Anna Brita Wendelius

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Anna Brita Wendelius
Born 1741 (1741)
Died 1804 (aged 62–63)
Nationality Swedish
Known for Musician, Poetry
Spouse(s) Anders Wendelius

Anna Brita Wendelius, née Ramklou (1741–1804), also known as Wendelia, was a Swedish artist and singer. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the Utile Dulci.

Anna Brita Wendelius was married to a wealthy merchant, Anders Wendelius. She was known as a non professional musician and singer, and was also a published poet. She was one of only three females known to have been a member of the Utile Dulci, the other being Anna Charlotta von Stapelmohr and Anna Maria Lenngren.[1] In 1777, it is mentioned that she performed at one of the ceremonies of the Utile Dulci with her own written recitative and aria. In 1795, she was elected as a member into the Swedish Royal Academy of Music, together with Margareta Alströmer and Christina Fredenheim.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ann Öhrberg: Fasa för all flärd, konstlan och förställning” Den ideala retorn inom 1700-talets nya offentlighet. Samlaren. 2010
  • Anna Ivarsdotter Johnsson och Leif Jonsson: "Musiken i Sverige. Frihetstiden och Gustaviansk tid 1720-1810 (The Music of Sweden. The age of Liberty and the Gustavian age 1720-1810."
  • Ann Öhrberg: Fasa för all flärd, konstlan och förställning” Den ideala retorn inom 1700-talets nya offentlighet. Samlaren. 2010