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Ole Andreas Lindeman – organist at the Church of Our Lady

From 1802, Ole Andreas Lindeman was employed at the Church of Our Lady (he had been standing in for the incumbent organist since 1799), which at that time was the most important church in the city. For a long time, Lindeman worked on the preparation of a choral songbook, but that work was only completed on the request of the Ministry of Faiths. The songbook was published in 1838 and was recommended for use in all the churches of the country. It was the first such collection prepared for the Church of Norway, which until that time had used various Danish-only canticles, while organists used also their own, individual versions of songs. In his attempt to adjust the rhythm of the lyrics to the melody and return to the more authentic forms of psalms and good harmonisation, Lindeman contributed in his songbook to the unification of church singing. He also translated numerous eighteenth-century treatises on music by renowned European musicians.

The Church of Our Lady is one of the oldest buildings in Trondheim. In the Middle Ages, it was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The tower and the western part were erected in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, while the eastern part is identical to the mediaeval church of the Holy Virgin Mary from the end of the twelfth century. The church was frequently destroyed by fires, but it was rebuilt every time. From the once rich Baroque interior, the pulpit and the 1744 altar by Heinrich Kühnemann have survived to this day.

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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