Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians Volume 3

Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...his strong bias in favour of music continued to assert itself, and it was not long before he placed himself under the guidance of Fust Lendermann. This was in 1867; and from that date until 1870Olsen studied regularly during the winter months, while in the summer time he joined various travelling theatrical companies as conductor, thus acquiring invaluable experience. In the year 1870, however, he began to settle down to more serious study, and betook himself to Leipzig, where he became the pupil of E. F. Richter, Oscar Paul, and Reinecke. After a course of four years at Leipzig Olsen returned to Sweden and settled at Christiana (1874), where he worked as a teacher of the piano, and as a choirmaster. He also made use of his great talent for writing by becoming a musical critic. When Svensden retired from the directorship of the Musical Society the post was offered to Olsen, who accepted it and retained it for many years. In 1884 he became musical director to the 2nd Norwegian Infantry Brigade; and the experience and skill which he acquired in this leading position led to his being asked to undertake the onerous duties of musical director under the Military Board, when that office was established by the Swedish Government in 1900. He thus occupies a very distinguished position in relation to military, as well as orchestral music. In his capacity as director he has travelled much, and in fulfilment of the duties of this and other offices he has conducted performances of his compositions in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Austria. Ole Olsen has produced compositions of all kinds, excepting chamber music, which has not at present offered him any attractions; possibly on account of his dramatic and military tendencies. Of his orchestral works...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,334g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236572890
  • 9781236572899