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Berwald, Franz

Born: 1796 AD
Died: 1868 AD
Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Composers

1796 – Born on the 23rd of July in Stockholm, Sweden.


1818 – He started publishing the Musikalsk journal.


1821 – His Violin Concerto in C# minor was premiered by his brother.


1835 – Berwald started an orthopedic and physiotherapy clinic in Berlin.


1841 – He resumed composing songs and moved to Vienna and married Mathilde Scherer.


1842 – Conducted concert of his tone poems at the Redoutensaal at the Hofburg Imperial Palace.


1843 – Premiered in Stockholm with his cousin Johan Frederik conducting the Royal Opera House Orchestra.


1845 – He composed "Sinfonie Singulaire".


1847 – The Mozarteum Salzburg made him an honorary member.


1849 – Berwald got back to Sweden and managed a glass works at Sandö in Ångermanland.


Wrote Drottningen av Golconda, which supposetedly premiered in 1864, but was not happened.


1866 – Received the Order of the Polar Star, in recognition of his musical achievements.


1867 – Stockholm Conservatoire finally appointed Berwald professor of composition.


1868 – Berwald died on 3rd of April in Stockholm because of pneumonia.


The second movement of the Symphony No. 1 in G minor was played at his funeral.