DENMARK: The King Is Dead

Had he not been destined to become a King, Frederik IX of Denmark might well have earned a measure of fame as an orchestra conductor. Trained as a pianist in his early years, he studied under the Danish Royal Opera's Conductor Georg Hoeberg. As Crown Prince, Frederik used to sit night after night in the Royal Theater, ready to take over the baton if his aging mentor should be taken ill. Later, he was frequently an incognito guest conductor of the state radio orchestra, without the knowledge of critics or radio audiences....

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