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Fredrik Pacius

Fredrik Pacius

 

Composer: Fredrik Pacius

Dates: 19 March 1809 – 8 January 1891

Nationality: German

Title of Piece: Ballad form opera King Charle’s Hunt

http://youtu.be/nPuDmF8QN8g

 

Brief Biography: Pacius spent most of his life in Finland and is considered one of the fathers of Finnish music. He wrote the music to Johan Ludvig Runeberg’s Vårt land which became Finland’s national anthem. He composed the first Finnish opera Kung Karls Jakt.

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