Frøhlich, Johannes Frederik

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Frøhlich, Johannes Frederik

Frøhlich, Johannes Frederik, Danish violinist, conductor, and composer; b. Copenhagen, Aug. 21, 1806; d. there, May 21, 1860. He spent his entire life in Copenhagen, where he first studied piano, violin, and flute with his brother-in-law, C.F. Kittler. He then was a violinist in the Royal Theater Orch., during which time he completed his training with its Kapellmeister, Claus Schall. In 1827 he became chorus master of the Royal Theater, and then was a conductor there from 1834 to 1844; he also was director of the Musikførening (1836–41). Among his works were a Sym. (1830), overtures, 4 violin concertos (1825; 1825; 1829; 1829–30), ballets, string quartets, and other chamber pieces.

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