Compositions and correspondence of August Hyllested, 1856-1946, pianist and composer

Scope and Content

Unpublished compositions by August Hyllested including 10 songs, 1 choral work, 2 orchestral works, 3 piano pieces and 2 unfinished compositions, all undated. There are also letters from other composers, including Eugen d'Albert, Edward Elgar, Edvard Grieg, Henry Wood, and a letter to Hyllested's father in law from Franz Liszt with whom August had lessons.

Administrative / Biographical History

August Hyllested was born in Stockholm, Sweeden, in 1856 , becoming a concert pianist and held a number of teaching posts in various parts of the world over many years - United States, Scotland, Denmark and Sweden. He moved to Glasgow, Scotland, to become a member of staff at the Glasgow Athenaeum before retiring to Blairmore, Argyll, and died there in 1946 .


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 14 March 2002

No alterations made to date

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