1756–1835

Introduction

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Born: Au­gust 14 or 15, 1756, Vår­dinge parish, Sö­der­man­land, Swe­den.

Died: Au­gust 11, 1835, Stock­holm, Swe­den.

Biography

Åhlström moved to Stock­holm in 1772, and lived there the rest of his life.

He was an pi­an­ist, com­pos­er and mu­sic pub­lisher. He al­so played the or­gan at Ma­ria Mag­da­le­na Church (1776–92), then at St James’ Church un­til 1835.

He start­ed a mu­sic print­ing and pub­lish­ing bus­i­ness in 1783. He worked at the Swed­ish Ci­vil Ad­min­is­tr­ation Off­ice of the Ar­my (1779–1827), and be­came head of the Ci­vil De­fense Coun­cil in 1804.

Åhlström was elect­ed in­to the Roy­al Swed­ish Mu­sic Acad­e­my in 1785, and was the Acad­e­my’s di­rect­or of ed­u­ca­tion, 1803–05.

Works

Åhlström com­posed more than 200 songs, plus cham­ber mu­sic, pi­a­no piec­es, and in­ci­den­tal, church, and cer­e­mon­i­al mu­sic.

Sources

Music

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