Composers / Edvard Grieg / Persons catalog
Christian Frederik Emil Horneman (1840–1906) – a Danish composer. He studied at the Leipzig Conservatory (1858–1860), where he met Grieg. In 1865, he was one of the founders, alongside Grieg and others, of the ‘Euterpe’ Music Society. In 1880, he founded a music conservatory in Copenhagen, which functioned until 1920. One of his main compositions is the opera Aladdin, on which he worked for more than twenty years (1865–1987). His music (especially his stage music) displays clear influences from Beethoven, Weber and Berlioz.