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Franz Berwald

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A votre age (1)
Concertino in A minor for Violin and Piano (fragment) (1)
Den 4 Juli 1844 (Konung Oscar!) (1)
Drottningen av Golconda (The Queen of Golconda) (1)
Duo Concertant in A minor for 2 Violins (1)
Duo in B flat major for Cello and Piano (1)
Duo in D major for Violin and Piano (1)
Duo in D minor for Violin and Piano (1)
Eko fran nar och fjarran (1)
Elfenspiel (1)
En parcourant les doux climats (1)
Erinnerung an die norwegischen Alpen (Memory of the Norwegian Alps) (1)
Ernste und heitere Grillen (serious and Joyful Fancies) (1)
Estrella de Soria (2)
Fantasia on 2 Swedish Folk Melodies (1)
Grand Septet in B flat major (7)
Jag gar i kloster (I enter a monastery) (1)
Konzertstuck for Bassoon and Orchestra (3)
Lebt wohl ihr Berge (1)
Modehandlerskan (The Dressmaker) (1)
Movements (2) from a Piano Quintet in A major (1)
Overture to Estrella de Soria (1)
Overture to The Queen of Golconda (1)
Piano Concerto in D major (3)
Piano Quintet no.1 in C minor (2)
Piano Quintet no.2 in A major (1)
Piano Trio no.1 in E flat major (2)
Piano Trio no.4 in C major (2)
Piano trio no.2 in F minor (1)
Quartet in E flat major for Piano and Wind (4)
Romance (1)
Serenade in F major (1)
String Quartet no.1 in G minor (2)
String Quartet no.2 in A minor (1)
String Quartet no.3 in E flat major (1)
Symphony in A major (fragment) (1)
Symphony no.1 in G minor 'Symphonie serieuse' (4)
Symphony no.2 in D major 'Symphonie capricieuse' (3)
Symphony no.3 in C major 'Symphonie singuliere' (5)
Symphony no.4 in E flat major 'Sinfonie naive' (5)
Traum (1)
Violin Concerto in C sharp minor, op.2 (1)
Wettlauf (Foot-Race) (1)

Franz Adolf Berwald (July 23, 1796 Ė April 3, 1868) was a Swedish Romantic composer who was generally ignored during his lifetime. He made his living as an orthopedic surgeon and later as the manager of a saw mill and glass factory.

Berwald was born in Stockholm and came from a family with four generations of musicians; his father, a violinist in the Royal Opera Orchestra, taught Franz the violin from an early age; he soon appeared in concerts. In 1811, Karl XIII came to power and reinstated the Royal Chapel; the following year Berwald started working there, as well as playing the violin in the court orchestra and the opera, receiving lessons from Edouard du Puy, and also started composing. The summers were off-season for the orchestra, and Berwald travelled around Scandinavia, Finland and Russia. Of his works from that time, a septet and a serenade he still considered worthwhile music in his later years.

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