Ludvig Norman – Symfoni No.2 in E-flat major, Op.40 (1871)

Ludvig Norman

Work: Symfoni No.2 in E-flat major, Op.40 (1871)

Mov.I: Allegro 00:00
Mov.II: Larghetto, Con Anima 09:39
Mov.III: Scherzo 20:23
Mov.IV: Finale 26:38

Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester

Conductor: Carl-Rune Larsson


Ludvig Norman (28 August 1831 – 28 March 1885) was a Swedish composerconductorpianist, and music teacher. Together with Franz Berwald and Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, he ranks among the most important Swedish symphonists of the 19th century.

Norman was born Fredrik Vilhelm Ludvig Norman in Stockholm.[1]

Norman began his musical training with Lindblad and later studied at the Leipzig Conservatory from 1848 to 1852, where he also made the acquaintance of Robert Schumann. Starting in 1857, he taught at the Royal Music Academy of Stockholm. In 1860, he became the conductor of the Nya harmoniska sällskapet and obtained the post of Kapellmeister at the Royal Swedish Opera the following year. After 1881, he conducted the choral concerts of the Musikvorenigen. He was married to the noted violinist Wilma Neruda in 1864. Their son Ludwig Norman Neruda was a famous alpinist.

As conductor, he is remembered for premiering the fourth symphony of Franz Berwald on 9 April 1878.[2][3]

Norman composed in a wide variety of genres, including four symphonies, four overtures, four sets of incidental music for plays, cantatas, and chamber music, as well as a great number of lieder and songs for choir.

He was the dedicatee of Woldemar Bargiel‘s octet for strings.[4]

His pupils included Elfrida Andrée.[5]

Ludvig Norman died in 1885 also in Stockholm.[1


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