Vogel, Friedrich Wilhelm Ferdinand



Organ virtuoso; born at Havelberg, Prussia. He studied at Berlin under Birnbach, after which he made a concert tour of several years through Germany, Holland and Switzerland. From 1838 to 1841 he taught in Hamburg, then traveled through Schleswig, giving concerts. For several years he was organist at the German and French Reformed Church at Copenhagen. In 1852 he was appointed professor at the school for organ-playing and composition at Bergen, Norway. Among his compo- sitions are a concertino for organ, with trombones; sixty choral preludes; ten postludes; two fugues with introductions; a symphony; an overture; and a suite in canon form for orchestra; chamber-music; choruses for male and mixed voices; two operettas, Kloster und Hans, and Aus dem Tunnel.