Johann Christian Friedrich Hæffner

Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner ( born March 2, 1759 in Oberschönau, † May 28, 1833 in Uppsala ) was a Swedish composer of German origin.

He received his first musical training at the Schmalkaldener organist Johann Gottfried Vierling. From 1776, he studied in Leipzig from 1778 to 1780 he worked as a conductor in Frankfurt and Hamburg. In 1780 he was offered a position as organist of St Gertrude Church ( German church ) in Stockholm, in 1781 he went to Stockholm. In 1783 he was employed at the Royal Theatre, where he was in 1783 assistive, 1793 and 1795 first deputy Kapellmeister.

In 1808 he went as a musical director (musical director ), University of Uppsala, where he in 1820 also took over the post of organist.

In 1808 he composed the song "Under Svea Banér ". Later, he wrote many songs for four male voices and became the creator of the tradition of the Nordic students chant ( " Nordiska studentsångens fader" ).

Haeffner also composed three operas, incidental music, a fair, songs with piano accompaniment, the hymn book of the Church of Sweden in 1819 and belonging to this Preludes 1822. Known his oratorio Försonaren på Golgotha ​​was ( " The Redeemer on Golgotha ​​" ), 1809.


  • The svartsjuke sin egen rival, eller Sängkammareko ( jealousy is their own rival or The echo in the bedroom ), Stage Music, 1784
  • Electra, opera, libretto by Adolf Fredrik Ristell after Nicolas Francois Guillard, 1787
  • Alcides ' inträde världen i, opera in one act, libretto by Abraham Niclas Edelcrantz 1793
  • Renaud, opera, libretto by N.B. Sparrschöld by Torquato Tasso in 1801
  • Arias to Äfventyraren by Johan Magnus Lannerstjerna and hermits by August von Kotzebue
  • Composer ( romance )
  • Swedish composer
  • Composer ( opera )
  • Swedish Musician
  • German musician
  • Born in 1759
  • Died in 1833
  • Man