Berwald, Franz

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Born: Jul 23, 1796 AD
Died: 1868 AD, at 71 years of age.

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.

 

 

 

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