Maikki Järnefelt-Palmgren

Maria 'Maikki' Järnefelt-Palmgren (née Pakarinen; 1871—1929) was an internationally-recognised Finnish operatic soprano and singing pedagogue, who toured extensively around Europe. She is especially known as a Wagnerian and Lied singer.

Maria Pakarinen's first marriage was to the composer and conductor, Prof. Armas Järnefelt (m. 1893 — div. 1908), with whom she had a child. She later married the composer, conductor and pianist, Prof. Selim Palmgren (m. 1910 — her death 1929). Both her husbands were also effectively her agents and managers.

Her sister-in-law from her first marriage was Aino Sibelius (née Järnefelt), the wife of Jean Sibelius.

She studied in Germany under Julius Hey, a renowned singing coach and personal friend of Richard Wagner.

Järnefelt-Palmgren died relatively young, at 57: she suffered a stroke during the dress rehearsal of her husband's cantata, Turun Lilja, and died in hospital shortly afterwards.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 26, 1871 (Joensuu), Died July 4, 1929 (Turku)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1922

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Notes: First husband: Armas Järnefelt. Second husband: Selim Palmgren.

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= 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-25873 10-in. 12/16/1921 Polska Maikki Järnefelt-Palmgren Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-25874 10-in. 12/16/1921 Pai, pai, paitaressu Maikki Järnefelt-Palmgren Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-26015 10-in. 1/4/1922 En vårvisa Maikki Järnefelt-Palmgren Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-26016 10-in. 1/4/1922 Liljekonvalje Maikki Järnefelt-Palmgren Female vocal solo, with piano and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1921-08-29-01] 10-in. 8/29/1921 Summer evening Maikki Järnefelt-Palmgren Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Järnefelt-Palmgren, Maikki," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105850.

Järnefelt-Palmgren, Maikki. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105850.

"Järnefelt-Palmgren, Maikki." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105850

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