Andreas Peter Berggreen
Andreas Peter Berggreen (March 2, 1801 – November 8, 1880) was a Danish composer, organist, and pedagogue.
Berggreen was born and died in Copenhagen. He initially studied law before pursuing a career in music, studying under Christopher Ernst Friedrich Weyse. In addition to Weyse, Berggreen was also heavily influenced by the German musician Johann Abraham Peter Schulz.
Apart from several pieces of incidental music, a cantata, solo piano works, and songs, he published the folk song collections Melodier til Salmebog (1853) and Folk Sange og Melodier (1842–71). The latter comprises eleven large volumes, and includes folk songs in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German, English, French and Italian (Russian folk songs are also represented but in German translation).
Music by A.P. Berggreen, text by Christian Richardt, performed by Erik Damskier (0:30)
Based on music from 17th century and text from 13th century (both written anonymously), this version of music presumably by A. P. Berggreen, text by N.F.S. Grundtvig, performed by Erik Damskier (0:24)
Music by A.P. Berggreen, text by N.F.S. Grundtvig, performed by Erik Damskier (0:26)
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- Songs with Accompaniment of Guitar (1823)
- Cantata for Rege's Tohundredaarsfest (1823)
- Cantata for Prince Ferdinand and Princess Caroline Formælingsfest (1829)
- The picture and bust (opera in 1832)
- Socrates (1835 play)
- Tordenskiold (1832 play)
- Queen Margrethe (1833 play)
- "Songs for school"
- Several church compositions
- romances and songs
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