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Obverse: Portrait of singer Jenny Lind (1820-1887) she was known as the Swedish nightingale and was Sweden's first and perhaps greatest singer of international repute. Jenny Lind was a skilled coloratura soprano with a wide vocal range, and was appointed court singer and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
To the right of the portrait is Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz' drawing of the old Stockholm opera house, which was demolished in 1892. This is where Jenny Lind made her last appearance in Sweden, in 1848. The notes in the background are a passage from Vincenzo Bellini's opera Norma.
The music theme on the banknote recurs in the micro lettering to the right of the drawing of the opera house, in the form of a quotation from the composer Arnold Schoenberg on the importance of music: "Musik överbringar ett profetiskt budskap, vilket uppenbarar en högre livsform som mänskligheten utvecklar sig i riktining mot. Och det är på grund av detta budskap som musik appellerar till människor av alla raser och nationaliteter." (Music conveys a prophetical message, which reveals a higher life form towards which humanity is developing. And it is because of this message that music appeals to people of all races and nationalities.).
On the reverse of the note is a picture of a silver harp, its tonal range and an excerpt from the score of Sven-David Sandström's Pictures for Percussion and Orchestra. The background is comprised of a stylised Swedish landscape.
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2005 "250 Years Tumba Bruk Printing Works" Commemorative Issue