Hallstrom, Ivar

1826-1901

Swedish dramatic composer whose fame has become wide-spread. Was born in Stockholm and studied law, holding the position of private librarian to the Crown Prince, now King of Sweden. He gained a prize from the Musical Union at Stockholm in 1860, for The Flowers, an idyl for solos, chorus and orchestra. His first two operas received only slight attention, but in 1874 his Mountain King made a decided success. Equally fortunate were The Bride of the Gnome; The Vikings' Voyage; Nyaga; and the romantic opera, Granada's Daughter.