Franz Adolf Berwald

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Berwald, Franz Adolf


Born July 23, 1796, in Stockholm; died there Apr. 3, 1868. Swedish composer, violinist, and conductor. First Swedish composer of symphonies. Student of J. B. E. Du Puy.

From 1811 to 1828, Berwald was violinist and conductor of the court orchestra in Stockholm. From 1849 he was musical director at the university, from 1864, a member of the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, and from 1867, professor of composition at the Stockholm Conservatory. He toured as a violinist in many European countries and in 1819, in Russia. He composed operas, including Estrella de Soria (first performance in 1862), cantatas, symphonies, concertos, chamber music, and other works.


Layton, R. Berwald. Stockholm, 1956.
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