Norlind, (Johan Henrik) Tobias

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Norlind, (Johan Henrik) Tobias

Norlind, (Johan Henrik) Tobias, distinguished Swedish musicologist; b. Vellinge, May 6, 1879; d. Stockholm, Aug. 13, 1947. He studied piano and music in Lund, then took courses in composition with Jadassohn at the Leipzig Cons. (1897–98) and with Thuille in Munich (1898–99); he also studied musicology with Sandberger at the Univ. of Munich, and subsequently with Friedlaender at the Univ. of Berlin. Returning to Sweden in 1900, he attended Univ. of Uppsala and Univ. of Lund, obtaining the degree of Ph.D. in 1909. He then held several positions as an instructor in colleges and univs., and taught music history at the Stockholm Cons. (1918–45).


(all publ. in Stockholm unless otherwise given): Svensk musikhistoria (Hälsingborg, 1901; 2nd ed., 1918; abr. Ger. tr., 1904); Allmänt musiklexikon (1912–16; 2nd ed., 1927–28); Jenny Lind: en minnesbok till hundraârsdagen (1919); Allmän musikhistoria (1922); Kristina Nilsson, sângerskan och konstärinnan (1923); Beethoven och hans tid (1924–25); with E. Trobäck, Kunglia hovkapellets historia 1526–1926 (1926); Systematik der Saiteninstrumente: Vol. I, Geschichte der Zither (1936), and Vol. II, Geschichte des Klaviers (1939; 2nd ed., 1941); Bilder ur svenska musikens historia frân äldsta tid till medeltidens slut (1947).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire