Jensen, Gustav, German violinist and composer, brother of Adolf Jensen; b. Königsberg, Dec. 25, 1843; d. Cologne, Nov. 26, 1895. He studied with his brother, then with Dehn in Berlin (theory) and with Joachim (violin). In 1872 he became prof, of composition at the Cologne Cons., and held that position until his death. He wrote a Sym., String Quartet, Violin Sonata, Cello Sonata, Ländliche Serenade for String Orch., and various violin pieces. He publ. the series Klassische Violinmusik and also tr. into German Cherubini’s Manual of Counterpoint.
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