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Ole Andreas Lindeman

Thomas Tellefsen's first piano teacher was Ole Andreas Lindeman (1769−1857), organist at the Church of Our Lady (Vår Frue kirke). Lindeman had received a good musical training from the composer and organist Israel Gottlieb Wernicke, a Norwegian emigrant in Copenhagen. Lindeman passed on his interest in the music of Bach and his predecessors to his pupils, both through practical music making and through studying treatises of the great music theorists of the eighteenth century. As a student of Lindeman, Thomas Tellefsen was able to profit from his teacher's immense knowledge and gain a wide-ranging and thorough education. Tellefsen's abiding interest in Baroque music can easily be traced back to the traditions in which he grew up.

In 1789, Lindeman left for Copenhagen to study law, remaining there for ten years. His academic pursuits had to give way to his love for music, and in 1799 Lindeman returned to Trondheim as an organist and one of the best educated musicians in Norway. His musical studies in Copenhagen resulted in a legacy which was extraordinary for the time. Lindeman encountered the Bach tradition from the first decades after the death of Johann Sebastian, and although the Leipzig cantor and his music fell into almost complete oblivion, becoming unknown even to music aficionados, knowledge of Bach’s music was considered among trained musicians to be a mark of seriousness and lofty qualifications. Ole Andreas Lindeman left numerous handwritten manuscript books with compositions by Johann Sebastian and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Philipp Kirnberger and many other composers writing in the Bach tradition. He used their works in his lessons in Trondheim, and his pupils learnt about the music of Bach long before interest in the latter’s music was rekindled in Europe during the 1830s and 1840s. At the same time, Lindeman was a keen observer of contemporary trends and well versed in fashionable music of the time. Thus by the turn of the century his repertoire included piano concertos by Mozart, and by the mid 1830s he knew Chopin’s Concerto in E minor.

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Charlotte Thygeson (1811–1872) – a student of Kalkbrenner A student in France (1842–1849), Flats
Chopin and Tellefsen in London Flats, Thomas Tellefsen in Great Britain
Christiania Theater Appearances, Concerts in Christiania and Stockholm
Concerts at the Royal Opera in Stockholm Appearances, Concerts in Christiania and Stockholm
Concerts in Le Havre and Honfleur Appearances, A student in France (1842–1849)
England and Scotland (1849) Manors / Palaces / Castles, Thomas Tellefsen in Great Britain
England and Scotland (1851) Appearances, Thomas Tellefsen in Great Britain
Honfleur A student in France (1842–1849), Education
Latin School in Trondheim Education, Tellefsen’s Childhood in Trondheim
London (1870–1873) Appearances, Thomas Tellefsen in Great Britain
Masonic lodge in Christiania (Oslo) Appearances, Concerts in Christiania and Stockholm
Matthäus Nagiller (1815–1874) A student in France (1842–1849), Education
Napoléon Henri Reber A student in France (1842–1849), Education
Ole Andreas Lindeman Flats, Tellefsen’s Childhood in Trondheim
Ole Andreas Lindeman – organist at the Church of Our Lady Churches / Places of worship, Tellefsen’s Childhood in Trondheim
Princess Marcelina Czartoryska Education, Manors / Palaces / Castles, Mature years in Paris 1849–1874
Scotland (1850) Flats, Thomas Tellefsen in Great Britain
Scotland: July-September Flats, Thomas Tellefsen in Great Britain
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland and Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen Flats, Thomas Tellefsen in Great Britain
Tellefsen’s choice of piano Appearances, A student in France (1842–1849)
Tellefsen and early music Appearances, Mature years in Paris 1849–1874
Tellefsen – chamber musician Appearances, Mature years in Paris 1849–1874
Tellefsen – composer Mature years in Paris 1849–1874
Tellefsen – pianist Appearances, Mature years in Paris 1849–1874
Tellefsen – publisher Mature years in Paris 1849–1874, Publishers / Bookshops
Tellefsen – student of Chopin A student in France (1842–1849), Education
Tellefsen – teacher Education, Mature years in Paris 1849–1874
The Rothschilds Education, Mature years in Paris 1849–1874
The Tellefsens' house Flats, Tellefsen’s Childhood in Trondheim
Thomas Tellefsen at the Trondheim Theatre Appearances, Tellefsen’s Childhood in Trondheim
Trondheim Cathedral Churches / Places of worship, Tellefsen’s Childhood in Trondheim
Trondheim Music Society Appearances, Tellefsen’s Childhood in Trondheim