Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik


Swedish composer, born at Lofvigsborg, near Stockholm. As a youth he lived in Berlin, there studying music under Zelter. Returning to Stockholm he spent the remainder of his days there, devoting himself to composition and giving lessons in singing. His compositions are mostly songs, which are national in character, exquisite in melody, and rich in originality. Among them are The Song of the Dalecarlian Maiden; Lament; A Day in Spring, and Autumn Evening. Jenny Lind was one of his pupils and she made his songs so popular in Germany that he was given the title of " the Schubert of the North." He composed an opera, Frondararne; vocal duets; trios; quartets; and among instrumental works are a symphony in C, a duo for piano and violin and a violin sonata.