Benny Andersen

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Andersen in August 2009

Benny Andersen (7 November 1929 – 16 August 2018) was a Danish songwriter, poet, author, composer and pianist. He was known for his works with Povl Dissing. They released an album with Andersen's poems from the collection Svantes viser.

This album and Andersens book "Svantes viser" (Svante's Songs) from 1972, was included by the Danish Ministry of Culture in the Danish Culture Canon in 2006, in the category "Popular music".[1][2] Andersens "Samlede digte" (Collected poems) have sold more than 100,000 copies in Denmark.[3]

Andersen was a member of the Danish Academy (Det Danske Akademi) from 1972 until his death.

Andersen died on 16 August 2018 in Vangede at the age of 88.[4]

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  1. Denstoredanske.dk Kulturkanon
  2. Hela den danska Kulturkanonen (in Swedish) Sydsvenskan, retrieved January 20, 2013
  3. "Benny Andersen". Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  4. Benny Andersen er død, BT, 17 August 2018

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