Johan Svendsen

1840 - 1911

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Johan Severin Svendsen (30 September 1840 – 14 June 1911) was a Norwegian composer, conductor and violinist. Born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, he lived most his life in Copenhagen, Denmark. Svendsen's output includes two symphonies, a violin concerto, a cello concerto, and the Romance for violin, as well as a number of Norwegian Rhapsodies for orchestra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan Svendsen has received more than 78,735 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Johan Svendsen is the 318th most popular composer (up from 348th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Norway (up from 77th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Norwegian Composer.

Johan Svendsen is most famous for his compositions of the Norwegian national anthem, "Ja, vi elsker dette landet" and "Solveig's Song."

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Among composers, Johan Svendsen ranks 318 out of 1,228Before him are Ernst von Dohnányi, Gustave Charpentier, Ferdinand Ries, Irving Berlin, Stanisław Moniuszko, and Leroy Anderson. After him are Julius Fučík, Alberto Ginastera, Franz Benda, Johann Schein, Sigismond Thalberg, and Claudio Merulo.

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Among people born in 1840, Johan Svendsen ranks 24Before him are Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Hiram Maxim, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Edward Whymper, Hans Makart, and Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein. After him are Giovanni Verga, Namık Kemal, Princess Margaretha of Saxony, Emin Pasha, Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres, and Sisowath of Cambodia. Among people deceased in 1911, Johan Svendsen ranks 19Before him are Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg, Ahmed ‘Urabi, Edward Whymper, Laura Marx, Valentin Serov, and Theodor Escherich. After him are Sam Loyd, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy, Jack Daniel, and Jules Brunet.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Johan Svendsen ranks 73 out of 735Before him are Johan Christian Dahl (1788), Magnus V of Norway (1156), Sverre Fehn (1924), Theodor Kittelsen (1857), Magnus IV of Norway (1115), and Anders Behring Breivik (1979). After him are Stein Rokkan (1921), Inge II of Norway (1185), Haakon II of Norway (1147), Arne Næss (1912), Inge I of Norway (1135), and Ole Bull (1810).

Among COMPOSERS In Norway

Among composers born in Norway, Johan Svendsen ranks 3Before him are Edvard Grieg (1843) and Johan Halvorsen (1864). After him are Christian Sinding (1856), Rikard Nordraak (1842), Knut Nystedt (1915), Harald Sæverud (1897), Geirr Tveitt (1908), Halfdan Kjerulf (1815), Fartein Valen (1887), Klaus Egge (1906), and Thomas Bergersen (1980).