Complete Encyclopaedia of Music/B/Berwald, Johann Friedrich

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Complete Encyclopaedia of Music by John Weeks Moore
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.