HANS CHRISTIAN LUMBYE (1810 - 1874)
Hans Christian Lumbye started concerts in the manner of Strauss in his native Copenhagen, after hearing the bands of Lanner and the older Johann Strauss. Leading his orchestra from the violin, he provided entertainment at the Tivoli Gardens, toured abroad, and collaborated with the famous choreographer August Bournonville, with ballet music that includes the final Galop from Napoli.
Lumbye wrote a very large quantity of attractive dance music in the manner that Lanner and Strauss had made popular, waltzes, polkas galops and marches.
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