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 Andreas Peter Berggreen

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Birth
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death
8 Nov 1880 (aged 79)
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Burial
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Memorial ID
6687230 View Source

Composer, Organist. He will be best remembered for his published folk song collections of "Melodier til Salmebog" (1853) and Folk Sange og Melodier (1842–1871). He was born as Andreas Peter Berggreen one of twelve children in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Carl Peter Berggreen (1768-1835), and his wife Johanne Dorothea Lynge Berggreen (1781-1840), on March 2, 1801. He was baptized a month later at the St. Nikolaj Parish in Copenhagen, Denmark. He wanted to be a lawyer and studied law before turning his attention to music. He then began studying music under the Danish composer Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse (1774-1842), and was also highly influenced by the late German composer Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (1747-1800), who is known for the famous Christmas carol, "Ihr Kinderlein kommet." He became the organist at the Trinitatis Church in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1838, and then taught singing at the Metropolitanskolen or The Metropolitan School in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1843. He also served as a song inspector for the Danish government beginning in 1859. Besides, the folk song collections of "Melodier til Salmebog" (1853) and Folk Sange og Melodier (1842–1871), his many other works include several pieces of incidental music, a cantata, solo piano works, and songs, that have amassed eleven large volumes and are printed in Danish, Norwegian, German, Italian, French, and English. He also published Volume 8 of Slavik folk music which was published in four sections and in Russian, Bohemian, Sorbian, Moravian, and Polish. His other musical compositions include, "Songs With Accompaniment Of Guitar" (1823), "Cantata For Rege's Tohundredaarsfest" (1823), "Cantata For Prince Ferdinand And Princess Caroline Formælingsfest" (1829), "The Picture And Bust" (Opera in 1832), "Socrates" (1835 Play), "Tordenskiold" (1832 Play), "Queen Margrethe" (1833 Play), "Songs For School," several church compositions, several romances and songs, and several hymns. He continued to compose and write music until his death. He passed away on November 8, 1880, at the age of 79, and he was buried in the Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was married to Dorothea Frederikke Wettergren Berggreen (1803-1889), in Vor Frue Parish, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 7, 1828, and together they had three children, Gottfred Georg Wolfgang Berggreen (1829-1903), Valdemar Frederik Andreas Berggreen (1833-1913), and Emma Charlotte Dorothea Berggreen (1835-1908).

Composer, Organist. He will be best remembered for his published folk song collections of "Melodier til Salmebog" (1853) and Folk Sange og Melodier (1842–1871). He was born as Andreas Peter Berggreen one of twelve children in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Carl Peter Berggreen (1768-1835), and his wife Johanne Dorothea Lynge Berggreen (1781-1840), on March 2, 1801. He was baptized a month later at the St. Nikolaj Parish in Copenhagen, Denmark. He wanted to be a lawyer and studied law before turning his attention to music. He then began studying music under the Danish composer Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse (1774-1842), and was also highly influenced by the late German composer Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (1747-1800), who is known for the famous Christmas carol, "Ihr Kinderlein kommet." He became the organist at the Trinitatis Church in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1838, and then taught singing at the Metropolitanskolen or The Metropolitan School in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1843. He also served as a song inspector for the Danish government beginning in 1859. Besides, the folk song collections of "Melodier til Salmebog" (1853) and Folk Sange og Melodier (1842–1871), his many other works include several pieces of incidental music, a cantata, solo piano works, and songs, that have amassed eleven large volumes and are printed in Danish, Norwegian, German, Italian, French, and English. He also published Volume 8 of Slavik folk music which was published in four sections and in Russian, Bohemian, Sorbian, Moravian, and Polish. His other musical compositions include, "Songs With Accompaniment Of Guitar" (1823), "Cantata For Rege's Tohundredaarsfest" (1823), "Cantata For Prince Ferdinand And Princess Caroline Formælingsfest" (1829), "The Picture And Bust" (Opera in 1832), "Socrates" (1835 Play), "Tordenskiold" (1832 Play), "Queen Margrethe" (1833 Play), "Songs For School," several church compositions, several romances and songs, and several hymns. He continued to compose and write music until his death. He passed away on November 8, 1880, at the age of 79, and he was buried in the Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was married to Dorothea Frederikke Wettergren Berggreen (1803-1889), in Vor Frue Parish, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 7, 1828, and together they had three children, Gottfred Georg Wolfgang Berggreen (1829-1903), Valdemar Frederik Andreas Berggreen (1833-1913), and Emma Charlotte Dorothea Berggreen (1835-1908).

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