Hans Christian Lumbye

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Birthday
2, 1810
Birthplace
Denmark
Death Date
Mar 20, 1874 (63)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1810
Birthplace
Denmark
Death Date
Mar 20, 1874 (63)

About

Danish composer mainly known for his light compositions such as The Champagne Galop, and The Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop. He also composed mazurkas, polkas, and waltzes.

Before Fame

He studied music when he was young and began playing the trumpet in a military band as a teenager.

Trivia

He was the music director and composer for Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen for 29 years.

Family Life

He had two sons, Carl Christian and Georg August, who both became musicians and took over his orchestra after his death.

Associated With

He was frequently compared to Johann Strauss, another popular composer in his time.

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