Otto Jonas Lindblad (31 March 1809 – 26 January 1864), was a Swedish composer. He is most famous for the musical score of Kungssången, the Swedish royal anthem.
Otto Lindblad was the son of a clergyman. He was born in Karlstorp and attended gymnasium in Växjö. In 1829 he began academic studies at the University of Lund. In Lund, he formed a group with A. E. Christernin and J. Meurling, together with whom he played and sang a type of three part music pieces. The group became known as the "musical trefoil band". In 1836 he ended his studies and fully devoted his time to music. Two years later he formed the Lund Student Singers Association. On 5 December 1844 he presented the Royal Anthem for the first time, at a celebration for King Oscar I.
In 1846 Lindblad undertook a national tour with the noted Lund Quartet. The tour's revenue was to have been used for student housing in Lund, but the profit was too small and they only managed to bring home 1500 Riksdaler. In the spring of 1847 he took up the position of parish clerk and organist in Mellby. He married Emma Andersson in 1855. Their only child, a daughter, died as an infant. Otto Lindblad died in North Mellby parish at the age of 55 years, following a long period of illness.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 31st, 1809 (Q10543952), Died January 26th, 1864 (Q18292588)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1938
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]974||7-in.||10/8/1901||Steidsbon||Swedish Quartet||Vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]3592||10-in.||10/8/1901||Steidsbon||Swedish Quartet||Vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-17622||10-in.||5/5/1916||Lifdrabanten och kung Erik||Aage Wang-Holm||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-19201||10-in.||2/20/1917||Ur svenska hjärtans djup en gång||William Gustafson||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20711||10-in.||9/26/1917||Stridsbön||Brooklyn Svenska Mans Kvartetten||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer|
|Victor||B-22711||10-in.||3/12/1919||Konvaljens avsked||Hugo Johnson ; Mrs. Hugo Johnson||Accordion duet||composer|
|Columbia||39207||10-in.||2/4/1914||Lifdrabanten och Kung Erik||Eric Norgren||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||45765||10-in.||6/14/1915||Ångbåtsång||Swedish Glee Club of Brooklyn||Male vocal chorus, unaccompanied||composer|
|Columbia||43824||10-in.||approximately 1916||Trollhättan||Joel Mossberg||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||43871||10-in.||February 1916||Dalkarlsång||Oscar Bergström||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||5046||10-in.||10/5/1916||Mandom mod och Norske män (Folk song)||Joel Mossberg||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||0SB176||10-in.||before 6/14/1938||Kungssången (Du gamla, du fria)||Meissners Militär-Orkester||Band||composer|
|Gramophone||670z[L]||10-in.||Mar. 1903||Kungssången||Solistkören T. T.||Chorus||composer|
|Gramophone||835ae||10-in.||Sept. 1909||Vintern rasat ut||August Svenson||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||837ae||10-in.||Sept. 1909||Kungssången||John Forsell||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||1235e||10-in.||approximately Oct. 1904||Lifdrabanten och kung Erik||Oscar Bergström||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Gramophone||2055y||10-in.||10/13/1911||Jag vet ett land||Grammophon Kvartetten||Vocal quartet||composer|
|Gramophone||2071y||10-in.||10/16/1911||Trollhättan||Oscar Bergström||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Gramophone||2699e||10-in.||Oct. 1905||Ångbåtssång||Svenska Studentkvartetten||Vocal quartet||composer|
|Gramophone||11589½b||10-in.||Oct. 1908||Vårsång||John Forsell||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lindblad, Otto," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106704.
Lindblad, Otto. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106704.
"Lindblad, Otto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.
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