Considered perhaps one of the most essential Danish musicians from the 19th century. He had written eight symphonies, one violin concerto, chamber music, organ and piano functions, and many cantatas including Elverskud in 1853. He began being a violinist using the Royal Danish Orchestra. His initial symphony was turned down for efficiency, but Felix Mendelssohn liked it and decided to debut it in Leipzig in March 1843. He was the movie director from the Copenhagen Musical Culture from approximately 1848 until his transferring. He proved helpful for his father, who was simply an instrument machine. He wedded Emma Sophie Amalie Hartmann in 1852. He instructed Edvard Grieg while offering as joint movie director from the Copenhagen Conservatory.