Nils Grevillius

Nils Grevillius (7 March 1893, Stockholm – 15 August 1970, Mariefred, Sweden) was a Swedish conductor and violinist.

Grevillius studied at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm. He served as leader of the Royal Swedish Opera orchestra from 1911 to 1914. He then became a repetiteur at the Royal Swedish Opera in 1916. He was a regular conductor with the Stockholms Konsertförening (Stockholm Concert Association) from 1914 to 1920. He later held the title of first conductor at the Royal Swedish Opera and conducted regularly there from 1922 to 1953. From 1927 to 1939, he was principal conductor of the Radioorkestern of Sveriges Radio (Swedish Radio).

Grevillius' name became well-known in the United States and Great Britain primarily from his recorded collaborations with Swedish tenor Jussi Björling. Their work together began in 1929, at Björling's first contracted commercial recording sessions, for Skandinavska Grammophon, which Grevillius conducted. The Björling-Grevillius recordings were issued by RCA Victor in the US and EMI/HMV in the UK.

Nils Grevillius the musician should not be confused with his cousin, Nils Grevillius (B. 1963), a private detective and author, who is a resident of Pasadena, California.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 7, 1893 (Kungsholms parish), Died August 15, 1970 (Mariefred)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, leader, arranger, composer

Notes:

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= 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
Gramophone 0SB404 10-in. 10/7/1936 Allt under himmelens fäste Jussi Björling ; Nils Grevillius Orkester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor, leader  
Gramophone 0SB409 10-in. before February 1939 Sommarnatt Jussi Björling ; Nils Grevillius Orkester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Gramophone 0SB471 10-in. 1/26/1937 Sverige Jussi Bjöerling ; Nils Grevillius Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Gramophone 0SB472 10-in. 1/26/1937 Land, du välsignade Jussi Bjöerling ; Nils Grevillius Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Gramophone 0SB742 10-in. before 10/21/1952 Sjung om studentens lyckliga da'r Jussi Björling ; Nils Grevillius Orkester Male vocal solo, with vocal double quartet and instrumental ensemble leader  
Gramophone 0SB753 10-in. before 3/9/1951 Nämner du sverige Jussi Björling ; Nils Grevillius Orkester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble. leader  
Gramophone BE1992 10-in. before January 1931 Hjärtan Som Brinna Gösta Bergström ; Nils Grevillius Orkester Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo conductor, composer  
Gramophone BT5224 10-in. 10/1/1930 Längtan till Italien Daniel Hertzman Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Gramophone BT5267 10-in. 10/8/1930 I dag Jussi Björling ; Nils Grevillius Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grevillius, Nils," accessed February 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353439.

Grevillius, Nils. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353439.

"Grevillius, Nils." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353439

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