ADOLF FREDRIK LINDBLAD (1801 - 1878)
An admirer of Beethoven and a pupil of Mendelssohn’s teacher Zelter, the Swedish composer Adolf Fredrik Lindblad established himself as a teacher in his native country. His more ambitious orchestral compositions and his single opera found little favour in Sweden, but he achieved more by his contribution to the repertoire of Swedish song, leading some to refer to him as the Swedish Schubert.
Sweden in Lindblad’s time had little appetite for symphonies, although his Symphony No. 1 earned him membership of the Royal Swedish Academy and was well received in Leipzig.