Heintze, Gustaf (Hjalmar)

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Heintze, Gustaf (Hjalmar)

Heintze, Gustaf (Hjalmar), Swedish pianist, organist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Jönköping, July 22, 1879; d. Saltsjöbaden, March 4, 1946. His grandfather, Gustav Wilhelm Heintze (1825–1909), and father, Georg Wilhelm Heintze (1849–95), were well-known organists. He studied organ in Lund and Stockholm, and studied composition and instrumentation with Joseph Dente (1897–1900) and piano with Richard Ander-sson (1901) in Stockholm; then taught piano at Anders-son’s school (1901–18). He subsequently founded his own piano school, and was also organist at the Maria Magdalena Church. He wrote 2 piano concertos (1917, 1926), 2 violin concertos (1921, 1932), a Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orch. (1933), 3 cantatas (1923, 1934, 1940), and piano pieces.

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