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Music, Compositions for Orchestra, Open1

Date17 May – 12 August 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationStedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Participants9 from 6 countries
JudgeWillem MengelbergNED
JudgeKasimierz, Prince LubomirskiPOL
JudgeGustave DoretSUI
JudgeSem DresdenNED
JudgeZdzisław JachimeckiPOL
JudgeMario LabrocaITA
JudgeGabriel PiernéFRA
JudgeWillem PijperNED
JudgeMax von SchillingsGER
JudgeJustinien, Count ClaryFRA

The judges did not have many choices, as the Official Report lists 22 pieces of music that were entered, from 15 artists in 9 countries. Because the jury was not satisfied with most of the submitted works, it acted consistently and awarded only a bronze medal for orchestral music but no other award. There must have been a preliminary judging in Amsterdam because the Official Report noted that not all jurors had to arrive due to the low quality of the works.

The only medal was presented to Danish composer Rudolf Simonsen. He wrote four symphonies: Zion (1915), Hellas (1921), Roma (1923) and Danmark (1925). There exists a tape from 1954, recording these symphonies with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. It lasts 20:10 minutes and has three parts (Oresteia, Loneliness at the Temples, Pallas Athene). The second symphony called Hellas was the one, Simonsen submitted to the Amsterdam Art Competitions.

PosCat NrArtist(s)NOCTranslated TitleOriginal TitleTitle in Olympic Report or Catalogue
3Rudolf SimonsenDENSymphony No. 2 "Hellas"Symfoni nr. 2, HellasSymphonie Nr. 2, HellasBronze
ACL. VandeputBELMarch of the SportsmenMarche des Sportmen
ACKnudåge RiisagerDENJabiru T-DoxeJabiru T-Doxe (T-DOXC)Jabiru T-Doxe
ACMarc-César ScottoMONTorch RaceLa Course des TorchesLa Course des Torches
ACJacques JansenNEDTriumphal MarchMarche Triomphale
ACKazimierz KresowiakPOLWhite Eagle Military MarchOrzel Bialy (White Eagle)Orzel Bialy Marche Militaire
ACAlexandre DénéréazSUICircus LifeScènes de la vie de cirqueLe Cirque
ACB. BosserdetSUITrilogy on the Music of MovementTrilogie sur la Musique du MouvementTrilogie sur la Musique du Mouvement
AC IXe Olympiade AmsterdamSUIOlympus greets youL'Olympe vous salueL'Olympe vous salue