Gade, Niels W
Niels W Gade (1817-1890) was a Danish violinist, organist, composer, and music teacher. He moved to teach at the conservatory at Leipzig, where he became friends with the composer Mendolssohn. He returned to Copenhagen to become director of the Copenhagen Musical Society, and was later joint director of the Copenhagen conservatory. Edvard Grieg and Carl Nielsen were among his pupils.