Johannes Frederik Frøhlich

Johannes Frederik Frøhlich Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    21st August 1806
  • Died
    21st May 1860
  • Birthplace

Johannes Frederik Fröhlich (or Frølich), a Danish violinist, conductor and composer, was a precursor of Niels Gade and J.P.E. Hartmann, and a central figure in Danish musical circles during the Romantic era. He was a pupil of violinists Claus Schall and Friedrich Kuhlau. From 1827 he worked at the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, where he was chief conductor from 1836. Fröhlich was a co-founder of the Music Society of Copenhagen and its first chairman. He wrote a symphony (in E-flat, Op. 33), and choral works and chamber music, as well as violin and piano compositions and a violin concerto. He wrote ballet music for the ballet-master and choreographer August Bournonville, founder of the Danish ballet tradition. The main cache of his musical manuscripts is conserved in the Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Die Tyroler Ballet Orchestra
Festen i Albano Ballet Orchestra
Waldemar Ballet Orchestra
Flute Duet in C minor Duet Chamber group
Marsch og Jagtstykke for 9 Horns, Op.40 March Wind Ensemble
String Quartet No.1, Op.1 Quartet String Quartet
Divertissement for Flute and Orchestra Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Flute Sonata Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Flute Sonata in A minor Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Flute Sonata, Op.27 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Symphony, Op.33 Symphony Orchestra