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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 31, 1887 (Turku), Died March 13, 1957 (Turku)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, arranger

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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  
Gramophone 0LA1015 10-in. 4/4/1936 Te Deum Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0LA1016 10-in. 4/4/1936 Siciliana Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0LA1025 10-in. 4/7/1936 Der Tod und das Mädchen Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0LA1026 10-in. 4/7/1936 Die Forelle Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0LA1027 10-in. 4/7/1936 Come away, death Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0LA1028 10-in. 4/7/1936 Laksin minä kerayonä kaymään (Summer night) Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Gramophone 0LA1029 10-in. 4/7/1936 Ch'io mai vi possa lasciar d'amare Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0LA1161 10-in. 6/30/1936 Komm', süsser Tod Marian Anderson ; Johann Sebastian Bach ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0LA2187 10-in. 11/2/1937 Sometimes I feel like a motherless child Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0LA2188 10-in. 11/2/1937 I can't stay away Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0LA2189 10-in. Were you there? Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0LA2830 10-in. 11/16/1938 I don't feel no-ways tired Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vehanen, Kosti," accessed April 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106113.

Vehanen, Kosti. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106113.

"Vehanen, Kosti." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 April 2024.

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

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