August Bournonville was the most significant person in Danish ballet history.
Carl Nielsen is the most important figure in Danish musical life in the 20th century.
Diderich Buxtehude was one of the most outstanding of the generation preceding J.S. Bach.
Hartmann exercised a decisive influence on Danish musical life in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Johanne Luise Heiberg was the undisputed prima donna of the Romantic age.
Kuhlau wrote the music for several ballad operas, including the music for Elverhøi, the piece most often performed in the Royal Theatre.
Niels W. Gade performed a large number of modern German and Danish works, including many of his own compositions.
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen is an internationally highly esteemed jazz double bass player.
Per Nørgård developed the so-called infinity series with specific combinations of intervals, and he also worked with the golden mean.
Vagn Holmboe studied folk music and that had a decisive influence on his works.
Victor Borge was a Danish comedian, entertainer and world-class pianist, affectionately known as the Great Dane and the Clown Prince of Denmark.