Otto Lindblad

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lindblad, Otto," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106704.

Lindblad, Otto. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106704.

"Lindblad, Otto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

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