Kosti Vehanen

Kosti Vehanen (31 August 1887 – 13 March 1957) was a Finnish pianist and composer. As a pianist he performed in more than 3,000 concerts on four continents. While he did perform as a concert soloist with major symphony orchestras and performed in recitals, he is best remembered for his prolific work as an accompanist with some of the most important singers of the first half of the 20th century. As a composer, he produced piano pieces, arrangements of folk songs, solo songs, two ballets, and a violin and cello fantasy. In addition, Vehanen also penned several memoirs, including 1941 book chronicling his decade long experience serving as Marian Anderson's accompanist.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 31st, 1887 (Turku), Died March 13, 1957 (Turku)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-98636 12-in. 1/14/1936 City called Heaven Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-98637 12-in. 1/14/1936 Lord, I can't stay away Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-98638 12-in. 1/14/1936 Ave Maria Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-98639 12-in. 1/14/1936 Aufenthalt (My abode) Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-99537 10-in. 2/4/1936 Go down Moses (Let my people go) Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-99538 10-in. 2/4/1936 My soul's been anchored in the Lord Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-99539 10-in. 2/5/1936 Saf, saf, susa Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-99540 10-in. 2/4/1936 Flickam kom ifran sin alsklings mote Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-023462 12-in. 6/1/1938 Crucifixion Marian Anderson Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-023463 12-in. 6/1/1938 Oh rock me, Julie Marian Anderson Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-023464 12-in. 6/1/1938 Fruhlingstraum Marian Anderson Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-023465 12-in. 6/1/1938 Der Doppelganger Marian Anderson Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vehanen, Kosti," accessed December 2, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106113.

Vehanen, Kosti. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106113.

"Vehanen, Kosti." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 2 December 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106113

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