Lumbye, Hans Christian


Popular composer of dance-pieces; born in Copenhagen. He conducted an orchestra of his own in the Tivoli, Copenhagen, and with which he also made concert tours. He was called the " Northern Strauss." His marches and dances were very popular, among them Kroll's Ballklange, Eine Sommernacht in Danemark and Der Traum des Savoyarden. He retired in 1865 and was created a Kriegsrath. The leadership of his band was under taken by his son George, who has made himself very popular.