Otto Lindblad (O. Lindblad, Otto Jonas Lindblad) 31.03.1809-26.01.1864
Otto Jonas Lindblad 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 December 5, 1844 he presented the Royal Anthem for the first time, at a celebration for King Oscar I...
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