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Jurij Moskvitin (Robert Jurij Moskvitin Hansen, January 6, 1938 – May 25, 2005) was a classical pianist, composer, philosopher, mathematician and boheme.

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Jurij Moskvitin accompanying Karen Blixen at her meeting with Igor Stravinsky at the Copenhagen City Hall, 1959

Jurij Moskvitin grew up in Denmark; his mother was a Russian aristocrat and his father was a Danish civil engineer. After World War II he studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. He then obtained a master's degree in Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen.

He was a friend of Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), Simon Spies, Tao Nørager and Henrik Stangerup.

His works include:

  • Essay on The Origin of Thought 1974 (philosophy)
  • Det er spændende at tænke 1976 (philosophy)
  • Music to the movie "Jorden Er Flad or The Earth is Flat" 1977 by Henrik Stangerup
  • Den store undren 1992 (philosophy)
  • Simon Spies. Historien om et venskab 1984–1999 (biography)
  • Den døve øgle 2001 (Self-Portraits)
  • Du må ikke sjuske med dit liv 2008 (biography; Henrik Stangerup)

He was one of the main characters in the documentary "En aften i november" the other being Ilja Bergh. He was also interviewed in the documentary "At skrive eller dø & At forråde virkeligheden" about his relationship with Henrik Stangerup. He regularly appeared in the Danish TV-program "Smagsdommerne" until his death. He also appears in the radio documentary "Eliten fra Minefeltet" where he talks about his relationship to the pianist Klaus Heerfordt.

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