Complete Encyclopaedia of Music/B/Berwald, Johann Friedrich
Berwald, Johann Friedrich, was born at Stockholm in 1788. When between four and five years of age, he played at a public concert on a small violin. After that time he visited, with his father, various courts of Europe, whence he received medals and many other marks of royal approbation ; at the same time he prosecuted his studies in composition and on the piano-forte. Several of his instrumental works have been published in Germany since the year 1798.