May the outsider’s Romantic message be heard!

Hidden beauty. © Charles Thibo

If Rued Langgaard was the outsider of Denmark’s musical scene, Franz Berwald fared no better in Sweden. His music provoked hostile reactions at home while he was moderately applauded abroad in Austria and Germany. As a matter of fact his orthopedic clinic and later the management of manufacturing businesses were much bigger successes than anything he endeavoured in the field of music. However unfair this may seem considering the quality of his compositions, such was his fate, but thanks to enthusiastic musicians we are able to appreciate the beauty of his beauty today.

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