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musician , composer.

Gustavus Johnson, musician, composer.

Background

Johnson, Gustavus was born on November 2, 1856 in Hull, England. Son of Peter Johanson (Swedish for Johnson) and his wife, Henrietta, d. Admiral Hole, of the British navy.

Education

Moved to Stockholm, Sweden, 1859. To the United States, 1875. Educated in Stockholm, Sweden, Elementary School, 1863-1872.

Graduate Schartau’s Business College, Stockholm, 1874. Studied music with eminent teachers in Stockholm. Engaged as teacher of music since 1875.

Prominent as pianist.

Career

Founded The Johnson Piano School, 1898. Later changed name to The Johnson School of Music, Oratory and Dramatic Art, and in 1900 moved into new building erected for exclusive use of the school. Now director piano department, Minneapolis School of Music, successor to Johnson School Composer of numerous pieces for piano, violin, voice, quartets, anthems, etc.

Also one piano trio and a concerto for piano and orchestra. Also theoretical works on Touch Formation, L11. Address: 42-44 8th St., S., Minneapolis.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer of numerous pieces for piano, violin, voice, quartets, anthems, etc. Also one piano trio and a concerto for piano and orchestra. Also theoretical works on Touch Formation, L11.

Connections

Married Minneapolis, October 4, 1882, Caroline Frances Winslow.

father:
Peter Johanson Johnson

spouse:
Minneapolis