Skip to main content

Crusell, Bernhard Henrik

Crusell, Bernhard Henrik

Crusell, Bernhard Henrik , noted Finnish clarinetist and composer; b. Uusikaupunki, near Turku, Oct. 15, 1775; d. Stockholm, July 28, 1838. He took clarinet lessons from a member of the military band at Svaeborg Castle, then moved to Stockholm in 1791, where he studied with Abbe Vogler. While improving his general knowledge of music, Crusell continued to play the clarinet. In 1798 he went to Berlin to study with Franz Tausch. In 1803 he went to Paris, where he studied composition with Berton and Gossec. In his instrumental music, Crusell followed the tradition of Gluck. His vocal works reveal Nordic traits. In Sweden he acted as translator of opera librettos for Stockholm productions. The Swedish Academy awarded him its gold medal shortly before his death.

Works

ORCH three clarinet concertos (1811, 1818, 1828); Concertante for Horn, Bassoon, Clarinet, and Orch. (1816); Introduction et air suedois for Clarinet and Orch. (1830); Coi/certino for Bassoon and Orch. CHAMBER : three quartets for\Clarinet and Strings (1811, 1817, 1823); three clarinet duos (18-); Divertimento for Oboe and Strings (1823). VOCAL: 37 songs” for Chorus; Den lilla slavinnan (The Little Slave Girl; Stockholm, Feb. 18, 1824).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Crusell, Bernhard Henrik." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. 21 Oct. 2018 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Crusell, Bernhard Henrik." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 21, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/crusell-bernhard-henrik-0

"Crusell, Bernhard Henrik." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved October 21, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/crusell-bernhard-henrik-0

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.