Ludvig Mathias Lindeman

LINDEMAN, Ludvig Mathias. b. 28 November 1812; d. 23 May 1887. Born at Trondhjem [Trondheim], Lindeman was the best known member of a family of Norwegian church musicians. Of German ancestry, his grandfather, Christopher Madsen (1706/08-1788), studied medicine in London, and changed his name to Lindeman after establishing a medical practice in Trondheim. His father, Ole Andreas Lindeman (1769-1857) was for 57 years organist of Vår Frue (Our Lady’s) church, Trondheim, a concert pianist, and editor and primary contributor to the first Norwegian chorale book, Choralbog indeholdende de i Kingos, Guldbergs og den evangelisk-christelige Psalmebog (1835/1838). Ludvig Mathias Lindeman succeeded his...

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