Gade, Jacob

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Gade, Jacob

Gade, Jacob, Danish conductor and composer; b. Vejle, Nov. 29, 1879; d. Copenhagen, Feb. 21, 1963. He studied violin. He was a member of the N.Y. Sym. Orch. (1919–21), then returned to Copenhagen, where he was active as a conductor. Among his light compositions, Jalousie (1925) attained great popularity. He also wrote several symphonic poems (Den sidste Viking, Leda and the Swan, etc.).


K. Bjarnjof, Tango Jalousie (Copenhagen, 1969); J. Gram Christensen, J. G., et evntyr I musik: Biografi og vaerkfortegnelse (Vejle, 1996).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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