Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Gades in:
 • Assens Old Cemetery
 • Assens
 • Assens Kommune
 • Syddanmark
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
Jacob Gade
Birth: Nov. 29, 1879
Syddanmark, Denmark
Death: Mar. 20, 1963
Assens
Assens Kommune
Syddanmark, Denmark

Danish composer, violin virtuoso, band leader and publisher. In 1921 he became leader of the big orchestra at the Palads cinema in Copenhagen. The orchestra accompanied the silent films, and it was as accompaniment to one of these films in 1925, "Don Q, Son of Zorro," that he composed one of the biggest evergreens in music history, the tango "Jealousy." The melody became famous when conductor Arthur Fiedler and his famous Boston Pops Orchestra recorded it in 1935, and this version sold over one million copies, the first major hit orchestral record ever. Since then the tango has been performed and recorded by many different artists, e.g. Vera Lynn, Plácido Domingo, Yehudi Menuhin, symphony orchestras, concert bands, and any imaginable variety of soloists. The piece brings in around DKK 1 million a year in royalties. The Jacob Gade Prize - worth DKK 50,000 - is awarded every year to a promising young musician. (bio by: Erik Skytte) 
 
Burial:
Assens Old Cemetery
Assens
Assens Kommune
Syddanmark, Denmark
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
Record added: Jan 27, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10382193
Jacob Gade
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Jacob Gade
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
Jacob Gade
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

What a lovely Tango you composed~
- MM
 Added: Nov. 29, 2016

- Erik Skytte
 Added: Nov. 29, 2016
On your 137th birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Nov. 26, 2016
There are 45 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 26 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service