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Selim Palmgren

Selim Gustaf Adolf Palmgren (16 February 1878 – 13 December 1951) was a Finnish composer, pianist, and conductor. Palmgren was born in Pori, Finland, February 16, 1878. He studied at the Conservatory in Helsinki from 1895 to 1899, then continued his piano studies in Berlin with Ansorge, Berger and Busoni. He conducted choral and orchestral societies in his own country and made several very successful concert tours as a pianist in the principal cities of Finland and Scandinavia, appearing also as a visiting conductor. In 1921, he went to the United States, where he taught composition at the Eastman School of Music, later returning to Finland, where he died in Helsinki, aged 73. Palmgren was married to the opera singer Maikki Järnefelt.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 16, 1878 (Pori), Died December 16, 1951 (Helsinki)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, piano, lyricist

Notes: Second husband of singer Maikki Järnefelt-Palmgren.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-17932 10-in. 6/27/1916 Joululaulu Elli Suokas Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-25873 10-in. 12/16/1921 Polska Maikki Järnefelt-Palmgren Female vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor B-26015 10-in. 1/4/1922 En vårvisa Maikki Järnefelt-Palmgren Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26016 10-in. 1/4/1922 Liljekonvalje Maikki Järnefelt-Palmgren Female vocal solo, with piano and orchestra instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-45125 10-in. 5/9/1928 Kiertolainen Matti Jurva Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-50922 10-in. 3/7/1929 Tuoll' on mun kultani Volpi Leuto ; Margherita Violante Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble arranger  
Victor BVE-57599 10-in. 12/11/1929 Summer evening Mendelssohn Glee Club Male vocal chorus composer  
Victor CS-049105 12-in. 4/13/1940 Finnish lullaby Augustana Choir Mixed vocal chorus, unaccompanied composer  
Victor [Trial 1921-08-29-01] 10-in. 8/29/1921 Summer evening Maikki Järnefelt-Palmgren Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W148473 10-in. 4/26/1929 Cradle song Dame Myra Hess Piano solo composer  
Gramophone Cc322 12-in. 6/28/1921 Findlandisch dance Benno Moiseiwitsch Piano solo composer  
Gramophone 0LA1028 10-in. 4/7/1936 Laksin minä kerayonä kaymään (Summer night) Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Gramophone BE1579 10-in. 5/30/1929 Finnish romance Arvo Hannikainen Violin solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone BW1688 10-in. 5/31/1928 Vid Milan Manskören M. M. Male vocal chorus, unaccompanied composer  
Gramophone BW1702 10-in. 6/1/1928 Tuutulaulu Mieskuoro Laulu-Miehet ; Wäinö Rautavaara Male vocal chorus composer  
Gramophone BW1704 10-in. 6/1/1928 Hiidenorjien laulu Mieskuoro Laulu-Miehet Male vocal chorus composer  
Gramophone 0EA6221 10-in. 2/11/1938 Kesäilta Viljo Lehtinen ; Martti Turunen ; Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat Male vocal chorus, with male vocal solo arranger  
Gramophone 0EA6222 10-in. 2/10/1938 Prokko Martti Turunen ; Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat Male vocal chorus composer  
Gramophone 0EA6227 10-in. 2/11/1938 Soi kaisla Martti Turunen ; Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat Male vocal chorus composer  
Victor (Canada) 7719 10-in. approximately 1928 to 1933 Venehessa (In the boat) Elsa Ukkonen Female vocal solo, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Palmgren, Selim," accessed June 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103238.

Palmgren, Selim. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103238.

"Palmgren, Selim." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103238

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