Wilhelm Harteveld

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Swedish composer, conductor and pianist (b. 5 April 1859 in Stockholm; d. 1 October 1927 in Stockholm), born Julius Napoleon Wilhelm Harteveld; known in Russia as Wilgelm Napoleonovich Garteveld (Вильгельм Наполеонович Гартевельд).

Harteveld studied in Stockholm and Leipzig, and from 1882 until 1918 he worked in Russia as a teacher, conductor and folk-song collector. His works included marches and choral music.

Tchaikovsky greatly disliked Harteveld, calling him "a son of a bitch" [1].

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One telegram from Tchaikovsky to Wilhelm Harteveld has survived, dating from 1890, and has been translated into English on this website:

Notes and References

  1. See Letter 4608 to Pyotr Jurgenson, 29 January/10 February 1892.