1801–1880
Andreas Berggreen

Introduction

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Born: March 2, 1801, Co­pen­ha­gen, Den­mark.

Baptized: April 1801, St. Ni­ko­laj Par­ish, Co­pen­ha­gen, Den­mark.

Died: No­vem­ber 9, 1880, Co­pen­ha­gen, Den­mark.

Buried: As­sist­ens Ce­me­te­ry, Co­pen­ha­gen, Den­mark. Some hym­nals spell his name Berg­gren, but his tomb­stone shows it as Berg­green.

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Biography

Andreas was the son of Carl Pe­ter Berg­green and Jo­ha­nne Do­ro­thea Lynge, and hus­band of Do­ro­thea Fre­der­ik­ke Wet­ter­gren (mar­ried March 7, 1828, Vor Frue Parish, Co­pen­ha­gen, Den­mark).

He stu­died law, but event­u­al­ly pur­sued a ca­reer in mu­sic, stu­dy­ing un­der Chris­to­pher Weyse. In 1838, he be­came the or­gan­ist at Trin­i­ta­tis Kir­ke in Co­pen­ha­gen.

In 1843, he was teach­ing sing­ing at the Me­tro­pol­i­tan­skol­en, and in 1859, he be­came a song in­spec­tor.

Publications

Sources

Music

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Berggren (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?