Frigel, Pehr

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Frigel, Pehr

Frigel, Pehr, Swedish composer; b. Kalmar, Sept. 2, 1750; d. Stockholm, Nov. 24, 1842. He was educated at the Univ. of Uppsala and studied composition with J.G. Naumann and J.M. Kraus. He made his living as a civil servant. In 1778 he was elected to the Swedish Royal Academy of Music; in 1796 he became its secretary, a position he retained for 45 years. He also taught theory there (1813–30). Among his works were syms., overtures, the oratorio Försonaren på Oljebergt (The Redeemer on the Mount of Olives; 1815), and cantatas.

Bibliography

B. von Beskow, P. F. (Stockholm, 1843; 3rd ed., 1923).

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