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Fredrik Pacius

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Fredrik Pacius (1809-1891) was a German-born violinist and composer who was invited in 1835 from Stockholm to teach music at the University of Helsinki. In fact, he came to spend the rest of his life in Finland and played a key role in the development of Finnish music. He composed the first Finnish opera `The Hunt of King Charles', based on Zacharias Topelius' libretto, in 1852 and other orchestra ...

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Kaisaniemenpuisto, Kluuvi
00100 Helsinki

Text edited by: Culture and Leisure Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 20/3/2023