Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pacius, Fredrik

Fredrik Pacius(1809-1891), German composer/conductor, studied in Kassel with Spohr and Hauptmann, he lived most of his life in Finland, violinist in the court orchestra in Stockholm, taught at the Helsinki University. He has been called " the Father of Finnish music". He composed the Finnish, Estonia and Livonians national anthems, also composed the first Finnish opera "Kung Karls Jakt(1852)", one violin concerto, and songs.

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