Hans Christian Lumbye

Born 2 May 1810. Died 20 March 1874
Hans Christian Lumbye
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1810-05-02
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Hans Christian Lumbye

Hans Christian Lumbye Biography (Wikipedia)

Hans Christian Lumbye (2 May 1810 – 20 March 1874) was a Danish composer of waltzes, polkas, mazurkas and galops, among other things.

As a child, he studied music in Randers and Odense, and by age 14 he was playing the trumpet in a military band. In 1829, he joined the Horse Guards in Copenhagen, still continuing his music education. In 1839, he heard a Viennese orchestra play music by Johann Strauss I, after which he composed in the style of Strauss, eventually earning the nickname "The Strauss of the North". From 1843 to 1872, he served as the music director and in-house composer for Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen. Such was his popularity in the Danish capital that many Danes revered him and considered Johann Strauss II as the "Lumbye of the South".

Lumbye is best known for his light compositions, many of which evoke non-musical sources. The Champagne Galop, for example, begins with the "pop" of a champagne cork, and the Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop faithfully recreates the sounds of a train chugging out of a station and grinding to a halt at the next stop. He honored the Swedish Nightingale with a "Souvenir de Jenny Lind, Vals" from 1845.

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Hans Christian Lumbye
Champagner-Galopp, op. 14
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Champagner-Galopp, op. 14

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Champagne Galop, Op 14
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Champagne Galop, Op 14
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Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
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Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
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Champagne Galop, Op 14
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Champagne Galop, Op 14
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Amelie waltz
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Amelie waltz
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Victoria Quadrille
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Victoria Quadrille
Vienna Philharmonic
The Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
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The Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
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Copenhagen Steam Railway
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Copenhagen Steam Railway
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Copenhagen steam railway – gallop
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Copenhagen steam railway – gallop

Copenhagen steam railway – gallop

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor), Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Hans Christian Lumbye
Copenhagen Railway Steam-Galop
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Copenhagen Railway Steam-Galop
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Champagne Galop
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Champagne Galop
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Britta Polka
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Britta Polka

Britta Polka

Orchestra
Copenhagen Tivoli Orchestra
Conductor
Lavard Friisholm
Hans Christian Lumbye
Salut for August Bourneville
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Salut for August Bourneville
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Amélie Waltz
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Amélie Waltz
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Champagner-Galopp, op. 14
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Champagner-Galopp, op. 14
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Champagne Galop
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Champagne Galop
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Champagne Galop
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Champagne Galop

Champagne Galop

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Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Joel
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Christian Lumbye & Georges Prêtre
Champage Galop, Op 14
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Champage Galop, Op 14

Champage Galop, Op 14

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Christian Lumbye & Georges Prêtre
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Champagne Galop, Op 14
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Champagne Galop, Op 14
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Salute to August Bourneville
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Salute to August Bourneville
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Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
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Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
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Champagne Galop
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Champagne Galop
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Columbine, polka-mazurka
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Columbine, polka-mazurka
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Concert Polka for two violins
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Concert Polka for two violins
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Concertpolka
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Concertpolka
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Britta Polka
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Britta Polka
Hans Christian Lumbye
Concertpolka for 2 violins and orchestra
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Concertpolka for 2 violins and orchestra
Hans Christian Lumbye
Drommebilleder; Champagne Galop
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Drommebilleder; Champagne Galop
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