Ölander, Per, Swedish violinist and composer; b. Linkoping, Jan. 8, 1824; d. Stockholm, Aug. 3, 1886. He studied with his father, an organist, and with J.E. Nordblom at the Univ. of Uppsala, whose daughter, Johanna Maria Nordblom, he married in 1853. While pursuing a civil service career, he made appearances as a violinist and wrote music criticism. He composed the opera Blenda (1876), the operetta Mäster Placide (1879), a Sym., chamber music, choral works, and songs.
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