Berlin, Johan Daniel

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Berlin, Johan Daniel

Berlin, Johan Daniel, German-born Norwegian organist and composer; b. Memel, May 12, 1714; d. Trondheim, Nov. 4, 1787. He studied organ with his father. In 1730 he proceeded to Copenhagen, where he continued his studies with Andreas Berg. In 1737 he became a city musician in Trondheim, a position he held until 1767; he was also organist at the city Cathedral from 1740 until his death. In addition to his various musical duties for the city, he collected musical instruments and wrote several treatises on music. He was a founding member of the Royal Norwegian Scientific Assoc. (1760). He composed some organ music, but few of his works are extant.


K. Michelesen, J.D. B. (diss., Univ. of Trondheim, 1971).

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