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HENRIQUES, ROBERT MARTIN:

Danish musician, composer, and author; born in Copenhagen Dec. 14, 1858. He received instruction in violoncello from Bendix and Neruda, and in 1877 went to Dresden to study under Grützmacher and Kretschmer. He has appeared at concerts in Berlin, Leipsic, Hanover, Dresden, and Paris. Henriques has written for violoncello, piano, and orchestra, among his compositions being "Romance og Capricietto," "Märchen," and "Olaf Tryggvason." The last-named, an overture, has been played in Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Berlin. He has written varioussongs, including "Melodier i Moll" and "I Ny og Næ," and (with Oscar Madsen) several novels of local color, among which may be mentioned "Ved Höjen Mast" (1892), "Tjenestefolk," and "Studentens Glade Liv" (1893). Henriques is musical critic for "Dannebrog" and "Vort Land" of Copenhagen.

Bibliography:
  • C. F. Bricka, Dansk Biografisk Lexicon.
S. F. C.
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