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Jacob Gade

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Jacob Gade


Jacob Gade (29 November 1879, Vejle, Denmark – 21 February 1963, Copenhagen, Denmark) was a Danish violinist, composer and conductor.

From 1919 to 1921 he lived in the United States, playing violin in the New York Symphony Orchestra, then he returned to Copenhagen and became very active there as a conductor. Most of Gade's compositions were of a light nature, but he also composed several symphonic poems, including Den Sidste Viking and Leda and the Swan. He is remembered today almost exclusively for Jalousie.

Works for Winds


  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 220.