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Gade, Niels W. (1817 - 1890), composer, conductor, violinist, educationist

Bo Marschner and Finn Egeland Hansen

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Copenhagen, 22 Feb 1817; d Copenhagen, 21 Dec 1890). Danish composer, conductor, violinist, educationist and administrator. For his wide-ranging musical activity Gade ranks as the most important figure in 19th-century Danish music.

He had musical parents, his father being a cabinet maker who about the time of Gade’s birth began to specialize in making musical instruments. Gade showed a pronounced musical talent at an early

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