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Johan Severin Svendsen (Composer)

Born: 30th September 1840, Oslo, Norway

Died: 14th June 1911, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Norwegian

Johan Severin Svendsen was a Norwegian composer, conductor and violinist. Born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, he lived most his life in Copenhagen, Denmark. Svendsen's output includes two symphonies, a violin concerto, a cello concerto, and the Romance for violin, as well as a number of Norwegian Rhapsodies for orchestra. At one time Svendsen was an intimate friend of the German composer Richard Wagner.

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