Fredrikke Egeberg

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Fredrikke Egeberg (23 November 1815 – 16 May 1861) was a Norwegian pianist and composer.

Annichen Fredrikke Sophie Egeberg was born in Christiania of parents Westye Egeberg (1770–1830, a Danish immigrant) and Anna Sophie Muus (1775–1862). Her family was wealthy through her father's lumber company, and Egeberg was the youngest of nine children and the only daughter.[1] She was a sister of Westye Martinus Egeberg and physician Christian Egeberg, and an aunt of Ferdinand Julian Egeberg, Einar Westye Egeberg, Sr. and Theodor Christian Egeberg.[2] Violinist Ole Bull was a friend of the family and often played at the family chamber music concerts. Egeberg's brother Christian became an accomplished amateur cellist, her two nieces, Anna Egeberg and Fredrikke Lindboe became composers of songs and piano pieces.[1]

Egeberg became an accomplished pianist, playing piano at Old Aker Church near the family property of Løkken and sometimes in concerts with the Musical Lyceum orchestra. After 1840, Egeberg was very productive as a composer, writing more than thirty songs and piano and choral works and achieving popularity in the 1850s. Fredrikke Egeberg lived on the farm Berg of Sem in Vestfold, where she died in 1861.[1][3]


Selected works include:

  • 4 Kirkesange, 1850
  • Norske Sange, ca. 1850
  • Sex Sange uden Ord for klaver, ca. 1850
  • Arioso og Springdans, 1851
  • 3 Sange af Arne (text: B. Bjørnson), 1876


  1. ^ a b c Dahm, Cecilie. Helle, Knut, ed. "Fredrikke Sophie Egeberg". Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Egeberg". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Kvinnen i historien, litteraturen og kunsten--virkelighet og myte. 1986. Retrieved 11 November 2010.