Friedrich August Reissiger

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Born: July 26, 1809

Died: March 2, 1883

German-Norwegian conductor, bandmaster and composer; born at Belzig; brother of Karl Gottlieb. Was a pupil, first, of his father, then of Schicht and Weinlig at the St. Thomas School, Leipzig, later studying under Dehn in Berlin. He imigrated to Norway when 31 years old. At this time he was already well known in Germany as a composer and artist. In Norway he performed 60 operas and he founded a song school.From 1840 to 1850 he was conductor of the theatre in Christiania (Oslo), and afterward became a military bandmaster and organist at Frederikshald (Halden), where he died. His compositions are in almost every form, his songs being the most numerous.

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