Julius Johannsen

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Julius Johannsen

Julius Ernst Christian Johannsen ( Russian Юлий Иванович Иогансен * February 28 jul. / 12. March  1826 greg. In Copenhagen , † July 14 jul. / 27. July  1904 greg. In Lohja -Paloniemi, Finland ) was a Danish - Russian music theorist , composer and music teacher .


Johannsen studied piano with Ignaz Moscheles at the Leipzig Conservatory and composition with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Niels Wilhelm Gade . In 1848 he moved to Russia and worked as a music teacher in the Poltava Governorate . In 1852 he settled in St. Petersburg . In 1866 he took over the leadership of the composition theory class at the St. Petersburg Conservatory . In 1871 he became professor and inspector and in 1891 director of the conservatory (until 1897). In 1896 the Conservatory moved into the new building on the site of the demolished Bolshoi Theater . Johannsen's students included Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Anatoli Lyadow .

Johannsen composed romances and many pieces for piano that were not printed. His textbook on strict counterpoint was, according to his will, published in Russian as a translation from German by his composition student Nikolai Kasanli after his death .

Johannsen was buried in the St. Petersburg Novodevichy Cemetery. He was married to Sarah von Johannsen and had six children, including the architect Wilhelm Johannsen . Johannsen's daughter Luise Lucia von Johannsen (1865–1902) married the entrepreneur Hendrik van Gilse van der Pals (1856–1928).

Individual evidence

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  5. Novodevichy Cemetery Plan