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Ludvig Schytte

Ludvig Schytte (28 April 1848 in Aarhus – 10 November 1909 in Berlin) was a Danish composer, pianist, and teacher.

Born in Aarhus, Denmark, Schytte studied with Niels Gade and Edmund Neupert. In 1884, he travelled to Germany to study with Franz Liszt. Schytte lived and taught in Vienna between 1886 and 1907 and spent the last two years of his life teaching in Berlin.

Originally trained as a pharmacist, Schytte composed a Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor, Op. 28, and a Sonata in B-flat, among numerous other piano works. He also wrote two operas: Hero (25 September 1898 in Copenhagen) and Der Mameluk (22 December 1903 in Vienna). His shorter works are still used today as educational studies for piano students.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 28th, 1848 (Aarhus), Died November 10th, 1909 (Berlin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-14592 10-in. 3/19/1914 Study, op. 5, no. 3 Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-25907 10-in. 12/19/1921 Knight of the hobbyhorse Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-25907 10-in. 11/18/1926 Knight of the hobby-horse Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55355 10-in. 8/22/1929 With castanets Bruno Reibold ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 48694 12-in. 4/17/1916 Hunting elves Arthur Friedheim Piano solo composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schytte, Ludvig," accessed October 19, 2020,

Schytte, Ludvig. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from

"Schytte, Ludvig." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.

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