning became one of Europe's most well-known new age artists during the 1980s. Born in Copenhagen in 1954, he began composing music as a child and also played piano. He made the move to blues and rock while a teenager, but also studied musicology at college. Schønning debuted in 1979 with Lydglimt, and soon began broadening the palate of electronic synthesizer music with deft orchestrations and a large array of instruments including harp, zither, dulcimer, bouzouki, glockenspiel, and many guitars. Nasavu, released in 1982, was an early touchstone in the continuing growth of new age music. Schønning recorded often throughout the 1980s, and debuted a four-part series of Symphodysse works in 1989. His music has also appeared on the Hearts of Space collection Cruisers 1.0. ~ John Bush~ Rovi

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