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Jules Sylvain

Axel Stig Hansson (11 June 1900 – 29 October 1968), known professionally as Jules Sylvain, was a Swedish composer, screenwriter and musician.

Sylvain was born in Stockholm to actor Axel Hansson and actress and pedagog Valborg Hansson. At the age of 11, Sylvain began studying music at Lundsbergs boarding school but ran away from the school after four years. He studied piano lessons at Musikaliska Akademien between 1918 and 1920 and then continued to study at Music high school in Weimar between 1920 and 1922. He got his first income in 1918 as a café pianist in Stockholm. After that he worked as a musician in Germany for a few years. At his home coming in 1923 he made a name for himself at Kristallsalongen with the melodi Det är den dagliga dosisen som gör'et. During 1925 until 1928, Sylvain was employed as a chapel master for Karl Gerhard and composed a number of the singers songs.

As soon as the sound-film became established Sylvain started composing film music the first melody was Säg det i toner 1929, he was also for several years a musical advisor for Svensk Filmindustri. Sylvain composed several operetes the most known one is Zorina which had its premiere at the Stockholmsoperan in 1943. Sylvain also re-worked the music for the opera "Glada Änkan" for its relaunch in 1931. It is not completely known as to why Stig Hansson became Jules Sylvain sometime during the 1920s.

One theory is that it was Ernst Rolf who thought that a successful composer could not have such a regular name as Stig Hansson. Another theory is that he looked in a lexicon and got his eyes on the French composer with the name Sylvain and then combined the first name of his youth favourite author Jules Verne. Another is that he admired the French composer Maurice Yvain, and because of that wanted a name that sounded similar.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 11th, 1900 (Stockholm), Died October 29th, 1968 (Castiglione della Pescaia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Notes: Born Axel Stig Hansson and primarily known as Jules Sylvain; he also used the pseudonym Einar Björke.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33270 10-in. 9/11/1925 Little Inga Arvid Franzen ; Einar Holt Accordion duet composer  
Victor BVE-36032 10-in. 8/10/1926 Spå valsen Eric Olson ; Ragnar Sundquist Accordion duet composer  
Victor BVE-38321 10-in. 4/1/1927 Inga Lill (Mazurka) Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-41359 10-in. 12/9/1927 Bor du hemna hos din mamma? Alfred Edström Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-45304 10-in. 6/5/1928 Vintergatan G. Johanson Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-47554 10-in. 9/24/1928 Anna du kan val stanna Fred Carlsten Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-48780 10-in. 1/15/1929 I barndomens angder George G. Hultgren Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Victor BVE-48790 10-in. 1/16/1929 Det star skrivet uti stjarnorna Svenska Sjömans Orkestern Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-48792 10-in. 1/16/1929 Vintergatan Svenska Sjömans Orkestern Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-48794 10-in. 1/16/1929 En liten flicka med resegrammofon Svenska Sjömans Orkestern Instrumental ensemble composer  
OKeh W400108 10-in. 2/28/1928 Om lördag Eddy Jahrl's Kvintett Instrumental quintet composer  
Gramophone 0PA185 10-in. 10/12/1933 Håll takten spelemän för nu dansar jag Banjo-Lasses Orkester ; Teddy Leif Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0SB460 10-in. before 8/16/1938 Klart till drabbning "Alla Tiders" Dragspelsorkester ; Harry Brandelius Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0SB464 10-in. before 8/16/1938 En hälsning med vinden Olle Nygren ; Sune Waldimirs Orkester Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0SB640 10-in. before 6/14/1938 Nu ska vi opp, opp, opp Karl Gerhard ; Sune Waldimirs Orkester Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0SB655 10-in. before 7/8/1938. Två rum och kök Anna-lisa Eriksson ; Åke Söderblom ; Sune Waldimirs Orkester Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Gramophone 0SB656 10-in. before 7/8/1938. Klappat och klart Anna-lisa Eriksson ; Åke Söderblom ; Sune Waldimirs Orkester Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Gramophone 0SB713 10-in. before 1/12/1939 Med en enkel tullipan Harry Brandelius ; Sune Waldimirs Orkester Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0SB721 10-in. before 11/19/1938 Bland kobbar och skär "Alla Tiders" Dragspelsorkester ; Harry Brandelius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0SB722 10-in. before 11/19/1938 Glittrande våg "Alla Tiders" Dragspelsorkester ; Harry Brandelius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0SB724 10-in. 3/24/1938 Varje söndagsmorgon gå vi opp med solen "Alla Tiders" Dragspelsorkester ; Harry Brandelius Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0SB725 10-in. before 9/14/1938 Det är den stora, stora, stora, stora kärleken "Alla Tiders" Dragspelsorkester ; Harry Brandelius Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0SB735 10-in. before 9/14/1938 Alla glada spelmäns vals "Alla Tiders" Dragspelsorkester ; Harry Brandelius Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0SB747 10-in. before 9/19/1938 Vid barndomshemmets grind Harry Brandelius ; Sune Waldimirs Orkester Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0SB781 10-in. before 2/13/1939 Styrman Karlssons hambo "Alla Tiders" Dragspelsorkester ; Harry Brandelius Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sylvain, Jules," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104645.

Sylvain, Jules. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104645.

"Sylvain, Jules." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104645

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