- Category : 1911-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Prevention 1
Norwegian organist, pianist, educationalist, and composer. He is considered an initiatior within Norwegian church music. He held concerts both at home and abroad and headed several first time performances of older music. He taught church music at the Oslo Conservatory of Music 1935-1973 and was assistant professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music 1973-1981. In 1963 he was appointed Knight of 1st Class of the Norwegian Royal order of St. Olav.
Karlsen died on 4 August 1982 in Oslo, Norway, aged 71.