Normann, Ludwig

1831-1885

 

Composer and teacher; born in Stockholm. He was a pupil of Lindblad, and then under the patronage of his teacher, of King Oscar and Jenny Lind, went to Leipsic Conservatory. He became a teacher of composition at the Royal Academy of Stockholm in 1857. In 1859 he conducted the new Philharmonic concerts, two years later was leader of Stockholm Opera and for five years was leader of the Symphonic concerts and was president of the Music Academy. He married Wilma Maria Neruda, the famous violinist, in 1864. His compositions include a quartet for piano and strings; trio for same; sonata for violin; cello sonata; many piano-pieces for two and four hands; and good arrangements of Swedish melodies for piano. Normann died in Stockholm.