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Lindeman, family of Norwegian musicians:

(1) Ole Andreas Lindeman, organist, teacher, and composer; b. Surnadal, Jan. 17, 1769; d. Trondheim, Feb. 26, 1857. He was a student at the Trondheim cathedral school. After studying law in Copenhagen, he received music instruction from I. Wernicke. He then was organist of the church of Our Lady in Trondheim (1799–1857). He ed. the first book of Norwegian chorales (1835), which was given official sanction (1838). He also wrote some piano pieces and songs. He had 3 sons:

(2) Fredrik Christian Lindeman, organist; b. Trondheim, Dec. 4,1803; d. there, July 29,1868. He studied in Christiania and was organist of the church of Our Savior there. He then was organist of the church of Our Lady in Trondheim (1857–68).

(3) Ludvig Mathias Lindeman, organist, folk-song collector, teacher, and composer; b. Trondheim, Nov. 28, 1812; d. Christiania, May 23, 1887. He studied with his father in Trondheim, becoming his deputy organist at the church of Our Lady when he was 12. He then went to Christiania to study theology (1833), but subsequently resumed his interest in music. He was organist at the church of Our Savior in Christiania (1839–87), and also made tours as a concert artist. He taught at the Christiania theological seminary (1849–87). With his son Peter Brynie Lindeman, he founded an organ school in Christiania (1883), which became the Cons. (1894). He also spent much time collecting folk songs and editing church music. He prepared a chorale book for the Norwegian church that was officially sanctioned in 1877 and was used until being superseded in 1926. It contained his harmonizations of earlier hymn tunes and a number of his own. He also composed other sacred music, works for organ, and piano pieces.


editions (all publ. in Christiania): fo1k music:Norske fjeldmelodier harmonisk bearbeidede (1841); Nor-ske folkeviser udsatte for fire mandstemmer (1850); Aeldre og nyere norske fjeldmelodier: Samlede og bearbeidede for pianoforte (1853–67); Halvhundrede norske fjeldmelodier harmoniserede for mands-stemmer (1862); 30 norske kjaempevise-melodier harmoniserede for 3 lige stemmer (1863); Norske kjaempevise-melodier harmoniserede for blandede stemmer (1885); O. Sandvik, ed., Kingo-Tona: Fra Vang, Valdres (Oslo, 1939–40). church music:Melodier til WA. Wexels christelige psalmer (1840); Martin Luthers aandelige sange (1859); Norsk messebog (1870; second ed., 1885); Melodier til Landstads Salmebog (1873); Koralbog: Indeholdende de i Landstads salmebog forekommende melodier (1878).


O. Sandvik, L. M. L og folkemelodien (Oslo, 1950).

(4) Just Riddervold Lindeman, organist and composer; b. Trondheim, Sept. 26, 1822; d. there, Jan. 21, 1894. He was organist of Trondheim Cathedral (1858–94). He wrote works for organ, piano pieces, and songs.

(5) Peter Brynie Lindeman, organist, teacher, and composer, son of (3) Ludvig Mathias Lindeman; b. Christiania, Feb. 1, 1858; d. there (Oslo), Jan. 1, 1930. He studied with his father and at the Stockholm Cons. He was organist in Christiania (1880–1923), where, with his father, he founded an organ school (1883), which became the Cons. (1894). He was its director for many years. He ed. the periodical Musikbladet (1908–21). He wrote sacred music, chamber music, organ works, and piano pieces. His son, Kristian Theodor Madsen Lindeman (b. Christiania, March 8, 1870; d. Trondheim, Nov. 15, 1934), was an organist and composer. He was Trondheim Cathedral organist (1894–1934), and also wrote numerous choral works.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire