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GADE, Niels Wilhelm
b Copenhagen, 22 February 1817
d Copenhagen, 11 December 1890, aged seventy-three

He was the son of an instrument maker, and entered the Royal Danish orchestra as a violinist. In 1841 he won a prize that enabled him to travel in Germany and Italy. He befriended Mendelssohn in Leipzig. From 1861 he was the court Kapellmeister, and from 1867 one of the directors of the Copenhagen Conservatory. He received his PhD in 1879, and in 1886 was made Commander of the Order of Daneborg. He visited England in 1876.

1840 (23)

Faedrelandets Muser, ballet

Echoes from Ossian, overture

Piano Sonata

1841 (24)

Symphony No 1 in C minor

1842 (25)

Napoli, ballet

Violin Sonata No 1 in A major

1844 (27)

In the Highlands, overture

1846 (29)

p String Quartet in E minor

1847 (30)

Symphony No 3 in A minor

1849 (32)

p String Octet in F major

1850 (33)

Mariotta, incidental music

Symphony No 4 in B flat major

p Violin Sonata No 2 in D minor

1852 (35)

Symphony No 5 in D minor

Spring Fantasy, for voices and orchestra

1855 (38)

p Novelleten, for piano trio

c1856 (c39)

Symphony No 6 in G minor

1861 (44)

Hamlet, concerto overture

Michelangelo, overture

1864 (47)

Symphony No 2 in E major

Symphony No 7 in F major

Fantasies for clarinet

p Piano Trio in F major

p Fantasiestucke, for cello and piano

1865 (48)

p String Sextet in D minor

1871 (54)

Symphony No 8 in B minor

1874 (57)

Novelleten, for string orchestra

1879 (62)

En Sommertag paa Landet, five pieces for orchestra

1880 (63)

Violin Concerto

1884 (67)

Holbergiana Suite

1887 (70)

p Violin Sonata No 3 in Bb major

1888-90 (71-3)

Ulysses, march

1890 (73)

p String Quartet in D major

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