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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born June 11, 1900 (Stockholm), Died October 29, 1968 (Castiglione della Pescaia)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
Notes: Born Axel Stig Hansson and primarily known as Jules Sylvain; he also used the pseudonyms Einar Björke and Eugen Widman.
See Also: Björke, Einar
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 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|
|Columbia||W106084||10-in.||November 1925||Det blåser upp en sunna vind||Teddy Larson||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W106087||10-in.||November 1925||Höstens violiner||Teddy Larson||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W106972||10-in.||July 1926||Spå valsen||Fyrar Glada Gossar||Instrumental quartet||composer|
|Columbia||W107362||10-in.||November 1926||Lapplandsvalsen||Fyrar Glada Gossar||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W107627||10-in.||February 1927||Bor du hemma hos din mamma?||Henry Corsell||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W109616||10-in.||August 1928||Vintergatan||E. Jahrl Nyhetskvintett||Instrumental ensemble, with Hawaiian guitar||composer|
|Columbia||W109953||10-in.||11/30/1928||Bonn-12an||Arvid Franzen ; Gadde Instrumental Kvartett||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W111350||10-in.||December 1929||Lillan ska' sova'||Oscar Danielson Orkester||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W111936||10-in.||approximately April 1930||Säg det i toner||E. Jahrl's Dansorkester||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W112939||10-in.||April 1931||Efter vinter kommer vår : Valse romance, from "Charlotte Löwensköld" [Motion picture]||Carl Halgren||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W112940||10-in.||April 1931||För hennes skull : Vals romance, from "För hennes skull" [Motion picture]||Carl Halgren||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W113001||10-in.||June 1931||Våvkänslor||Carl Halgren ; Jahrls Orkester||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W113003||10-in.||June 1931||När ringarna växlas om våren||Carl Halgren ; Jahrls Orkester||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W113440||10-in.||March 1932||Östan om manen och västan om solen||Jahrls Orkester||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W113921||10-in.||approximately August 1934||Flickan på ingarö strand||Henry Corsell ; Jahrls Instrumental Trio||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sylvain, Jules," accessed March 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104645.
Sylvain, Jules. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104645.
"Sylvain, Jules." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Sylvain, Jules, 1900-1968 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84130851
Wikidata: Jules Sylvain - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q6200457
MusicBrainz: Jules Sylvain - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/6a3e853d-b6aa-44d4-8605-cdd4247ed2d5
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