Saloman, Siegfried

1818-1899

 

Danish violinist and composer; born at Tondern, Schleswig. He was a pupil of his father, then of Siboni at Copenhagen, of Frederick Schneider in composition at Dessau, and, finally, in 1841, of Lipinski on the violin. Two years later, in 1843, Saloman settled in Copenhagen and gave lectures on the theory of music. He made several successful concert tours as a violinist in 1850 with his wife, Henrietta Nissen, a celebrated Swedish vocalist, and from 1859 resided in St. Petersburg. He composed several operas, among them Das Diamond Kreuz (The Diamond Cross); also an overture; violin pieces; songs; and instrumental music, only a few of which have appeared in print. Saloman died in Stockholm.