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Armas Järnefelt

(1869—1958)


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(b Viborg (now Viipuri), 1869; d Stockholm, 1958). Finnish-born composer and conductor (Swed. cit. 1910). Cond. Viipuri orch. 1898–1903, Helsinki opera 1903–7, Royal Opera, Stockholm, 1907–32, Finn. Nat. Opera 1932–6, Helsinki PO 1942–3. Brother-in-law of Sibelius. Said to have introduced Wagner's mus. to Finland. Comps. incl. Praeludium for orch. (1907), Berceuse, pf. pieces, etc.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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