October 25, 2021
Oscar Fredrik Bernadotte Byström (Stockholm, October 13, 1821 - Stockholm, July 22, 1909) is a Swedish composer and scientist. Life and work Oscar Byström Thomas Byström (1810–1870) was the son of a composer and military musician. From 1867 to 1872 he was the superintendent of the Stockholm College of Music, then until 1876 he worked as the head of the music association in Turku, Finland. From 1882 he ran his own music school in Stockholm. He published medieval Swedish hymns and Martin Luther's medieval hymns, and became famous for this. Byström has also composed some instrumental pieces, the most famous being his symphony in D minor and several excerpts from Hermann’s operetta Vimpel.