Tillefsen, Thomas Dyke Acland



Norwegian pianist, chiefly interesting because of his association with Chopin; was born at Trondhjem. He was Chopin's pupil in 1842 and afterward his intimate friend, going with him to England in 1848 but afterward returning to Paris, where he had many pupils. He occasionally gave concerts, and on one occasion gave one in connection with Jenny Lind. He died in Paris. He wrote a sonata for violin and piano; two piano concertos; a piano trio; a sonata for violin; and one for violoncello; mazurkas, nocturnes, waltzes for piano and many other pieces for the same instrument.