Ilmari Kianto

Ilmari Kianto (7 May 1874 - 27 April 1970), also known as Ilmari Calamnius and Ilmari Iki-Kianto, was a Finnish author. He was born in Pulkkila, Northern Ostrobothnia, and is best known for his books Punainen viiva ("The Red Line", published 1909) and Ryysyrannan Jooseppi (published in 1924). In his books, he describes people and living at Suomussalmi municipality in Kainuu region. He died in Helsinki, aged 95. Composer Jean Sibelius used Kianto's poem 'Lastu lainehilla' (Driftwood) as the lyric for the last of his Seven Songs, Op.17 (1902).

Birth and Death Data: Born May 7th, 1874 (Pulkkila), Died April 27th, 1970 (Helsinki)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 9549 10-in. 6/4/1924 Soipa kieli Otto Pyykkönen Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  


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