Hans Christian Lumbye ( 1810 - 1874)
Hans Christian Lumbye (Danish pronunciation: [lɔmˈbyː] was a Danish composer of waltzes, polkas, mazurkas and galops. He studied music in Randers and Odense, and by age 14 he was playing the trumpet in a military band. In 1829, he joined the Horse Guards in Copenhagen, still continuing his music education. In 1839, he heard a Viennese orchestra play music by Johann Strauss I, after which he composed in the style of Strauss, eventually earning the nickname "The Strauss of the North".
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