A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Lumbye, Hans Christian

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LUMBYE, Hans Christian, Danish composer of marches and dance-music, born 1808 [App. p.706 "May 2, 1810"] in Copenhagen. Like Strauss and Lanner he had an orchestra, which, when not travelling professionally, has been engaged since 1848 at the Tivoli near Copenhagen. Besides his many marches and dances ('Krolls Ballklänge'; 'Eine Sommernacht in Danemark '; 'Der Traum des Savoyarden,' etc.), still popular, he composed an opera 'Die Hexenflöte.' On his retirement in 1865, he was created a Kriegsrath. He died March 20, 1874. His son Georg now enjoys nearly as great a popularity in Copenhagen as his father once did.

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