Johan Daniel Berlin

Johan Daniel Berlin Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    12th May 1714
  • Died
    4th November 1787
  • Birthplace
    Klaipėda, Lithuania

Johan Daniel Berlin was a Norwegian composer and organist, remembered as one of the founders of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters. He was born in Memel (now Klaipėda, Lithuania). At the age of nineteen, he came to Copenhagen, starting out as an apprentice to the privileged town musician there, Andreas Berg. In 1737, he became the privileged town musician in Trondheim. In 1741, he became organist of the cathedral. In addition, he held the positions as captain of the fire brigade and inspector of the water-works, practiced as an architect, land-surveyor, artisan, constructor and maker of instruments, made series of meteorological, geomagnetic, and astronomical observations, and was for 38 years an active member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.

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Musicaliske Elementer Books Chamber group
Sinfonia a 6 Symphony Chamber group
Sinfonia in D major Symphony Chamber group
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