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(4 February 1740 — 11 February 1795) was a [[Sweden|Swedish]] [[poet]] and [[composer]]. Bellman is a central figure in the [[Swedish ballad tradition|Swedish song tradition]] and remains a very important influence in [[Swedish music]], as well as in [[Scandinavian literature]] in general, to this day.


Bellman was born in Stockholm. His main works are the Songs of Fredman () and the Epistles of Fredman (), each including some 70 songs, many of which are about sociable drinking and/or designed for the occasion of the same. But this aspect of his songs is not the main reason he has become such an icon in the Scandinavian song tradition. A master of rhyme and rhythm, with a wonderful sense for combining words and music, he wrote songs that were innovative and original in form (parodying and refreshing contemporary literary styles was one of his specialities), as well as challenging in subject matter. On the surface, his songs centred to a large extent around themes like the joy of inebriation and the pursuit of sexual pleasure. Against this backdrop, however, he manages to elucidate the tender and fleeting themes of love, death, and the elusive qualities of the "present", the here-and-now, in a unique and moving manner. His songs reflect aspects of the life of the common man in 18th century Stockholm, but by his composition Gustafs skål, an informal royal anthem, he had also acquired the patronage of King Gustav III of Sweden.Some of the characters in his songs are the clockmaker Fredman, the prostitute Ulla Winblad, the ex-soldier, now alcoholic Mowitz and Fader Berg, a virtuoso on several instruments. Some of these were based on living models, some probably not. His songs often make references to Greek and Roman mythological characters such as the ferryman Charon and the God of wine and pleasure, Bacchus.

Bellman mostly played the cittern.

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Total Books: 14
Musik Till Carl Bellmans Samlade Skrifter
2010 - Musik Till Carl Bellmans Samlade Skrifter [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142124373
ISBN-10: 1142124371
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Samlade Skrifter Volume 2
2010 - Samlade Skrifter Volume 2 [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142514334
ISBN-10: 1142514331
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Poetiska Arbeten Till r 1772 Sdana Han D mnade Utgifva Dem Efter Skaldens Egen Handskrift Med Melodier Och Pennritningar
2010 - Poetiska Arbeten Till R 1772 Sdana Han D Mnade Utgifva Dem Efter Skaldens Egen Handskrift Med Melodier Och Pennritningar [Med Modern Stafning - Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141020638
ISBN-10: 1141020637
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Fredmans Epistlar
2009 - Fredmans Epistlar [1790 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104751180
ISBN-10: 1104751186
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fredmans Epistlar
2009 - Fredmans Epistlar [1790 - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781104809416
ISBN-10: 1104809419
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Samlade Skrifter
2008 - Samlade Skrifter (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780559576959
ISBN-10: 0559576951
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Samlade Skrifter
2008 - Samlade Skrifter (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780559576997
ISBN-10: 0559576994
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Samlade Skrifter
2008 - Samlade Skrifter (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780559576881
ISBN-10: 0559576889
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Samlade Skrifter
2008 - Samlade Skrifter (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780559576928
ISBN-10: 0559576927
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Fredmans Episteln
2007 - Fredmans Episteln (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9783866045125
ISBN-10: 3866045123
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Fredmans Episteln
1994 - Fredmans Episteln (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783150089620
ISBN-10: 315008962X
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Fredmans handskrifter
Fredmans Handskrifter [Swedish Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789170544644
ISBN-10: 9170544646
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fredman's epistles  songs A selection in English
Fredman's Epistles Songs a Selection in English [UNESCO collection of representative works] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789171188731
ISBN-10: 9171188738
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