Robert Kajanus


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(b Helsinki, 1856; d Helsinki, 1933). Finn. conductor and composer. Founded Helsinki Phil. Soc., 1882, cond. Helsinki PO until 1932. Taught mus. at Helsinki Univ. 1897–1926 (prof. from 1908). Friend and interpreter of Sibelius, several of whose syms. he cond. for early recordings. Comp. syms., cantatas, hymns, etc.

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