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" .
Correspondence with Tchaikovsky
One telegram from Tchaikovsky to Wilhelm Harteveld has survived, dating from 1890, and has been translated into English on this website:
- Letter 4268 – 8/20 December 1890, from Saint Petersburg
Notes and References
- ↑ See Letter 4608 to Pyotr Jurgenson, 29 January/10 February 1892.