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Berwald, Franz

Born: 1796 AD
Died: 1868 AD
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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.